20 April 2016

Royal Mail 500th Anniversary, and Alexandra Gardens Bandstand Opening

The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, visited Royal Mail Windsor to mark the 500th anniversary of the Postal Service. The couple then visited Alexandra Gardens, Windsor, to officially open the new bandstand.

The Rose Gold Brooch is a lovely complement for this bright cerise Stewart Parvin coat (with a silk dress in a floral pattern of cerise, orange and lavender, per the official description) and Rachel Trevor Morgan hat. A cheery way to kick off this week's birthday events, no?

Coming up, on that note: The Queen and The Duke will do a walkabout in Windsor tomorrow (April 21, her actual birthday), and Her Maj will unveil a plaque for The Queen's Walkway. In the evening, the couple will be joined by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall as The Queen lights the first in a series of beacons for her 90th birthday. The Prince of Wales will also reportedly hold a private family dinner for her.

On Friday, on a non-birthday note: The Queen and The Duke will host a private lunch at Windsor Castle for President and Mrs. Obama, who will dine with The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry in the evening.

Photo: British Monarchy Twitter
At today's event, The Queen also viewed the four generation portrait commissioned for her official 90th birthday stamps. You can read more about the photograph, and her clever brooch selection, in my last post.