February 24, 2014

Who is this woman?



The new Queen of Scots?!

48 comments:

The Crack Emcee said...

I don't know, but she looks the part.

Freder Frederson said...

I doubt that an independent Scotland will want a Monarch.

And if they do, it will probably be Sean Connery.

Michael said...

There wont be an independent Scotland but if there were they could use a rich monarch. The independence crowd want it both ways as is common with lefties. They want the GBP but dont want a share of the debt that goes with it nor the fiscal approval tiee that UK would require. The Sunday Times had a number of articles on the topic yesterday.

Scott said...

I thought it was Will Ferrell.

MadisonMan said...

I'm descended from the house of Stuart as well.

But I don't look like the Duchess of Alba.

Scott said...

She has a sort of Appalachian look about her.

Bob Ellison said...

Admit it, Scott: you kneel before her picture every morning and pledge your allegiance to her. So does Scott Walker.

Scott said...

Well, Bob, ya caught me out again, dag nabbit, you're one fart smeller.

Bob Ellison said...

My family's legend has it that one of my great ancestors was Mary, Queen of Scots. So maybe I should put in for the job.

Tarrou said...

Anyone else think she looks like Ron Perlman a bit?

Tarrou said...

Anyone else think she looks like Ron Perlman a bit?

Pogo is Dead said...

Able was I ere I saw the Duchess of Alba.

Pogo is Dead said...

That's not a woman!

Scott said...

@Tarrou: Yes there is a family resemblance. Perlman is so ugly, he should go into politics.

Doug said...

JEEZUS! Could you give a little warning before springing something like that on a scroller/reader?

Clyde said...

She doesn't look that bad for an 87-year-old, since most people are moldering in the grave by that time. Still on the right side of the dirt! But you don't want to look at her clavicles, since that's probably where her nipples are.

Doug said...

JEEZUS! Could you give a little warning before springing something like that on a scroller/reader?

Hagar said...

She has had some really bad plastic surgery in the past. See her past pictures.

Brennan said...

Still distracted by land and titles after all these years. Yet the Scots have been so wildly successful in the United States without them.

Crossing the Atlantic Ocean apparently cleanses you of loyalty to a blood cult.

Chaswjd said...

As long as we are going for illegitimate descendants of Stuart kings, my vote would be for the Duke of Buccleugh.

madAsHell said...

It looks like she tried the haggis.

Larry J said...

Just looking at the photo and before I read the article, I thought she was a burn victim.

khesanh0802 said...

Singularly unattractive is the politest comment IO can make.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Very empathetic treatment, Prof., I can tell you're not a doctor.

Guimo said...

La Duquesa de Alba, heiress of a well-established & storied Sanish family. What's the big deal? Is Althouse making fun of her looks? I dare say that her husband is younger than Althouse's. What do you say to that, Prof?

John (the other John) said...

More than a little resemblance to Joan Rivers - besides possibly the same surgeon...

Left Bank of the Charles said...

I would hope that the Scots would have the good sense to declare a republic in the event of an independence vote.

I would also think that the idea that Queen Elizabeth could be constitutionally obliged to give up her Scottish crown in the event that the Scots vote for independence but want to keep their sovereign is somewhat suspect.

How can that decision fall on UK Prime Minister David Cameron? The other Commonwealth Realms, such as Canada, should have a say in that too.

Sam L. said...

They could certainly use someone that scary-looking.

Inga said...

She was a actually a pretty young woman who looked perfectly normal. I would bet her natural old lady face would be far better than what she wears now.

Henry said...

They could have chosen a different photo.

Hagar said...

I believe the Scottish independence movement is contingent on the English being willing to continue to subsidize them after "independence," and I do not know that the English are stupid enough to go for that.

Carol said...

Yes she definitely had some *work* done. This is where flyover rules and jet set drools..I know a dozen women her age here in MT who look better and have had NO work done.

rhhardin said...

Spillover from the snowball cafe.

SGT Ted said...

I don't know, but she looks the part.

I know, all those Scots look alike.

It looks like she tried the haggis.

Hey hey, don't be dissing the haggis. H8er.

Sorun said...

I look like that when I'm winding up for a sneeze.

MaxedOutMama said...

Hairy, Queen of Scots?

Sean Gleeson said...

Wow. Notice this quote from Peter Osborne? "[T]he Scots had their own separate monarch before James the VI and I unified the crowns of England and Scotland in 1603." This Osborne fellow has a very impressive resume, if he helped King James VI unify the kingdom in 1603.

Joshua Barker said...

Aliens do walk among us...

Herb said...

she looked good in her younger days, there are topless pictures of her where she is quite attractive.

mccullough said...

I prefer The Last King of Scotland

Bob R said...

If you look at her (first) wedding pictures you get a look at her mother. Gives you an idea of what she might have looked like if she had stayed away from the knife.

Heather said...

Another vote for Joan Rivers, that was my first thought.

Mitch H. said...

Sean, that was actually the first Stuart king of England's title, James VI and I - that is, he was James VI of Scotland and James I of England, France and Ireland. But Osborne was wrong to say he "unified" the crowns - that didn't happen until the United Kingdom in 1707.

The Scots are damn fools to consider independence, they've been subsidized by the rest of the kingdom almost continuously since the beginning of the union. The SNP isn't technically republican, but they do have those tendencies. I suspect they'd keep the Windsors - if only on the basis of a sort of political Occam's Razor, changing as few parts of their polity at a given time as they can. And why would they want to import an inbred noble degenerate of good lineage, when they could just retain the current inbred idiots with less disruption?

Sean Gleeson said...

Thanks for clearing that up, Mitch!

Bart Hall (Kansas, USA) said...

For a moment I thought you'd posted a picture of our local N.O.W. president.

Lonetown said...

I thought it was this guy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rQkjBuJD-4

Trashhauler said...

Well, she was pretty once. And I wince at any recent picture of me, so there it is.

Portia said...

Planet of the Apes survivor.