Saturday, August 22, 2009

Royal Portraits in B & W

SOmehow pictures in B&W always look better than their color counterparts and pictures of the yesteryears look far better then what we have today - i dunno why that is so; perhaps the ladies ( and gentlemen ) dressed better, had more grace, more manners and i more personality than todays gen.
Pic 1: Princess Margaret, sister to Queen Elizabeth II.
Pic 2: Lee Radziwell nee Bouvier on her wedding day with her more famous sister Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Lee married a Polish prince thats she's here :)
Pic 3: Princess Indira of Kapurthala (India)
Pic 4: Princess Grace of Monaco - the most beautiful lady ever - imo no one has ever looked better!
Pic 5: Princess Andree Aga Khan (1898-1976) the 3rd wife of the then Aga Khan
note - all the pictures expect that of princess Grace are taken by NPG (National Portrait Gallery) of London.

Love the beard :)

Why didnt he grow it earlier? does nt he look much much better with that beard? Not that he can compare with bro Harry - atleast in my books;
And his choice in women sure sucks!

Feast your eyes....

The late princess Diana was never one of my favorite people but a beautiful picture ought to find its place here.

Feast your eyes on this fantastic portrait of the princess by artist Nelson Shanks.


My Travels....

I have visited two great monarchies in the last five months, both have been fantastic experiences! I intend to write long posts on both these great rulers but not now ... im feeling lazy so im just posting some very wonderful royal pictures in my following posts.
Dubai is a dream (albeit the dream is supposedly crumbling ) but its amazing what this one man done , has tried to do - truly the Sheikh is very innovative. I was there to see the Dubai World cup 2009 - it was a fantastic experience to see it live, and though i saw the men of the royal family pretty close up i didnt manage to see Princess Haya even though she was very much there somewhere in a beige outfit :)
Thailand is extraordinary as well, the thai people their culture and most of all their sincere devotion to the King is unparalled. I do not thing anywhere in the world there exists such devotion for one man. Its amazing, every thai person you meet is so devoted to their king, my best friend who is a non thai - thai citizen is crazy about him as well. What a fascinating status the king commands its almost unreal to be worshipped by so many across all boundaries of class, creed and religion. South Thailand is inhabitated by Muslim thai's but too feel no different from their Buddhist counterparts. The more i learn about this great king the more i seem to become his admirer as well :)
More posts on these two great men later.

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