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A Right Royal Year!












Windsor investiture!

What can I say other than that, for me the last couple of weeks have been surreal.

Firstly an amazing wedding in Chepstow, then just over a week later a day I will never forget all coinciding with the Queens special 90th birthday celebrations. My very own brothers investiture at Windsor castle into the Grand knights Cross,  only the highest grade in many orders of knighthood. How proud I felt and being only feet away from the Queen was the ultimate experience!

Not only being feet away HMQ was in touching distance as she walked past me and, I saw her really give me a smile, she was utterly beautiful in person, her skin was like porcelain, totally surreal!! All my senses were on alert, I felt a shiver run through me as the National Anthem was played for the second time by the Royal Orchestra as she left. It is an experience I will treasure for a lifetime……

We then had the pleasure of drinks in the Crimson Room VIP, with no other than the Queens advisers and other very important people  including the governor of  Windsor Castle

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Now taking in all this Right Royal day of great importance to me, I did obviously want to look the part. I felt incredibly pleased with myself when to my delight the Queen herself was adoring the very same colour in her attire as myself, feminine delicate on trend pale pink.

My very own dress was a gorgeous ‘In Wear‘ Patrice lace romantic sophisticated and elegant all rolled into one and I FELT THE BEES KNEES!


Birthday Bash at The Ritz!

Nothing was going to stop me now and after the Windsor Castle investiture we had a wonderful meal at Michel Roux snr’s top restaurant ‘The Riverside Inn’ at Bray, it was something else the high life was defiantly suiting me despite my many years of thinking otherwise…..

Less than a week later we all here at  Shirtsleeves    jumped on the train to London to celebrate our very own birthday Girls ‘Sue and Jayne P’. We didn’t just go anywhere for Afternoon Tea how could we ‘The Ritz’ it was for us……

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Here are some of our snap shots of a wonderful day, we were all looking superb of course we couldn’t let the side down, Debbie in a Taifun stunning apparel and Janet in no other that Oui clothing all obviously from ‘Shirtsleeves….

Just so you can share our day and enjoy some of the fun and extravaganza here are more photos, one of me in the powder room and not forgetting the delicious afternoon tea which I can most definitely recommend, scrumptious…..

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PicMonkey Collage0  Back to reality….

It has been an excellent few weeks but now its back to real life but who knows if I wish enough maybe that lifestyle could become my reality….

Hope you have enjoyed sharing my experiences and just one last thing I would like to wish HMQ a HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY.

Mandy. x

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