Monday, June 4, 2012

All Hail the Queen: Celebrating 60 Years of Wearing the Crown

  Saturday marked the official start of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebration.  Being Americans, we have major queen envy... Can you imagine a President serving for 60+ years??  We thumb our nose at the thought... We visited England years ago and fell in love with the lovely people, the beautiful sites, and of course, the Queen!!  We watched the Royal Flotilla on Sunday, loving the enormous show of patriotism for Queen Elizabeth II and her day of celebration, marking 60 years of service to her country and wearing the crown.  It truly is a remarkable gem in history that shone brightly this weekend. 

  There is a whole web site (click here) dedicated to the Diamond Jubilee filled with fun facts, photos, and downloads.  We couldn't help but notice the adorable official Jubilee Emblem designed by 10 year old Katherine Dewar.  She won a national contest for children ages 6-14 and got to meet the Queen herself!  (Photo courtesy of

   Being designers, we heart Pantone in a major way, and what better than a Pantone wheel, but a wheel with Her Majesty!  Pantone in collaboration with Leo Burnette London, created a color fan featuring some of the Queen's favorite ensemble colors, when she wore them, and the decision making that went into each selection.  A special box was even created and presented to the Queen!  If any one knows where we could obtain one of these, you would be our new best friend! :)  To read all about it, click here! (Photo Credit: Andy Rudak)

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