I’ve told you all about my love for Lizzie before but I thought it’d be remiss of me not to include her in the Fierce Females series. Aside from the obvious fact that she’s THE queen and gets to wear some amazing clothes and jewels she’s also a very interesting woman who’s still rocking well into her late 80s.
Most people don’t know that she trained as a mechanic and driver in the Women’s Auxiliary Service and was a junior commander during World War II. She’s also been the reigning monarch for more than 60 YEARS!! That’s just astounding, imagine working in your job for 60+ years *shudder*.
I had the pleasure of visiting Windsor Castle and surrounds when I was living in London. Now when I say visit, I mean out the front staring longingly through the gates. I doubt that they would have let such an uncouth youth into their midst *sigh*. One day I’d love to be invited inside and have tea and cucumber sandwiches with the crusts cut off with Liz.
This Sunday I take my hat off and do a deep curtsey for QE2 – a fierce octogenarian who can rock any outfit with a string of pearls and a brooch! I hope I’m looking this amazing when I get to her age.
*Images found via Google image search
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