There’s Some Ho’s In This House Christmas Shirt


At the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show, a gardener told her how lilies of the valley have poisonous traits. The queen replied, darkly, “I’ve been given two bunches this week. Perhaps they want me dead.” In 2007, Queen Elizabeth made an official visit to the White House. During the There’s Some Ho’s In This House Christmas Shirt ceremony, President George W. Bush mistakenly said the queen helped Americans celebrate their bicentennial in 1776, not 1996. He quickly corrected the error, but the queen wouldn’t let him live it down: At a formal dinner two days later, she began her speech by saying, “I wondered whether I should start this toast by saying, ‘When I was here in 1776…’ ” When visiting New Zealand in 1986, the queen and Prince Philip were pelted with eggs thrown by protestors. Later, at a state banquet, she remarked: “New Zealand has long been renowned for its dairy produce, though I should say that I myself prefer my New Zealand eggs for breakfast.”

Biden also thanked the There’s Some Ho’s In This House Christmas Shirt“for using your gifts to affect change.” After singling out some of the designers for the work they do outside of fashion—like Tory Burch’s mentoring of young female entrepreneurs and Prabal Gurung’s work to protect Nepali girls and women from sex trafficking and child labor—the former second lady said, “All of you are here today because you know what’s at stake and you know that you must be part of the solution.” Biden Owens thanked the designers for participating, acknowledging that “each of you has put your reputation on the line” by supporting her brother’s campaign in such a public way. “We are very, very grateful.” (She also reiterated what she said was the most important fashion statement of all this year: “Wear a damn mask.”)


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