I’ll try to make this post as brief as possible because I’m afraid I’ll just keep on writing. We’ve been seeing snippets of the Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Sixty long years as monarchy is no light matter and I know that this lady is one special woman. It took determination, cunning, bravery, and lots more, to have come so far.
They’ve said that The Queen is like a rock, steady and reliable and I have to agree, she’s kept the tradition of the royal family alive up till now and with the changing ways of society these days I must say that I admire her immensely.
Some time ago in a previous post, I mentioned that we (Guyana) were once a colony of Great Britain (gaining independence in 1966) and I will say that I hold no bitter feelings towards HRH and Britain on the whole, quite the opposite. My grandmother was a little girl when Queen Elizabeth II came here while on her tour to visit all of the British colonies just after her coronation. Back then they gave those cups with a picture of her embellished on them to everyone. We still have the one gran got all those years ago (the one in the pictures) Yep, that cup is 60 years old!
I was just watching another one of the BBC’s footage of the grand occasion with my family. We saw countless Britons waving their Union Jacks with so much enthusiasm and the look of admiration upon their faces as they looked on as the Queen sailed by Tower Bridge, their show of patriotism literally brought tears to my eyes. It’s amazing to know that so many people actually still value tradition, yes I can be a cynic but I think my reasons are justified.
All of the pictures here, except for the ones of the cup, were taken from an e-mail (that had a lot more shots than what I’ve posted) an uncle of mine, over there in England, had sent me today. He got it from an article written by an Amy Oliver, I asked him for the link so all of you can get to see it some time later. Here are some more photos of England with practically thousands, maybe a million, Union Jacks soaring proudly all around.
There were a few more stunning photos but I’m afraid I can do only so much, like I mentioned, I’ll try to get a link to the articles they came from. I hope you’ve enjoyed these 🙂
P.S: I hope the writer’s block stays far away from me, actually it was driving me batty since last week and not only yesterday which my last post might have led you to believe.