Saturday, December 5, 2009
The British Monarchs - Again
No, when thinking of the beret one doesn't instantly picture the British Royal Family. Of course, there are the proletarian origins and associations of the beret that clash, but also there is a bit of history of anti-Republican feelings among the British monarchs and government (causing the downfall of Spain's legitimate Republican Government in 1939). As shown before, attitudes change, even though it may be only for superficial reasons.
Still, it wasn't that long before the rise of fascism that this picture was taken of a young (princess) Elizabeth, peddling away on her tricycle.
Meanwhile, she keeps having her hands filled with the embarrassing behaviour of the Crown Prince, when he gets too close to females in berets: