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Monday, November 10, 2008

The Imperial Pill-Box Hat

Why is it that only American national figures have their attire criticised? I'm freeing up Sundries for wide-ranging commentary along those lines.

First up, the Empress Michiko of Japan and her wee little pillbox hat, perched with flamboyant derring-do on the Imperial noggin.

You know, the Empress is only 4 years older than the Queen of Spain, but she looks old enough to be her mum. The severity of her dress doesn't help. She looks like someone plucked her from Queen Mary's garden party in 1932.

The Emperor, on the other hand, looks like he's being amused by King Juan Carlos about something or another. In fairness, the King is a pretty amusing man. Remember his argie-bargie with Hugo Chavez?

I am not sure the Japanese are ready for this kind of macho-man King who tells world leaders to shut up, though. The Japanese are just going to have to wait until Crown Prince Naruhito takes over.

Now that's a wild and crazy guy.

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  • I really love Sofia and Juan Carlos. They are a fun couple and they seem to care deeply for each other and their family. Video of Juan Carlos playing with his grandchildren is always amusing. Even the way he speaks is very down to Earth. No wonder they are still very popular in Spain, despite some "ultras" from Cataluña (or Catalunya as they spell it in their poor badly-spoken-French excuse for a language)who have taken to burn pictures of the King.

    By Blogger ElcubanitoKC, at Mon Nov 10, 09:16:00 am GMT-5  

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