Look for some celebrations in Great Britain for the Queen's Diamond Jublilee, which means she will be 60 years on the throne. This will be over the first weekend in June and will extend through what they call the Bank Holiday Monday and then, will go a day further until the Tuesday of June 5th! Normally, the Brits have a holiday on the last Monday of May, just like we do in America, but it was changed this year due to the Queen's Diamond Jublilee. I find that extraordinary but quite wonderful!
Now, before those celebrations start, I would advise you to watch the movie, "Young Victoria" and make sure you watch the coronation scene and see if you recognize one of the ladies in waiting . This is such a wonderful movie and yes, they may have played with the facts a bit, but remember it is a film and sometimes that happens for dramatic effect and you shouldn't judge it too harshly.
Queen Victoria is the longest reigning monarch in Great Britain...so far!
This is a photo of me and it looks as if I am marching here! This is from the Redoubt Fortress in Eastbourne (this was built to stop Napoleon and his armies from invading...never happened, but they were ready!)
Oh, and that reminds me of my one of my favorite Christmas cracker jokes.....
"Where did Queen Victoria keep her armies?"
"Up her sleevies!"
Hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend in the USA and
hope all in Great Britain have a wonderful time over the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, the following week!