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Brit Brief – Ten Reasons Why Chaz and Cams Had the Best Royal Tour Ever

We’ll return to our regular Brit Brief next week. This week I want to focus on the most fun couple in the British Royal Family, and yes, they have a combined age of 141. Which goes to show…..something. Here are the ten reasons why Chaz and Cams just had the best tour ever.

Reason One – You discover your talents as a bird whisperer. Honestly, there are several photos of Charles balancing large, feathered creatures on his forearm, and he doesn’t wrinkle his forehead or suit in any of them.

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Reason Two – The two of you hang out with John Lennon and discuss the real meaning behind “Strawberry Fields”.

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Reason Three – You take a romantic beach walk with your wife, where you wear your suit and keep your brogues ON and she, like the free spirit she is, strides ahead in bare feet and her caftan.

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Reason Four – You, the heir to the British throne, pose in front of a sculpture of Che Guevara. With aplomb.

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Reason Five – You partake in fearless sampling of local beverages. (I swear they didn’t even stop to ask what it was. You’re offering? Sure, I’ll take some!)

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Reason Six – You drink in the color and dancing. There was so much color and dancing everywhere.

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Reason Seven – Did I mention beverages previously? You obviously love them.

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Reason Eight – You display your driving skills in a vintage MG MD (I think that is what it was, don’t yell at me – I’m not a car person) while driving to a vintage British car show. Top Down.

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Reason Nine – You almost get your hair cut by a charming local stylist. Oh, how I wish that had happened.

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Reason Ten – Yes! You experience the joy of beverages – again!

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Rock on, you two crazy kids. Yes, it was an historic tour, but you made it fun. That’s what makes royal watching worthwhile.

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The Tour Companies

Two of the major European royal houses have sent senior royals out on official tours this week. Queen Margrethe and Crown Prince Frederick are in Argentina, and Princes Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are making an historic visit to the Caribbean, including Cuba. Spoiler alert: so far, it’s all been good!

Queen Margrethe was greeted by Argentine President Mauricio Macri and his wife First Lady Juliana Awada at the welcoming ceremony at Casa Rosada Presidential Palace. The magic of Awada made what was a rather dowdy dress look rather fun. Maybe it’s the ponytail? For more of her magic, see our other post today. Daisy is, well, colorful!

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Denmark’s mother and son of course appeared together, enjoying some bonding along with their work. I am not entirely sure why Daisy is balancing a folded shawl on her shoulder, although I suppose the answer is that “it’s Daisy”. Fred, your tailor is weeping over the length of your pants. It’s a good thing you two are adorable together, because I am sweeping this all aside.

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Yesterday, we discussed Daisy’s flowing flower dress, but she has also had a run of pink and white on this trip. I think some of her back issues interfere with the lines on these ensembles, but I got distracted from that by counting the number of Daisy earrings and brooches she has donned. Maybe that’s her strategy? Words cannot express my happiness over the lack of beanie hats and the appearance of brims.

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Fred always finds adventure. Let’s not forget this a man who injured his neck on a trampoline at close to fifty. It’s no surprise to find him trying out some new things in Argentina. He tried out “Powerchair Football” – don’t expect me to explain it – and kicked around an actual football. Then he hopped on top of a windmill, because, well, that’s Fred.

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Heading over to the Caribbean, Charles arrived in town first. He did some pre-schmoozing with Lionel Richie, who represents another of the “celebrities who meet royals and get giddy” school.

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Camilla has joined up with Charles and they toured both Barbados and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. I’ll let you in on a secret that is no secret: I am not always a fan of Camilla’s caftans. I love them on this type of tour, however. The flowing tunics and caftans suit the islands, the weather and the personality of the Duchess. They also are tremendously practical in the heat, particularly done up in these light colors. I love that Camilla carries an umbrella, which I would do in that weather. I also love to the point of distraction, the blingy white day/evening caftan paired with those silver shoes. Click through to see the array of flowing caftans and tunics!

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It is difficult to impossible to find much information on the day wear of senior royal women, which leads me to speculate that they employ discreet dressmakers, who run up their clothes in deep recesses of the palace, a la Bobo style. If you don’t know the Bobo reference, you really should.

What’s your take? Are the senior royals representing well?