Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Afternoon Tea @ Hycroft This Sunday, on 28 October from 1:30-4:00PM, there will be an afternoon tea party in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. There will be entertainment and guests are encouraged to dress up for the... Continue reading →
Your Majesty…Mummy. I am sure you would want me to thank, on your behalf all the wonderful people who have made today possible. All the performers, the artists, the musicians, the comedians that made such jolly good jokes, Gary Barlow... Continue reading →
Date: Sun, 3 June, 2012 Time: 6:30-10:30am PST Live broadcaster: CBC I’d thought perhaps I could watch the Diamond Jubilee prior to going to church for the 11am service. I was incredibly tired – I am not a morning person... Continue reading →
This author did an excellent job! I’d forgotten about most of the parallels between Queen Victoria & Queen Elizabeth II. Though I do have one more royal parallel: both queens’ husbands are: 1) of German ancestry – just as the... Continue reading →
Diamond Jubilee - 5 June
I awoke at 2am PST, just in time to see Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie enter St Paul's. I'd meant to wake up at 1:15 to give myself some time before CBC's live broadcast at 1:30. I'd slept a few minutes before 1 and had, in fact, woken up at 1:15. No sooner as I'd turned off my alarm, I went back to sleep - then jolted myself awake at 2! I frantically rushed to my laptop on my desk, yanked it to my bed (so that I may stay warm) and quickly clicked around CBC to find the live stream. Must say it was rather difficult to find - but I'm glad I didn't miss anything important.
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- Queen Elizabeth wins for best colour - mint green. I don't know why but I really like today's choice!
- Prince Charles wins for best dressed gentleman
- Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wins for best dress (by McQueen). Did not like Kate's hat/fascinator - the flower is odd-looking and is too big.
- Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall wins for worst hat (don't know why she insists on massive hats or fascinators that cover her hair and practically dominate her) and outfit (the 'gold' seems to outshine the Queen)
In about 20 min., the live broadcast for the next part of the Diamond Jubilee celebration – the Thanksgiving service, reception, luncheon, carriage procession and balcony appearance – will commence. I have been awake since 9am on 4 June. Should... Continue reading →