A Revamped Royal Post

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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Copyright The Royal Post

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.

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Getty Images

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:

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Clearly I was inspired by Princess Diana’s March of 1982 David Sassoon gown and stunning necklace…

Corbis

Corbis

…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:

Star Editions

Star Editions

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.

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Categories: British Royal Family, Diana, Princess of Wales, Kate Imitations

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17 replies

  1. Love the new look of the blog. And those photos, priceless.

  2. Yes, love this newly tweaked effort! Congrats on such a fun and honest piece. Onward ho!

  3. I would have to agree that sharing pics from the 80s is brave!! Love it 🙂

  4. Great pics! And I like the new look.

  5. I miss the 80s. Sigh. Ha!

    Wonderful, whimsical, personal, and open. Thank you!

    Nice sidebar graphic. I feel like I’m in London back in the day. 🙂

    Warmly,
    Alice

  6. Love the new look, but before you completely close the door on the old, can you please answer one question? The scrumptuous picture of some palace, somewhere that was the header of the old – where is that? I’ve wondered that since I have been following your postings! Thanks. And glad you’re back!

    • Hi, Kay! Thanks so much for the message. It’s good to be back! I must confess that the picture you’re referring to came automatically with the WordPress theme we chose for the blog. The theme is called “Chateau” and I have emailed the developer who created it asking your question. Will let you know if I get an answer! Thanks again.

  7. Fab pictures! Your revised layout is great! It will really show off the great images you share of castles and royals!

  8. I,too love the photo of the Chateau. Wonder how you can get a photo up with your post as well. Love the photo comparisons with Princess Diana. Way to go! Thinking I should go to WordPress.com as well.

  9. oh my goodness those photos are to die for! 🙂 very brave to post them (just kidding) 🙂

  10. Love the photos. What a fun post!

  11. What a fun idea for a blog!

  12. What a cool topic to blog about! And how brave of you to post your childhood photos for the world to see! Have fun on your blogging journey!

  13. Thank you all so much for your lovely comments. So grateful for the encouragement and that you stopped by!

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