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Wednesday, 6 June 2012

EVENTS: The Diamond Jubilee

This is not the place for full coverage of the remarkable Diamond Jubilee celebrations but the weekend was joyous and glorious.

The River Pageant was disappointing [oh for Her Majesty’s yacht Britannia!].  The concert outside Buckingham Palace was stunning.  The Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral dignified and moving, the pageantry unequalled and splendid. 

Every celebration clearly showed in what respect this remarkable woman is held by her subjects in the UK and the world over.  An unforgettable show of patriotism.

Right: The Union Flag - on hats, bonnets, smart umbrellas, waistcoats, bow ties, miles of bunting.....! 

Above: My favourite souvenir!  The Queen's handbag has a solar panel that activates her characteristic wave of the hand 

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