Posted by: bluelion | May 20, 2011

It’s green!

Wow! What colour was she wearing! Respect!

I was watching as the Queen set foot on Irish soil the other day and thought: ‘I am watching history live’ (on BBC online). For those unaware of the importance of this event: this was the first time a UK monarch visited the Irish Republic. The last time they were here it was still theirs.

Oh, and she was wearing green! For those unaware of the meaning of the colour green concerning Ireland, please go and read something else.

Mary McAleese was wearing fuchsia (hot pink others say). They were looking really good together: two bright women heads of state.

A few other thoughts on the Queen being a woman as well as head of state: why on Earth would nobody help her get out of that huge Range Rover? Come on, people, she’s a lady (no, she’s the Queen, I know, but still…). I felt quite uncomfortable watching her struggling out of the car, trying to keep her dress below knee. (She didn’t manage.) I would be offered a helping hand. Why wasn’t she?

It was also interesting that her husband was always staying a few steps behind, hands clutched at his back, smiling and chatting politely with the escorts.

What’s more: they made this aged lady walk in front of two lines of young men in uniforms. Even watching it was tiring (and dull).

Everyone was watching and posting about the royal wedding in April. And now? Nothing. Although this was a hundred times more important, historically. No celebrities though… Is that the reason?



  1. Well, that’s the duty of a queen. Walking, smiling and waving :)

    By the way, a typo: Irosh Republic


    • Yep, corrected already :) thx anyway.

      It’s her duty, right, but the place and the dress were extraordinary! As I said: historical importance. Which the wedding, by the way, did not have.


      • I mean: it’s her duty to “walk in front of two lines of young men in uniforms” and in the meanwhile, keep smiling :)

        There’s no doubt about the historical importance of the event ;)


  2. dull duty :) would you make any other 85-year-old lady walk that much? :)


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