Friday, February 17, 2006

St James's Palace. We were invited for lunch in the Queen's Guards Officer's mess inside St. James's Palace. Ladies are only allowed inside the officer's mess until three p.m. and in the evening can only stay for drinks and must leave the premises by eight o'clock. I left my Prada bag outside the dining room on the same table as the officer's leave their bearskins hat's, the blue plume identifies the regiment of the Irish Guards. Bearskins hats are suprisingly lightweight, but very hot in the summertime. Bearkin hats were adopted to commemorate Britain's victory in 1815 over Napoleon's forces at Waterloo, the Imperial Guard, had worn bearskins to appear more intimidating.
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