Hunt Slonem has been inspired by Queen Elizabeth for years. He states, "She was so much a part of our lives. People, including me, are so smitten by her, and I just admired her even-keeled-ness, how through all of it, she did what she thought she should, right or wrong, and the tradition of a lineage. It's just the last vestige of another world, and I've seen her over the course of my life. I was at the investiture of Prince Charles, when he was made Prince of Wales, by chance. I don't know, it's just always been around. It's just one of those inexplicable fascinations. And it's kind of terrific to me, something deep rooted and endlessly fascinating."