93-Year-Old Grandma Creates 6-foot Buckingham Palace Entirely Out of Wool

The Palace We Didn’t Know We Needed

There’s a new Queen in town! Margaret Seaman, a 93-year-old has been named the Queen of Knitting for her recent six-foot model of Buckingham Palace made entirely out of wool. Created using polystyrene blocks for its structure and wiring for the gates, it also has tiny guards and tourists along with the surrounding trees and landscaping. For those who might want to see the model up close, it is up on display at The Forum in Norwich’s Norfolk Makers Festival until March 19th.

How it Began

After Seaman lost her husband, she joined a knitting club to beat loneliness. She completed the model in just eight months. While this is a feat in itself, it is even more impressive that she has raised over $120,000 through her art for various charities. She also gained popularity and gets recognized on the streets. While fans of hers may expect her to churn out more fascinating pieces like this, she does not hold any such inclination.

A Typical Day for Margaret

A Typical Day for Margaret

Elaborating about her daily routine, Margaret, living with her 74-year-old daughter, revealed that she usually knits for about eight or nine hours during the day. The knitting expert usually has five or six pieces on the go at the same time, working on whichever one her brain tells her to do.

Shot to Fame

She first became popular after she completed a replica of the royal Sandringham Palace in Norfolk in 2019. She was so detail oriented that she also included the stables in the model! In 2020, she committed to knitting again and set out to make a Knittinghale Hospital out of 34 wool balls. As for Buckingham Palace, she claims she lost count of the amount of wool used, claiming it was “at least 100” that was donated by the Wool Warehouse.

MTV Awards ‘In Memoriam’ Segment Jokes With Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres

There’s always some sort of turmoil in show business. Whether someone has cheated on their partner or hasn’t behaved properly at the workplace, the media has a way of finding out these secrets and making them public. That’s what happened to Ellen DeGeneres last year when current and former employees started coming out with horrific stories about the toxic environment behind the scenes of the show. The MTV Movie & TV Awards didn’t miss the opportunity to poke a little fun at the demise of the show.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show to End After Season 19

The news that next season will be the last for the talk show came from Ellen herself on May 12 when she delivered the news to her audience. Her reasoning was simple: DeGeneres claimed she was leaving the show because it was no longer “challenging” for her. She insisted that last year’s allegations didn’t play any part in her decision, even though the scandal was “very hurtful.”

No one was really surprised by the news because the ratings of The Ellen DeGeneres Show have been in free fall ever since the allegations started circling around.

The MTV Movie & TV Awards Offered a Comedic Look at the Situation

a black and white picture of Ellen DeGeneres with the caption "Ellen's reign of terror 2003-2021"" The host of the awards, Nikki Glaser, kicked things off with a parody of a traditional in-memoriam segment. She wanted to take a “somber/awkward moment” to acknowledge everything that “the world of unscripted entertainment” has lost this year. The montage featured a scene from Love Is Blind — the dating reality show that saw Giannina run away from her own wedding. Viewers also saw Scott Disick back when he was still dating “age-appropriate women,” and then there was Ellen.

Leaving the best for last, the MTV Movie & TV Awards ended the segment with a black and white image of Ellen DeGeneres captioned “Ellen’s reign of terror, 2003-2021.”