We join the nation and the commonwealth countries in mourning & remembering Queen Elizabeth II.
For the past twenty-two and a half years, we’ve had the privilege to experience the Queen and the Royal Family through their many ups and downs. Her family despite all their pomp and circumstance have led lives similar to a soap opera, and yet the Queen has stood by them as the perfect role model. She must be one of the oldest people in the world to carry on working until a couple of days before her death. She was one tough old lady.
Below are a few of those special occasions we remember of Queen Elizabeth II.
The Queen’s Golden Jubilee 2002
We spent the weekend outside Buckingham Palace for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002. There were hundreds of thousands of people around Buckingham Palace for the ‘party at the palace’. Various celebrities and rock stars entertained the Queen and her family while the masses danced and got merry outside the gates. Afterwards, there was a fireworks display off the rooftops of Buckingham Palace.
On the following day Sunday, there were up to a million people lining the Mall and we enjoyed watching the various floats and processions moving slowly down towards the palace. We got a glimpse of the Queen and her large family.
Mike shared a pint with the Queen down at the local
British at last and singing God save the Queen
British at last! In July 2006 we became British citizens. We had to swear our affirmation of allegiance to the Queen and then we sang the National Anthem because that’s what British people do innit?
Royal Ascot 2011 – Hi Queenie
We dressed up and took a train ride to Royal Ascot, where we drank a lot of booze and spent a few pounds betting on the Queen’s horses. We were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the Queen and Prince Philip as they rode past in a horse-drawn carriage.
HMY Britannia, Edinburgh 2013
We visited her majesty’s yacht Britannia, which is now berthed in Edinburgh as a museum of sorts. The Queen and her family travelled in luxury around the world.
Service Station chance encounter
Mom and Dad were very lucky to catch the Queen out walking one of her corgies through a service station no less.
Boris Johnson’s speech in the House of Commons
On a different note, Boris Johnson, the Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom summed up the Queen in a perfect speech today in the House of Commons.
She showed the world not just how to reign over a people, she showed the world how to give, how to love and how to serve. ??It was that indomitability, that humour, that work ethic, that sense of history which together made her Elizabeth the Great. pic.twitter.com/PlACJiVb6j
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) September 9, 2022
It is the end of an era. Rest in peace Queen Elizabeth II. Long live King Charles III.