What color is Queen Elizabeth?

Queen Elizabeth is blue. I don’t know if that means she’s suffering from depression or the fate of Violet Beauregarde. But according to the geniuses who write for the Yahoo! front page, the queen is the same color as the Duchess of Cambridge’s dress, which is blue:

When those Einsteins aren’t making colorful allegations, they’re destroying what’s left of the English language. According to the Associated Press style, the titles duchess and queen are not capitalized unless they precede a name.

For their edification, I offer an alternative:

The duchess matches her dress color to the queen’s…


2 Responses to “What color is Queen Elizabeth?”

  1. Musha Slater Says:

    This is something not a proud thing to see in the internet. Perhaps they are uneducated on the title of England’s royals? Or perhaps they think that Elizabeth and Kate are the only queen and duchess in the world?

    • Laura Says:

      It’s a common mistake that the Yahoo! writers and editors make. They also capitalize other titles, like president and speaker, when they don’t precede the name of the officeholder. It’s just laziness, ignorance, and an indifference to quality writing.

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