I hope everyone is having a fantastic start to their week. It's finally cooled off here in NYC thank goodness. We had 7 straight days of 95+ degree weather. UGH! Soooo hot!
As you all know, there was a certain royal baby born yesterday! YAY!!! Who can resist a cute little bundle of joy...royal or not.
You may also know that I am obsessed with anything (and I do mean anything) British, so yesterday was so much fun for me! I'm sure if you live in England my obsession is a little strange, but I can't help it. I think it's because my childhood ballet teacher was British. She was hard core and not always the nicest lady but she was an amazing teacher. She had a very no nonsense air about her that I'm sure made me a better dancer. I started taking from her in my teen years so she had a huge influence in my life. She taught a British style of ballet (the Royal Academy of Dance) which I now teach. Funny, huh?
I also admit that Julie Andrews had a lot to do with my childhood obsession with England. I wanted to meet her sooooooo badly!! I watched "Mary Poppins" and "The Sound of Music" twice a day from the time I was 8 years old until I was a preteen!
And OF COURSE I was totally in love with Princess Diana! My ballet friends and I were completely devastated when she passed.
Then when I finally got to visit London, that was it. I know now that my obsession will NEVER go away! It's just something that Honey has to deal with... and make fun of me about.
So with the arrival of the royal baby and the fact that I LOVE the UK I thought I would share some vintage Royal Family photos that I found a few weeks ago...
A young Prince Charles and family
Prince Charles on a deer
Queen Elizabeth driving Prince Charles and Princess Anne, 1957
King George VI, the Queen Mother and Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret
Queen Elizabeth square dancing in 1955
The Queen and family
Princess Diana with Princes William and Harry
Aren't those photos lovely?!?!
P.S. I'm currently working on my first Christmas prep post! (yay!) So that will be the next post...on the 25th!!! Exactly 5 months til Christmas!!! ( I think my obsession with Christmas and my love for the UK kind of go hand in hand...Thanks a lot Charles Dickens...hehe)