Lifestyle & Fashion For the Royal in All of Us
My love of all things royal started at a very young age. My earliest and most poignant royal memory is from when I was about four years old. My Auntie, Joyce, used to babysit my cousin Val and I when our parents were working. We always had fun with Auntie, watching classic movies such as Dirty Dancing, and playing outside in her immense backyard in the old chicken coops. I know, I know, how is that royally inspired?? Well, every day my Aunt would say, be on your best behavior so I don’t have the call the Queen!! At four, I had no idea who the Queen was, but I knew that most days the Queen would call around lunchtime to check in on us. We’d be sitting down in her kitchen at the round kitchen table and the phone would ring. Auntie would answer it and say, “Brenda, it’s the Queen! Come talk to her!” So I’d hop up and grab the beige wall phone, excited to tell the Queen that I was behaving and having a good day. I’d say hello and the Queen would say, “Hello Brenda, it’s the Queen! Are you having a good day today? Are you behaving??” I don’t remember ever NOT behaving, so I assume my answer was always YES!! To this day I have no idea who the Queen really was (nor do I want to know), or for how long this went on, but it’s one of my fondest memories and the start of my lifelong respect for all things royal!
On top of hearing from the Queen every day, my Grandmother, Auntie’s sister, has always called me her Princess. She calls my little sister, Katherine, the Queen, because she has always had a personality that has demanded respect, whilst I have always been a little more shy. We lost our dear Auntie to cancer within the past several years, and I like to think that continuing on with all things royal makes her happy. I hope she knows that every day at lunch I ask myself if the Queen would be impressed with my attitude and what I’ve accomplished for the day, and clearly, I send my love to Auntie too.
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