Sunday, April 8, 2012
A Royal Good (Easter) Egg
It's sufficiently rare that she looks so jolly that I thought it worth passing along this charming snap of the Princess Royal at this morning's Easter solemnities at Windsor. She's even, after her own unique fashion, Made an Effort, resurrecting (an appropriate verb for the holiday) a somewhat less familiar number from her apparently bottomless stock of vintage outfits (she regularly wears things that have been part of her wardrobe for the past three decades or more).
I've always been a fan of HRH - she does an awful lot of good work, with only a fraction of the fawning attention that follows younger, higher-profile members of her family. She's a prickly character at times, with her father's gift for the sudden question or sharp glance, but unlike her late aunt, the Countess of Snowdon, she is tireless in her devotion to what at times must be very tiresome duties. That's an unfashionable virtue, but there's no question that it gets things done.