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Friday, June 8, 2012

Celebrations.............

The end of a week of celebration in Great Britain and the Commonwealth. 60 years on the Throne of England and the head of state or Queen of so many more countries. Loved by many, respected by most..... even the non Royalists. Elizabeth 2nd.... she is one of the longest reigning monarchs. I believe she is the backbone of the country, she rules as a figure head they say, but she is so much more. I believe she is far more involved than people give her credit for. She has served with so many prime ministers and been involved in world affairs far longer than a politician. She works harder than most people would ever appreciate or imagine. It is not a 9 to 5 job. Its a lifelong commitment to her people. She has stepped up to the plate when her father died unexpectedly and did so without reservation. She was nowhere near the Crown until her uncle abdicated leaving her father as King. She took on the job willingly and with dedication to her people and country. This at a very young age. I can not say how very much I admire her. young-queen-elizabeth-ii Elizabeth was the eldest daughter. She was and still is a beautiful woman. There was something innocent in her looks as a young woman. Elizabeth11 My family as well as many others got our first TV in time for the Coronation and viewed with neighbours who did not have one. queenelizabethiibycecilbeatonbuckinghampalace2june1953cvictoriaandalbertmuseumlondonsmallersize3 Queen-Elizabeth-II-corona-008 This weeks celebrations have brought back so many memories for so many people. I sure hope the Duke of Edinburgh will recover quickly. I am sure that she misses him and even though she was stoic all through the celebrations, she could not help but have him on her mind. Photobucket All of her family were there to support her. The crowds adored her. The concert in her honour was performed by people who she has knighted as well as new artists. Paul McCartney, Cliff Richards, Tom Jones, Grace Jones, Shirley Bassey and many others were there. Her son Prince Charles gave a wonderful speech. I think she was moved by that several times. QueenElizabethIIandthePrinceofWaleslookattheHealingGarden So much pomp and circumstance that is done so well by the British. Look at the horses manes. Awesome. Camilla got the seat of honour next to the Queen. How about that. Nice to see that she is accepted. image She looks so genuinely happy, and so pretty in pink. queen-elizabeth-II She has a wonderful hat maker 88G5 A style completely her own, lovely in blue as well. Queen-Elizabeth_1 She is always regal. queen_elizabeth_ii

3 comments:

Tracey Steele said...

I thoroughly enjoyed all of the celebrations, and I think the enthusiasm of the crowds quite overwhelmed her at times. There was a lovely party atmosphere over here.

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