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    Default Secrets of Queen's traveling wardrobe revealed

    I tried 8 ways from Sunday to cut/paste/edit this article to post here, and they all failed.

    Rather than to try to delete the thread, all I can do now is just post the link.

    The secrets of the Queen's travelling wardrobe revealed | Daily Mail Online

    Being a low tech person, I have no idea what kind of code the Daily Mail embedded in this article, but it is one mean mofo that I do not have the skills to defeat. Really sorry --

    But here's a pic for your trouble:


    The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh arrived in Elgin by Royal Train yesterday


    And some paragraphs:

    She always takes a duplicate of every outfit, all made by Angela Kelly

    Outfits are chosen by the Queen, with Miss Kelly , Angela makes notes of the Queen’s wishes and ideas for alterations before producing a final technical drawing from which the pattern is cut.

    To stop her feeling uncomfortable or getting too warm when she is on official business, the Queen insists on loose clothing.

    All of her clothes are made of natural fibres: 100 per cent pure cotton or wool, no linen (it creases too easily) and certainly no polyester.

    When she travels, Angela Kelly, her personal assistant and curator of the royal wardrobe, ensures that a duplicate for every outfit is close to hand so that if something is spilled on her clothes or there is any other mishap, Her Majesty can discreetly change into a new set without anyone knowing - which perhaps explains the two garment bags in the back of the van.

    If disaster does strike, the ensemble won't be sent to a dry cleaner - all clothes are hand-washed, steamed and pressed by one of her three dressers to avoid any unpleasant chemical smells.
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    This was just great! Thank you.
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    Exactly the same happens to me, Azoria (the posting, not the duplicate outfits.) It's a pain to post any new stories for those who are trying.
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    Very interesting link, thanks!

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    I'd love to know how much HMQ spends on her wardrobe. We very occasionally see "repeats" but for the most part they are one offs. And in duplicate? Plus hats??
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    Quote Originally Posted by azoria View Post
    avoid any unpleasant chemical smells.
    I must be a freak; I love the smell of dry-cleaned clothing.
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    I think I read somewhere that she must wear bright colored clothing and her hat can't hide her face. First part so security can spot her instantly

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    Am I the only one who was expecting an article about Freddie Mercury?
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    First thought: amazing!
    Second thought: Good that I'm not paying this.
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    Yeah, duplicate outfits seem extravagent. What happens to them afterwards? Does this apply to all the top royals - Camilla, Kate etc?

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    Apparently HMQ does gift certain used outfits to loyal friends or her dressmaker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleuth View Post
    Am I the only one who was expecting an article about Freddie Mercury?
    No, and I was bummed I was reading about Liz again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rollo View Post
    Yeah, duplicate outfits seem extravagent. What happens to them afterwards? Does this apply to all the top royals - Camilla, Kate etc?
    Well, if there's ever a time to be extravagant it's when you're a queen. She's a a multi billionaire. And she drinks Earl Grey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chalet View Post
    Well, if there's ever a time to be extravagant it's when you're a queen. She's a a multi billionaire. And she drinks Earl Grey.
    Per Forbes, her personal net worth is $500 million.

    That's still more than my net worth though...
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