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By Carol Perkins

As I was watching the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, I thought about the long life of the Queen, how she assumed the throne when her father died, and how she has maintained a "stiff upper lip" for all these seventy years while her family has been on the world's stage. In the coverage of the Jubilee, the commentators seemed more interested in the whereabouts of Megan and Harry than the events.

Rather than the gossip, I focused on minor things. Most of the royal men are balding. The cameras must have been set to view the heads of Charles, William, and Harry. I paid attention to the women's clothing and speculated on the cost of each outfit. Not one outfit came from TJ Maxx, and I didn't see one pair of pants on a female. My favorite outfit was a hot pink dress with a matching hat. Nothing flamboyant about the men.

I speculated about the Queen's wardrobe, too.

Wonder what she does with the outfits she doesn't wear anymore. I doubt she donates to Goodwill or the Salvation Army the way we do. Think about her shoes and her purses and her hats. She is always perfectly coiffured. I wondered what brand of make-up she uses because, for her age, her skin is flawless.

The children were adorable. The younger ones weren't yet trained in the royal fashion. They reminded me of William and Harry on the balcony with Diana and Charles. Harry made those lovely faces while William, like George, kept the stiff upper lip.

We Americans must find something fascinating about the royals that keep them on the cover of People Magazine (and others). No matter how much scandal seeps from the family, however, we have never heard one bad word about the Queen. If only we could say the same about our leaders. Oh, I forgot, they do have Boris Johnson.

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