Sunday, June 3, 2012

Long Live The Queen

The Diamond Jubilee Celebrations have begun!
Throughout Great Britain and many other countries, there are thousands of street parties, parades, and much merriment afoot, in the celebrating  of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's sixtieth year on the throne.

Today a thousand boats set sail In Honour of Her Majesty ... sailing down the River Thames as part of the Diamond Jubilee river pageant, with an estimated one million onlookers standing on it's banks, sharing in the well-wishes.

I will be joining in the celebrations albeit from afar, my Union Jack flying , my glass of Harveys Bristol Cream Sherry raised high.
Sixty years on the throne, and a lifetime of genteelness, grace and dedication. Long may she reign.
Three cheers:  Hip,Hip, Hooray, Hip, Hip, Hooray, Hip Hip Hooray !





25 comments:

Antiques And Teacups said...

Wasn't it a great day? What a brick she was...out in the cold, standing for all that time & freezing! Hope she had her woolies on. I'd have been in wellies! Watched the BBC streaming from 5am Pacific. Wouldn't have missed it! Coronation Chicken for lunch and Chicken Tikka Masala for dinner. Long Life and Reign Ma'am!
Ruth

DJan said...

It's so wonderful! And 60 years on the throne? It doesn't happen very often, and she deserves all the accolades she is receiving! :-)

Deanna said...

God bless you and I hope this Summer is a good for you.

You must be so very proud of the Queen! Awesome time in history.
d

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Wow, I love that last photo - I haven't seen it before. I hope you'll join in my linky party on Wednesday :) XOL

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I've loved watching all the coverage on the Diamond Jubilee and can feel the pride of everyone in and from Britain!

The Queen is a lovely lady, and I love the last two pictures of your post--Is she wearing the same pin and pearls--Some things, like the Queen, never (really) change!!

Jill of All Trades said...

Very exciting for sure. Great shots!

Mamabug said...

What a beautiful lady she is! I've always admired her.

Ginny said...

Three Cheers indeed!! She is a wonderful person, God Bless her and the Royal family!!

Sara said...

Looks like you have everything you need to celebrate in style. They still make a charming couple and I'm glad they are both still here for each other. I join you in your three cheers!

Doc said...

It has been wonderful to watch on the television. I once attended a Polo match in 1970 that Prince Charles competed in. It was amazing to see her Majesty as an admiring mother watching her son play. They truly are a wonderful ruling family. Long live the Queen!

Patsy said...

She looks lovely but they all did. I enjoyed watching on TV

Nellie said...

I do hope Queen Elizabeth doesn't have any ill effects from her day out, though didn't I read that Prince Philip may be hospitalized today?
It would be fun to join in the celebration with you!:) It was at your recommendation that we went to Triune to the Renaissance Faire on Memorial Day week-end. Great fun!

Amish Stories said...

I'm very big on England, and congratulations folks. Richard

Gerry Snape said...

just watching the amazing concert from in front of the palace....fantastic!!!

Susie said...

Jo, I wondered if you wished you were in your birth land...to enjoy all the fanfare. I have always thought highly of the Queen.Smiles to you, Susie

The Old Farm Bell said...

Hi! Jo,

Yes! this certainly is an exciting time for all in celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. History in the making!

We have been watching some of the television coverage & enjoying! Sure hope that Prince Philip is feeling better soon.

Love all your photos. Beautiful!
God Bless! the Queen. Cheers!here....here...

Have a great week!

Blessings & Hugs,
Marlene

Terry said...

Hip-hip, hooray!
I love the portraits through time.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I just got back from the big ocean, and I ran over to see you.
I hope your having a good time watching the Jubilee!
love
tweedles

MMm.. said...

Love the photos at teh end of Phillip adn the Queen. Lovely.

I really do feel I am missing out on so much all the way over here. nothing exciting happened in London that I can recall when there but for the Silver Jubilee--nothing compared to this year's fest.

Monique @ Magpie Hollow said...

Wonderful pictures. I saw part of the celebrations on tv. That was fantastic. Dutch tv aired the concert and several other celebrations !!

George said...

I enjoyed seeing the coverage of the Jubilee. I visited London many years ago, and seeing some of the places I had been brought back happy memories. I'm sorry Prince Philip couldn't take part in the closing events. I hope he is better now.

heritagestitchery said...

That look of love still shines brightly between them, does it not?
I had to wipe away a tear as they
hailed this noble lady and am grateful
we have this leader of sweet gentility
and elegance....we will not see her
like again.... Long may she reign...

Dorota said...

Very nice, especially last picture:)
Dorota

Dorota said...

Very nice, especially last picture.
Dorota

L. D. Burgus said...

What a wonderful time for you even if it was from across the sea.