The Queen of Diamonds

Today is the two-week anniversary of my last post The Diamond Jubilee long weekend celebrations.  The weekend beginning June 2, 2012, marked Queen Elizabeth II‘s 60 years as the Queen of England (and beyond!).

Cover of The Times Newspaper (Saturday, June 2, 2012)

When it comes to serving one’s country from the throne, only one other British monarch has done it for longer:  Queen Victoria with her 63-year reign. No matter what one thinks of the British monarchy (I for one appreciate the tradition, rituals and history it offers), anyone doing the same job for 60 years (not to mention at 86 years of age!), deserves a celebration.  Now that is true dedication!

And celebrate London did. So for the next several posts, I shall be highlighting this once-in-a-lifetime event, which  united the commonwealth and all its people (minus the republicans of course).

Cover of The Times Newspaper (Monday, June 4, 2012)

So for reaching her Diamond Jubilee by being Queen for 60 years, I give this one a very royal ‘it’.

Photographs of newspapers via Me

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5 thoughts on “The Queen of Diamonds

  1. And what a fabulous but wet weekend it was. I particularly liked the flotilla which started at Battersea near where I live though agree with millions others that the BBC didn’t do her proud!

  2. Hi, thanks for stopping by! Love these posts! I’m so glad I traveled for the Jubilee. It was so festive and celebratory, even with terrible weather. Can’t believe it was almost a month ago!

  3. I thought I was doing good at 24 years! I can’t imagine doing my former job when I am 86. I like my new responsibilities much better. Hey, thanks for dropping by my blog.

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