Hello, Royal Post Readers!
Thank you so much for sticking with us as we went on an unexpected hiatus as life got a little busy. As you can see, we’re back now with a new and improved blog format and plan to be on a regular publishing schedule going forward. We hope The Royal Post is now easier to navigate. As we go along we will continue to make improvements, so any suggestions or ideas are always welcome!
One bummer that came from our new format is that the ‘About’ page went into hiding and changing that has proven to be no easy feat. So, I figured I’d just write a post to re-introduce ourselves properly. It’s time to get a bit more personal!
As you may already know, we Royal Posters are Canadian twin sisters who have loved all things royal since the very early ‘8o’s. No doubt our mum sparked this love when she pasted a picture of Prince William into our baby books since we were born less than a month apart. We now offer you some visual proof that this began loooong before the Copy Kate phenomenon.
These portraits of yours truly were taken in 1987.
Royal Poster #1
Here we have Royal Poster #1 in her special Christmas party frock:
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And of course this is Lady Diana Spencer looking lovely in one of her many engagement portraits. This one was taken in 1981 at Highgrove, Prince Charles’ country estate.
Note the similarity of fabrics, shade of green, and puffy sleeves. Heck, even the haircuts are similar! And, in lieu of a diamond necklace, Royal Poster #1 has a shiny silver and lace clown collar. Perfect.
Royal Poster #2
Next up is Royal Poster #2 (that’s me) in a red velvet party dress. As I recall, my favourite part of the dress was the rhinestone (but of course I considered it a diamond) button at the center of the lace collar. If you look really close you can see it:
Clearly I was inspired by Princess Diana’s March of 1982 David Sassoon gown and stunning necklace…
…though perhaps this collar is more reminiscent of mine. Diana wore this patriotic red and white number during a state visit to Canada in 1986:
For the time being, neither one of us is currently living back home in Canada (one of us in Los Angeles and the other lives in London, England) but we get to share our royal hobby thanks to this blog. We’re so glad you are a part of it.
This post is part of a brave blogging link-up that’s part of Liv Lane’s How To Build a Blog You Truly Love ecourse. As a participant, I was challenged to step outside my comfort zone and share something with you that felt especially brave. Getting a bit more personal and sharing pictures from the ’80s fits the bill for me!! If you like, you can see what others in the course have written by clicking here.