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Queen Elizabeth Can Crash a Website, Too

Queen Elizabeth.
Queen Elizabeth. Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty

Kate Middleton isn’t the only one who can paralyze the Internet by wearing an outfit available to the masses. According to the Telegraph, after the queen toted three custom-made Launer London handbags to her Diamond Jubilee festivities at the beginning of the month, the brand saw a 58 percent rise “in demand for bespoke creations” — and its website went down. Gerald Bodmer, managing director and creative director of Launer, said, “Who knows; this time next year the Queen may have forged her traditional black and be sporting one of our lovely bags in colour pop.” Who knows!