Q is for Queen
HM Queen Elizabeth II
The following words are part of Queen Elizabeth's 21st birthday speech, on 21 April 1947, when she was still Princess Elizabeth.
"I declare before you all that my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong".
She became Queen in 1952 and was crowned at her coronation in June the following year. I imagine Her Majesty had a few qualms on that day.
The following picture shows detail of her beautiful gown. What a quantity of stitches there must be in a piece of work of such quality.
Do you suppose they ate quiche and queen cakes at the party afterwards, or queen of puddings. Maybe they danced the quick-step or even the quadrille.
She is still, at 84 years of age, devoting her life to the service of her people and I heard on the news at the weekend that she has just become a member of Facebook!
The following video captures some off-duty moments.
Thanks go to Mrs Denise Nesbitt and her team who host ABC Wednesday. For more looks at this week's letter, please click here.
Messing about on the River
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