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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Her Majesty's Birthday....



Marking the Queen's official 83rd birthday, today the BBC released archive footage showing Her Majesty as a young women, before she took the throne.

This is Princess Elizabeth's first Trooping the Colour in 1951, taking the place of her father, who was ill.





Happy Birthday Your Majesty !

Video credit: BBC

11 comments:

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Wow! She still looks good after all these years!
xoxo

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Jo, Yes, Happy Birthday Queen Elizabeth. That woman is ageless, isn't she????? Amazing.

Hope you are having a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Star said...

Here Here!! I'll second that, Happy Birthday Marm. Doesn't she look young in that video! Now, how about a cup of tea to celebrate Jo? Milk no sugar in mine please and make sure it's in a china cup, ok!
Blessings, Star

Pamela said...

Thanks for sharing - that was lovely!

bennie and patsy said...

No one will ever be like her. When she is gone. The world will be a sad place. She is grace.
Patsy

from our front porch... said...

I saw this footage on the news today. How interesting. I cannot imagine having so much responsibilty at such a young age! Do you think she will remain on the throne until she passes? Or will she have Charles become King..or maybe Wills? the Royal Family facinates me!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Misha

Tim said...

She defines the monarchy for many of us. I agree it will be a huge loss one day when she isn't around. Hopefully she'll live as long as her mother!

Winifred said...

Nice to see this as most people would never have seen it on telly as very few people had them until after the Coronation in 1953.

Hope she goes on for a while longer yet. Don't have much faith in Charlie!

donna baker said...

I just love the Windsors but Queen Elizabeth in particular. My favorite pics of her were by Annie Liebowitz. That one pic of her seated by the window took my breath away.

Pastor Sharon said...

This is a lovely post. Sorry I missed her actual birthday. I took a computer break.

Dave Pie-n-Mash said...

I stood and saluted while I watched that one.

No one I work with knows the reason for this, but anyone who accesses a password protected document at my place of work the password is GSTQ. God Save The Queen. If only they knew... I'd be run out of town.