I am pleased to see that Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has had a baby boy, though I confess I was hoping for a little queen-to-be. Many of the designs in my signature jewelry line are inspired by queens and other royal wimmins. I don’t usually work with contemporary personalities, so I’m not sure a baby girl would have resulted in a jewelry design anyway, but you never know. After all, I do have a design in honor of this baby’s grandmother — the late Princess Diana.
Read more about my historical inspirations in this recent JustLuxe interview.
Some people wonder why I’m so intrigued by queens. That’s why I wrote this post in 2011:
WHY I LOVE QUEENS, by Wendy Brandes
The anecdote about the new baby’s great-grandma, Elizabeth II, is priceless … don’t you agree?
UPDATED TO ADD: I’m jealous of the people who got to see Elizabeth drive into Buckingham Palace — accompanied by a dog — ahead of the birth. I was thrilled to be on the receiving end of a queenly drive-by last year.
UPDATED AGAIN TO ADD: Oh, and the baby was born on my 12th wedding anniversary with MrB! Good choice of date, princeling. Here’s a photo of MrB and I from last night, after our dinner with Zang. A picture of the anniversary-dinner outfit will come later this week.
Aw, my anti-spam is FitzRoy.
I believe the first anniversary celebration he will be present for, no?
He was here last year! As I recall, he didn’t do much to participate,so maybe that’s why you don’t remember!
I mean, all the babies are good. But I was kind of hoping for a little girl too 🙂
It would have been fun to have a little queen, but kings are okay too, at least baby kings 🙂
Isn’t the 12th anniversary the one where you thumb your nose and tell tales about the doubters who said it wouldn’t last? Throw some shade, QueenB!
Ha ha, they’re still saying that, probably! http://www.quickmeme.com/meme/363jkn/
Val Sparkle says
I was hoping for a girl, too! They went to all that trouble to shake up the rules of succession – it would have been nice to see a girl firstborn. But at least they’re all healthy.