A pictorial diary of the residents of Duckingham Palace, Princess Lily and Elsie Duck,
menaced by the evil Prince of Darkness, and with lifestyle issues exacerbated by rubbish staff and the lower classes.

Friday, 21 December 2012

Turkeys looking forward to Xmas?

Princess Lily wondered why the neighbours appeared a little agitated. The Duke and Duchess of Turkey always seemed disconcerted around this time of year.

Lily wondered why the neighbouring turleys looked disconcerted at this time of year
The turkeys
 Elsie looked at her watch.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Walking on Water

Princess Lily and Elsie , perhaps with an over inflated opinion of themselves, decide to walk on water.



Princess Lily and Elsie walking on water but really skating on thin ice
Walking on water or skating on thin ice.
 
Others consider them to be skating on thin ice ..

Monday, 26 November 2012

Nails R Us

Princess Lily looked with dismay at how bad her nails had got ..

Princess Lily looked at her webbed feet and realised she couldn't do anything with her nails !s
Princess Lily's nails

Lily made a point of asking the Head Butler to immediately book an appointment to get her nails done with Nails R Us, nail manicurists par excellance (and by appointment to the Queen )


Monday, 12 November 2012

Hand shadows in Autumn

Princess Lily was amazed at Elsie's hand shadow...

Lily was amazed at Elsie hand shadow of a duck

Princess Elsie, like a true lady, maintained her composure and said nothing.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Brighten a room

At Elevenses,  both Princess Lily and Elsie miraculously had the same thought at precisely the same time .

Both princesses thought each could brighten up a room just by leaving it

Happy days !

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Crispy Duck Recipe

The Prince of Darkness was planning on catting out at the weekend with his feline friends. 


Prince of darkness has another succulent duck recipe


Preferred choice of starter is of course crispy duck and the favoured recipe is as below ...

Ingredients:

    1 Duck (Lily preferably)
    small cucumber
    spring onions
    250 ml / 10 fl oz Hoisin sauce 
    pancakes from LIDL

Directions:

  •     Place duck on a rack  over a deep roasting tin and  leave the duck in the low oven (150c / 270F) for 5 and a half hours.
  •     Pour the Hoisin sauce into a cat dish.
  •     Steam pancakes as directed on the packet
  •     Cut the cucumber into matchsticks
  •     Cut the spring onions into short strips
  •     Take duck out of oven and with forks scrape and shred the duck off the bone

    Eat !  :-)





Thursday, 4 October 2012

Egg plant

Princess Elsie considered the similarity between Lily's nose and an Egg plant 

Princess Elsie thought Lily's beak looked like an egg plant
Egg plant

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Lily's new dress

Princess Lily had been to Oxford street and purchased a stunning dress from Victoria Beckham.
Princess Elsie was less than impressed...

Princess Elsie though it looked so much better in the shop
Princess Elsie thought it looked so much better in the shop


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Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Princess Lily and Elsie returned from their Royal tour the best of friends

Princess Lily ands Elsie are the best of friends
Best of friends



Monday, 13 August 2012

Lily's better side

Princess Lily considered which side of her face was more beautiful

Princess Lily considered which side of her face was more beautiful
Princess Lily's better side


Princess Elsie tactfully agreed ...

Monday, 6 August 2012

Olympic Games calamity

Princess Lily and Elsie accompanied the Queen on the way to the opening ceremony of the Olympic games, escorted by James Bond.

Princess Lily and Elsie accompany the queen, escorted by James Bond
Princess Lily and Elsie accompany the Queen


Elsie could not have imagined the scene of Lily and the Queen jumping from an helicopter into the Olympic stadium !


Princess Lily jumping from an helicopter with the Queen
Princess Lily jumping from an helicopter with the Queen


And then calamity struck as Princess Lily decided to compete in the 100 metres butterfly swimming final 

Princess Lily swimming in the 100 metres butterfly final
Princess Lily swimming in the 100 metres butterfly final

Monday, 30 July 2012

Breakfast at Lily's

Princess Elsie realised that Lily always provided generous portions, and joined Lily has she tucked into a further round of Crumpets.

Well though Lily, it has been half and hour since breakfast
Breakfast at Lily's




Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Good night, sleep tight.

Princess Lily thinking even at bedtime style was her bible
Princess Lily thinking even at bedtime style was her bible
After the servants had left her quarters for the night, Princes Lily contemplated the importance of style, and how much she had of it.


Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Anyone for tennis ?


After guzzling several punnets of strawberries and cream, Princess Lily and Elsie, sat with the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate, and her sister Pippa Middleton, to watch the Wimbledon mens final, with Andy Murray versus Roger Federer.

Elsie however suspected that the strawberries had added to Lily's confusion.

Princess Lily and Elsie watch the mens final at Wimbledon with Kate and Pippa
Watching the mens final

After a thrilling first set in which Andy Murray seemed on course to become the first British Wimbledon champion this century, the match turned after Lily tried to help Andy out. 

Princess Lily avoids Roger Federers back hand
Princess Lily avoids Rogers back hand

This was all too much for embarrassed sister Elsie who exclaimed her dismay to the wimbledon fans..


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Sunday, 1 July 2012

A day at the races

Princess Lily and Elsie spend a day at Ascot on Ladies day. Clearly people where aghast in wonder at their daring hats which stole the show. 


Princess Lily and Elsie in the Queens Carriage at Ascot
Princess Lily and Elsie in the Queens Carriage at Ascot

Unfortunately Elsie fainted on hearing that Lily was winning the Diamond Jubilee stakes over race favourite Black Caviar.


Princess Lily leading from the front in the Diamond jubilee stakes at Ascot
Princess Lily leading from the front in the Diamond jubilee stakes at Ascot



Thursday, 28 June 2012

Comtemplating smiling

Princess Elsie thinks start each day with a smile and get it over with !
Princess Elsie comtemplates smiling
Princess Elsie after a torrid day listening to Princess Lily whine about the servants, the standard of food and service, and several other critical life issues, comtemplated the need to smile.


Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Bottom looks big

Princess Lily ask Princess Elsie whether her bottom looks big in this
Princess Lily ask whether her bottom looks big in this ?


After an hard days shoppings in Kensington and Chelsea, Princess Lily had purchased another Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen number, but was distressed to find that she may have a fashion disaster on her hands ?



Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Thames Swim

Princess Lily has a swim in the Thames
Princess Lily has a swim in the Thames

The Thames proved too tempting for Lily, much to the consternation of the ships captain, Elsie  and the other guests.

 

Sunday, 10 June 2012

More Diamond Jubilee Photographs


Lord Snowdon has passed a few photographs along but he is getting a bit slow in his dotage..

The Princesses discuss the hats on show
The Princesses discuss the hats on show
Meanwhile at the diamond jubilee most attractive bird competition the winners are congratulated by the Queen.

Commiserations to Cheryl and Kylie on 3rd and 4th place in the diamond jubilee most attractive bird competition, crown obviously goes to a duck.!
The diamond jubilee most attractive bird competition.

And back at the palace the Prince of darkness recovers from the street parties

Prince of darkness the morning after the night before
Prince of darkness, the morning after the night before.




More to follow. We hope .



Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Diamond jubilee

Princess Lily and Elsie attended the Diamond jubilee celebrations with other members of the Royal family over the weekend.

Princess Lily proclaims "Look at all those people who have come to see me !" to which Elsie replies "Oh my God, Dimwit
Princess Lily and Elsie on the Royal balcony
Princess Kate looked stunning in a Alexander McQueen blush overlay lace dress, but Princess Elsie stole the show with her burnt sienna and sepia plumage dress .


Princess Lily on the Royal barge says "Nice day for a swim", Elsie replies "Oh shut up !"
Princess Lily and Elsie on the the Spirit of Chartwell during the Jubilee pageant

Kate wore a red pleated dress for Sunday’s River Pageant, a Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.Lily a auburn and beige number, again McQueen



More photos over the next few days, when Lord Snowdon gets his act together !

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Style

Princess Lily says- When you have style you have everything
Princess Lily - style 

Princess Lily realised that once you have style you have everything.
Of course Lily knew she was born with it.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Cat on a hot slate roof

The Prince of Darkness is informed of a potential free lunch.


The Prince of Darkness is informed about a duck on the roof
The Prince of Darkness is informed about a duck of the roof



The Prince cannot see anything on the roof
The Prince cannot see anything


It is pointed out that it's up on the left or the roof
It is pointed out that it's up on the left or the roof

The Prince of Darkness cannot see a sausage

The Prince of Darkness smeills something


The Prince or Darkness can smell a bird

Prince of darkness ponders on whether it was a duck at all


A despondent prince of darkness notices a white beard near the chimney

The prince is thwarted


the prince of darkness says bah



The Prince of Darkness slides off the roof to go to next meal
The Prince of darkness slides down the door to another meal



Thursday, 24 May 2012

New carpet

Duckingham palace's new carpet isn't wearing as well as expected
Duckingham palace's new carpet isn't wearing as well as expected

We chose the finest and most expensive Persian carpet from Harrods recently, and unfortunately and unbelievably it's already wearing thin in places!

It's a 17th century masterpiece, by the greatest Persian weavers and highly recommended.

The servants were whining about mud on the carpet, and how rubbish the toothbrush was for cleaning it. Bah.

Think next time we'll get something cheap and cheerful from Carpets'R'Us !

Monday, 21 May 2012

3 minutes in the bathroom

Princess Lily thinking how good she look after only 3 minutes in the bathroom
Princess Lily after only 3 minutes in the bathroom
A quick bit of slap, eyeliner from No8 and foundation from Max factory,
and there I am, a pretty Princess again !

Elsie went into the bathroom two days ago, and I haven't seen her since ...

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Afternoon tea

Princess  Lily and Elsie having afternoon tea at Duckingham Palace
Princess  Lily and Elsie having afternoon tea at Duckingham Palace

Served with butter and good jam and some clotted cream by one of the incompetent servants who failed to remember we have cinnamon scones on a Thursday. However excellent all the same. We of course pronounce it "Sk own", not "sk on" like some of the local Lancashire lower classes.

Scone recipe from purveyors of fine products to royalty below.

Basic Ingredients
  •     225g/8oz self raising flour
  •     pinch of salt
  •     55g/2oz butter
  •     25g/1oz caster sugar
  •     150ml/5fl oz milk
  •     1 free-range egg, beaten

Method
  •     Heat the oven to 220C/425F. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  •     Mix  flour and salt and rub in the butter.
  •     Stir in  sugar and then the milk till dough soft.
  •     Knead gently on a floured work surface. Pat to slab of approximately 2cm/¾in thick. Create rounds of 2in/5cm and place on lightly grease baking sheet.
  •     Brush  tops of the scones with the beaten egg. Bake for 12-15 minutes until nice golden brown.



Monday, 14 May 2012

Lip Smacking new recipe

Prince of Darknesses new lip smaking duck recipe
Prince of Darknesses new lip smacking duck recipe


•    1 (5 lb) duck (which one though - Lily or Elsie ?)
•    2 tablespoons soy sauce
•    1
minced garlic clove. 
•    1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
•    1 tablespoon honey
•    1 teaspoon salt
•    1/4 teaspoon pepper
•    1 tablespoon fresh ginger 

Directions:
1.    Wash and dry duck.
2.    Combine remaining ingredients and brush inside and out over duck;
       let stand for 1 hour, turning occasionally.
3.    Preheat oven to 350°F.
4.    Roast for 2 hours, turning and basting with drippings occasionally.


And eat.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Keep Calm !

 
Princess Lily and Elsie Keeping Calm !

Lily and Elsie keeping calm and carrying on :-)


Monday, 7 May 2012

Friday, 13 April 2012

Hair Do

Princess Lily listened unsympathecially to Elsie's hair salon disaster story

Lily listened unsympathecially to Elsie's hair salon disaster story