queen elizabeth

the king’s speech

i watched the king’s speech this weekend and unsurprisingly loved every minute of it. colin firth is as good (great) as everyone says he is, geoffrey rush is always brilliant and helena bonham carter is flipping delightful. the set design & colour palette throughout the film is also quite mesmerizing – lionel logue’s office in particular. if this movie doesn’t win every single award it will (hopefully) get nominated for at the oscars, it’ll be a damn shame.

also look out for jennifer ehle (lizzie from the bbc production of pride & prejudice) as geoffrey rush’s wife!

be sure to read my post about king george & elizabeth, i love them even more now after watching this.

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royals

i watched the young victoria again this weekend and started googling myself into a bit of a royal frenzy, reading about her history as well as all her successors. i particularly liked looking at pics of the very dapper king george vi (aka prince albert, queen elizabeth the second’s father)

… and his very fashionable queen in her twenties flapper dresses. what a feisty lady she was.

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