The beauty of Monarchy and Aristocracy!

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Lovely suit, but the PoW looks as though he might be wearing some rouge on his cheeks.

Then again, maybe it's just in English peaches-and-cream complexion...
 

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^ I know that the 1980s was, in general, a bad decade for fashion but Princess Diana's green velvet dress and matching hat are truly dire.
 

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The Japanese emperor wears a beautifully cut stroller as he announces, in typically roundabout and indirect Japanese fashion, that he may wish to abdicate in the next few years.

 

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The Japanese emperor wears a beautifully cut stroller as he announces, in typically roundabout and indirect Japanese fashion, that he may wish to abdicate in the next few years.

Always put him in the top five for best dressed of the 20th century.
 

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Is the length of the sleeve deliberately so long?

BTW who dresses now his son? Richard James? I don't think is AS. Have you seen the latests sport jackets? Tiny, tiny lapels.
 

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I use to be a staunch Red-Wedge "Them Russkies knew how to deal with Royalty" agitator, but the benefits of the British and Dutch monarchy are fine examples of how hereditary royalty can work in democracies. And once they did away with hereditary peers in the House of Lords they opened the door to rank mediocrities and dross getting GBP 300 a day for gratis.
 

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I use to be a staunch Red-Wedge "Them Russkies knew how to deal with Royalty" agitator, but the benefits of the British and Dutch monarchy are fine examples of how hereditary royalty can work in democracies. And once they did away with hereditary peers in the House of Lords they opened the door to rank mediocrities and dross getting GBP 300 a day for gratis.
You are learning grasshopper.
 

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A peace offering of sorts: Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915-2011), an actual British WWII-hero. Sponge fisher, Nazi hunter, travel writer extraordinaire. . .

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At last, a bonus. . . Sir Leigh Fermor rocking the eye patch at a book signing:

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I read all his books, one of my favourites writers and lover of the hellenic culture.

Thanks for posting.
I think the concluding volume of the trilogy that recounts his journey through Europe in the 1930s was finally published (posthumously) a year or two ago. Have been meaning to pick up a copy for a bit of summer reading.
 
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