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Queen Elizabeth’s Birdcage Umbrella by Fulton

The Queen carrying a Fulton Birdcage Umbrella

Rain’s coming. Need a new umbrella? Consider Fulton’s clear-domed Birdcage umbrella ($35), used by Queen Elizabeth on royal visits during bad weather so that the public can see her clearly. It’s wide enough to accommodate her fancy hats, completely covering her head down to the shoulders. There’s even a mini Birdcage style ($15) for young royals and puddle-jumping kids everywhere.

Fulton (www.fultonumbrellas.com) is the official umbrella brand of the British Royal Family. The company’s see-through Birdcage model became a trademark for the Queen Mother, and subsequently Queen Elizabeth. When William and Kate visit Canada this June, royal watchers will have the perfect accessory, come rain or shine.

Start thinking of your umbrella as a fashion accessory, the way you would your shoes, purse or jewellry. Collaborating with U.K. designers Lulu Guinness, Morris & Co, Ella Doran and Cath Kidson, Fulton is bringing a high-fashion element to their Spring 2011 collection.

Fulton UmbrellasBottom left: Richard Igra, Owner & President of Fulton Umbrellas Canada. Top right: The birdcage interpreted by Lulu Guinness

“We’re inspired by what’s happening on international runways, in magazines and fashion blogs and bring this passion and style acumen to our seasonal collection,” said Richard Igra, Owner and President of Fulton Umbrellas Canada, at the media launch of their Spring 2011 collection.

Fulton Umbrellas are available nationally at The Bay, Sears, Ogilvy, Harry Rosen, Simon’s and Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques.

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