The Queen’s Smile: 19 of Her Majesty’s Most Infectiously Happy Moments

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A look back at the lighter moments of the UK’s “Happy and Glorious” monarch, Elizabeth II.

1. Her Majesty receives the “red box” every day, save for Christmas and Easter, to read over classified government documents.  No one, not even Prince Philip, is privy to the contents inside the box.


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Royal Biographers Pay Tribute To Queen Elizabeth On Her Historical Milestone

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Today, September 9th, is a very significant day for Her Majesty, who – at 5:30pm local time – will officially surpass her great-great grandmother, Queen Victoria as the longest-reigning monarch in British history.

The Telegraph clocks Victoria’s reign at “23,226 days, 16 hours and 23 minutes” or 63 years and seven months.  Save for an engagement (the Queen will visit Edinburgh, Midlothian and Tweedbank for the Scottish Borders Railway opening celebrations), Elizabeth II will mark September 9th privately at Balmoral, according to reports.

The Daily Mail‘s Sebastian Shakespeare claims that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will join Her Majesty on September 9th for a “private dinner.”   Continue reading

21 Thoughts the Queen Had While Looking Back On Her Historic Reign

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Everyone gather round!  Something splendid is about to happen and you must pay attention.

As of tomorrow, the Queen will have surpassed Queen Victoria as the longest-reigning British monarch in history, a milestone that Her Majesty won’t be celebrating with a victory lap, but it’s a remarkable achievement nonetheless.

Imagine if the Queen looked back on photos during her reign?  What memories would come to mind?  What has been blocked out (aside from the Windsor fire and three out of her four kids getting a divorce)?

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Would You Buy Christian Louboutin’s $90 Lipstick?

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Early last month, Christian Louboutin announced he was expanding his empire to include lipstick, a clever move that comes more than year after his brand – famous for its red soles and impossibly high price points – made its foray into beauty with a nail polish line.

Now, Louboutin is offering his customers another piece of art, this time resembling a vial inspired by the beauty and power of Nefertiti, complete with a crown cap and gold base that can be worn as a pendant.

The 38 colors offered come in three finishes, according to Vogue: Silk Satin, Velvet Matte, and Sheer Voile.

One has to ask, is it worth it?  Continue reading