Pearly King and Queen.Today's Pearlies are dedicated charity workers who are continually assisting with fund raising activities for a multitude of different organisations. The Pearly motto is "One Never Knows".
In this painting Catherine of Aragon, first wife of King Henry VIII, and mother of Mary I, wears a Kennel headdress. Also, known as a Gable hood, the front of this headdress was made of stiff material that was modeled after the shape of a Greek temple. The back of the headdress was usually made of velvet and completely covered the hair and the ears.