I watched The Princess Diaries and Princess Diaries II: Royal Engagement this week as I was completing my Queen Elizabeth quilt for the new book.  They seemed appropriate under the circumstances.  And besides, I’m a sucker for “makeover” movies.

It occurred to me after watching these that Julie Andrews just may be the most sly and gracious feminist ever.  So often her characters challenge male authority (Mary Poppins, Sound of Music, Victor/Victoria, Princess Diaries) and yet she does it in such a warm and charming way that the men literally never see it coming.

Something to think about . . .

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