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.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013


Lily and Elsie ate with relish seeds, grain and garden pests during a festive season feast. 

Christmas, when you can avoid talking by eating ....

Christmas, when you can avoid talking by eating
Christmas, when you can avoid talking by eating

How true.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Wine Tasting

Lily and Elsie sampled wine from the Palace wine cellar.

Lily thought Chateau Mouton, Elsie sadly Romanee Conti ...
Wine tasting

Inevitably there was disagreement ...

Friday, 20 September 2013

Royal visit

Prince William and Kate visited Lily and Elsie todayLily ensured that the kitchen staff served up the palace's tastiest morsels !

Possibly the snails didn't agree with Kate
Royal Visit

Oddly William and Kate could not confirm when they could next visit Duckingham Palace. Apparently Williams diary is now full of charitable engagements, and Kate is too busy changing George's nappy ..

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Royal baby

Lily and Elsie step out to meet the media scrum outside the Lindo wing of St Mary's hospital with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their new son George Alexander Louis.

Lily says "By George Elsie they've called him George?". Elsie thinks "Yes Lily"
By George !

Lily and Elsie have invited Wiliam and Catherine with Prince George to Duckingham palace to avoid the paparazzi, politicians and peasants and will be arriving in the next few days.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

The greatest scrambled eggs ever

The Prince of Darkness has suggested another culinary delight from the royal households head chef Heston.

Scrambled Duck eggs :-)


4 large duck eggs
2 table spoons of double cream
1 table spoon salted butter
Salt & Pepper
1 teaspoon chopped parsley


Break eggs into a bowl, mix in cream and beat well.
heat butter gently in non stick pan
pour in mixture and beat until set and srambled
Season with salt and pepper, and add parsley

Doesn't it look nice !

Scrambled eggs on a plate - eaten
© RebeccaMiller

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Evil twin brother

Our new baby cousin, Duke Harold of Gressingham Hall, is menaced by the Prince of Darkness's evil twin brother Peter, curiously dressed as a shark?

©Kurt Achin et al

Oddly, the theme from "Jaws" can be heard in the background.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Dance of the Sugar Plum Ducks

Princess Elsie valiantly tries to dance to Tchaikovsky's Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and nearly does it .. 

Dance of the Sugar Plum Duck

Darcey Bussell thought about joining Elsie but declined due to prior commitments


Monday, 18 March 2013

Cold Chickens

In another miraculous simultaneous train of thought, common amongst siblings. Princess Lily and Elsie noted the distinct similarity between a plate of cold chicken and each other.

Lily and Elsie both siad at then same time "She looks like a cold chicken after someone's eaten all the best bits"

Half eaten chicken of course ...

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Double chin

Princess Lily thought it would be useful to point out to Elsie that she may be developing a double chin.

Princess Lily thought that Elsie was developing a double chin. Elsei thought "chinless wonder" !
Elsie declined to stoop to Lily's crass manner, and presumed that Lily was just a chinless wonder ..

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

The face that launched a thousand dredgers

Princess Lily compared Princess Elsie to Helen of Troy and thought deeply about her beauty.

Princess  Lily compares Elsie to Helen of Troy and says "the face that launched a thousand dredgers"
Elsie of Duckingham

Of course Lily could launch two thousand ships..

Monday, 21 January 2013

snow flakes

Princess Lily and Else stroll through the palace grounds on the first snows of Winter.

Princess Lily and Elsie stroll through the palace grounds in the snow, Elsie wonders why no snow flakes are identical, while Lily complains about her freezing feet
The snow princess and the woe princess


Tuesday, 1 January 2013

The morning after the night before

Princess Lily and Elsie arrived back at the palace after celebrating new year in Trafalgar square .

Princess Lily and Elsie wearing party hats arrive back at the palace and proclaim "Happy 2013!" !

None the worse for wear fortunately.

Happy 2013 !