Happy first Wedding Anniversary to Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

April 29, 2012 at 9:00 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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A year ago today everyone was struck with Royal Wedding fever. After organising street parties and hanging bunting, a billion people from across the world tuned in to watched Prince William marry Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey. In a service which was more perfect than anyone could have hoped for.

Happy Anniversary Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Twelve months on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have continued to captivate the world with royal engagements both here and abroad. In the most glorious manner we’ve watched the Duchess blossom into her position as a member of the Royal Family having become a patron to a number of charities and going it alone on official engagements. But most impressively, together, they have managed to add a breath of fresh air into the monarchy.

Time really does fly so from the Bath-Knight team and me, happy first Wedding Anniversary to Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Here’s to many more…

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is officially underway

February 6, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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Today marks 60 years to the day since Queen Elizabeth II took accession to the throne after the death of her father King George VI.

Although larger celebrations to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee are scheduled to take place in the summer, today is a significant day within the monarchy. Marking the anniversary of the day which Elizabeth II turned from Princess to Queen and celebrating 60 years of her reign.

The Queen Diamond Jubilee Official

An official photograph of Queen Elizabeth II

Usually a private occasion I’ve read today that the Queen is undertaking two engagements both of which are in Norfolk, firstly at the King’s Lynn Town Hall and then at a local Nursery School. The Queen’s decision to celebrate such an occasion with members of the public, many of whom have supported her throughout, is one which I’m sure will be enjoyed greatly.

In acknowledgement of the occasion a collection of two official photographs have been released picturing The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. To accompany, and adhering to royal protocol, a 41-Royal Gun Salute is to be held at Hyde Park followed by a 62- gun salute at the Tower of London carried out by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery. The military unit, named after King George VI in 1947, made their final descent from their home of 200 years in St John’s Wood to new facilities in Woolwich. Finally Buckingham Palace has released an official message from the Queen as she takes the opportunity to thank many for the continued support and vows ‘anew to your service’.

The King's Troop entering Hyde Park Diamond Jubilee

The King's Troop entering Hyde Park for Royal Gun Salute

An extraordinary day for the Queen and royal family it is a wonderful chance to look back on the past 60 years of Queen Elizabeth II. With vast achievements and wonderful experiences her reign is truly remarkable. Becoming Queen aged 25 she has experienced some of the most fantastic worldly travels, attended many prestigious royal occasions and met some of the world’s most recognisable individuals.

The Queen meeting well wishers accession day

The Queen meeting well wishers on Accession Day

Now aged 85 with a growing family, who are making great accomplishments themselves, she vows to continue her reign with great pride and honor. A monarch who has inspired many, Queen Elizabeth II is truly astonishing and I’m sure that she will continue to surprise us with the many up and coming scheduled engagements to mark her landmark Diamond Jubilee.

If like me, you’re interested in learning more about the Queen and Royal Family there is plenty of literature available. The Telegraph has issued a full message from the Queen and sites such as The British Monarchy and www.diamondjubilee.org offer informative facts and official photographs on the Monarchy throughout time.

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