Saturday, May 5, 2012

Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II is the international celebration throughout 2012 marking the 60th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II to the thrones of seven countries upon the death of her father, King George VI, on 6 February 1952. She is today queen regnant of 16 sovereign states, 12 of which were British colonies or Dominions at the start of her reign. Queen Victoria in 1897 is the only other monarch in the histories of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and a few other Commonwealth realms to have celebrated a Diamond Jubilee. 

I visited a darling gallery event yesterday dedicated to the Diamond Jubilee at the Meaford Hall.


helen tilston said...

Thanks for this informative post.
Today, I purchased a beautiful linen commemorative tea towel. I have it sitting on my breakfast table.

Have a delightful weekend

Helen xx

vicki archer said...

i am loving the Jubilee Patti... London seems very festive... xv

Patti Friday said...

Yes Vicki! The Jubilee has been so wonderful. I loved the floatilla! Wasn't that incredible?!

Patti Friday said...

Oh! I want one too! I am looking!

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