Lady Hale, president of the UK Supreme Court, became a RBG-type social media sensation with her resounding verdict against Boris Johnson’s suspension of parliament.
But it was more than the decision relating to the five-week suspension that the Prime Minister of Britain sought that aroused such great curiosity – it was the unusual spider brooch that the 74 year old wore that created high interest.
Also I am particularly loving Lady Hale’s “Black Widow – Queen of Justice” vibe.
1,7329:52 PM – Sep 24, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy310 people are talking about thisLady Hale was also labeled “the Beyonce of the legal profession,” with some posting clips from the singer’s song “Hold Up.”
Lady Hale right now…. #SupremeCourt4710:01 PM – Sep 24, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee Christi Daugherty’s other TweetsOthers invented thrilling back stories for the UK’s newest legal celebrity.Fashion gaffes are a reflection of the industry’s diversity problem“Lady Hale looks like the kind of sweet old lady who’d make you tea and offer you a biscuit and then sits down to tell you about all her assassination missions she did for the resistance during the war in occupied France” wrote @EwaSR on Twitter.
Before long, garment printing firm Balcony Shirts was offering a T-shirt with an embroidered spider in Lady Hale-style, while Twitter user Ed Brody pointed out that this is not the first spectacular brooch she has worn.
Can we not lose sight of what’s important here: what an absolute brooch icon Lady Hale is
After delivering such an important verdict it would be no surprise if Lady Hale were in need of a breather, and BBC journalist Emily Maitlis could picture her in a pose made famous by Emmy Award-winning Phoebe Waller-Bridge, star of TV series “Fleabag.”
“Now imagining Lady Hale slumped happily in the fleabag pose,” tweeted Maitlis.”Fag, martini and ball dress.”
Lady Hale right now.
While she may have shot to fame following a stunning intervention in UK politics, Lady Hale is an interesting legal character for many reasons.
Lady Hale’s CV
Born in Leeds, northern England, in 1945, Lady Hale attended a state school before studying law at the University of Cambridge.
She then worked in academia, lecturing in law at the University of Manchester from 1966-84 while also qualifying as a barrister.In 1984 she joined the Law Commission, a statutory body overseeing the law in England and Wales.
She became a High Court judge in 1994, becoming the first person to hold the position from a background as an academic and public servant.
She generated high interest in 2009 when she became the first woman justice of the Supreme Court.
As CNN report, she is not the first woman to model an impressive array of brooches. Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright wore a variety of such jewellery and more than 200 of her brooches were displayed at an exhibition in 2010