Celebrating The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
Queen Elizabeth 2nd has been on the throne for 60 wonderful years, and this weekend there were many celebrations to mark it. Read on to find out more.
Celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
This weekend marks the occasion of our Queen being on the throne for 60 years. The only other monarch to achieve this was Queen Victoria, so it a particularly special occasion. I am a royalist, and I have a great deal of respect for the Royal Family. They do a difficult job very well, but undoubtedly it is the Queen, who has always been at the heart of everything, and she has led by example, dedicating her life to the British people.
There has been a great deal of planning to make this weekend a very memorable one, not only for the British people and the Royal family, but also for the many tourists who have flocked to our capital to share in this very special occasion. But the one thing that we couldn’t plan was the weather, and English weather is notorious for being variable. That is a polite way of saying it.
There have been various mugs, plates and the usual sort of items made especially for the celebration. Many people are sporting flags both outside their houses and also their cars. Street parties have been laid on, and the television coverage of the occasion has been interesting, showing us a glimpse of the last 60 years. This must be particularly pleasing for elderly people, who are not able to leave their homes to join in the celebrations.
Yesterday saw the Queen on the Royal Barge travelling down the river Thames. She was dressed in white, a tiny lady, seeing her braving the cold wind and rain so as not to let her loyal subjects down, brought a lump to my throat, and when she descended from the Royal Barge, the windswept, and rain soaked choir, sang Land of Hope and Glory, which is such an uplifting song.
Tonight there is a concert, with many famous faces who have been chosen to entertain her Majesty in front of Buckingham Palace. Amongst them are Gary Barlow, Robbie Williams, Cliff Richard, Tom Jones, Rolf Harris, Paul Mc Cartney, and many more. The only blight on the proceeds is that the Duke of Edinburgh has been taken to hospital as a precaution because he has a bladder infection, and therefore cannot be there to share this very special occasion with his wife and family.
Prince Charles, Camilla, William, Kate, and Harry are there to give her support, and the amount of public spectators is truly amazing. I would like to wish the Duke of Edinburgh a very speedy recovery, and I hope he will soon be back with his family.
I would like to wish our beautiful and gracious Queen a wonderful Diamond Jubilee, she so richly deserves this, she has done her duty in the most dedicated and dignified way for the last 60 years. She makes me so proud to be British!
LONG LIVE OUR QUEEN.