Friday, June 11, 2010
THE QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY
Would'nt you just love to get an invite from the Queen?
Out of all the people in the world you could meet, I would meet the Queen.
I am a true Royalist and have been for many years.I have always hoped I would live til 100, so I can receive a letter from the Queen. Getting it from a King just would'nt be the same!
The Queen was born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor on the 21st of April 1926.That makes her 84 this year.
Why do we celebrate her Birthday in June? (insert cricket noises) ?????????
Elizabeth never went to a normal school and at age 21 announced she would devote her entire life to Royal Duty. We sometimes forget that she is not only the Queen, but a wife and mother of 4 children. She has lived an extraordinary life with all her duties and travel, and when she does travel she doesn't require a passport. (Imagine all the fake bags she can bring back)
Lizzy met Prince Phil at age 13 and although very young,they exchanged letters and she fell in love. They married in Nov 1947 (age 21). They also received 1347 wedding gifts from around the world, and to this day are the longest of any British Monarch to be married for 63 years. (that's because they don't sleep in the same room, let alone the same bed!)
She was proclaimed Queen in Feb 1952 (age 26) following the death of her father, and formally crowned in june 1953 (age 27)
If she is still reigning in 2012, Elizabeth will celebrate her Diamond Jubilee as Queen, marking 60 years on the throne. Queen Victoria in 1897 is the only other British Monarch to have celebrated a Diamond Jubilee. (sitting on the throne once a day would be nice!)
" Long live the Old Duck and Happy 'belated' Birthday "
Enjoy the long weekend everyone