The whole team had a great time at Judy Russell’s Legally Blonde the Musical last night! It was an amazing show with some amazing local talent! It was so nice to see some familiar faces up on stage; current patients, past patients and parents of patients. If you haven’t got tickets for this show yet, you should! Don’t miss out! @legallyblonde_pg @judyrusselldance #teambuilding#loelliottsmiles#princegeorge#musical#workfamily#bendandsnap
Her Majesty Queen Alexandra was very creative in adapting her style of clothing to mask several physical impediments. It was said that she had a scar on her neck, possibly from surgery when she was a child, and she took to wearing day dresses with high collars & in the evening she wore multiple layers of pearls or diamond necklaces that would cover her neck. This style of jewelry became very popular with society ladies & a fashion trend was soon started. Alexandra also developed a curvature of the spine which was a complication from rheumatic fever that she contracted in 1867. As a result, she walked with a distinct limp for several years & very cleverly adapted her clothing to distract from the physical disability minimizing attention to the problem, or so she thought! The public noticed anyway, calling it the “Alexandra Limp”, and in a strange way it caused another fashion trend. Ladies so admired everything about Alexandra that they were soon emulating the limp by wearing special pairs of shoes in different heel heights or walking with canes. The trend did not last long because women fashions were soon changing from dresses with full skirts to more tapered ones causing women to walk with smaller steps and thus eliminating the need to limp. After the death of King Edward VII in 1910, Queen Alexandra took on a smaller role as Queen Mother & she quietly retired to her country home of Sandringham to allow her son, King George V to begin his reign. The youthful appearance that had remained with her throughout the years had begun to fade & she took to wearing heavy make-up & veils to shield her aging face. She slowly removed herself from public as her hearing & eyesight began to fail & she spent an increasing amount of time with her children, grandchildren. Being the ever dutiful son & sensitive to his mother’s feelings & comfort, the new King allowed her to remain living in Sandringham & when he visited the estate he took up residence in a smaller home located on the property. Over the following years, Alexandra's health declined & she developed severe rheumatism in her legs & her eyesight began to fail as well as her hearing, she was almost completely deaf.