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It's the MOOOOOOOST wonderful TIIIIIIIIIME of the YEAR!
"GASP! Ladies, have you SEEN the amount of plumage in this castle today???"
St. Paul's was simply lousy with royals today! Let's get this Jubilee party started, hatters!
No, no, this isn't a photo of two Russian grannies hanging out in Siberia in January -- it's the Queen and Princess Anne, braving the freezing temps in England to kick off this year's Diamond Jubilee festivities by doing one of my favorite royal activities:
A royal tree planting! Hooray!
The queen's jubilee year formally begins on Monday, the 60th anniversary of her accession to the throne. We'll be celebrating with the royals all year here at MH, too -- I've got a series of Jubilee Hattery Flashbacks queued up, and we'll be playing along as the royals go hither and thither to various events across the Commonwealth. Get excited, hatters!
PHOTO CREDITS: ARTHUR EDWARDS/AFP/Getty Images
As per usual, Anne's either hiding from the photographers on the way to church, or they're ignoring her. And it's too bad, because this hat really doesn't look too bad! (It doesn't really match her coat, and it looks a bit springy, but heck, it's Princess Anne! We'll take what we can get.)
PHOTO CREDITS: Chris Jackson/Getty Images
Princess Anne was front and center at tonight's state banquet, and she didn't scrimp on the bling: this is, of course, the Festoon Diamond Tiara, probably more familiar to most royal watchers as the tiara that Autumn Phillips wore on her wedding day. We haven't actually seen Anne in this one on the blog yet -- I like how parts of it just barely peek out over her hair!
PHOTO CREDITS: AP Photo/Dominic Lipinski, Pool
First glance: elegant!
Second closer look: '80s? Yep, I'd almost put money on it.
Either way, Anne's wearing this straw-and-tulle creation to an important event: the official ceremony giving the town of Wootton Bassett its "Royal" prefix. If you've not been reading about the town's special efforts to honor Britain's war dead, have a look over here.
PHOTO CREDITS: AP Photo/Ben Birchall/PA Wire