29 May 2012

Queen's Diamond Jubilee

In case you have been on the moon or trekking though an Amazon rainforest, you will already be aware that Queen Elizabeth II has been on the throne for 60 years. Poor dear. She should eat a better diet.
We are getting 4 days to celebrate (or not) with lots of events planned to take place all over the country. Highlights in London include the pageant/flotilla along the Thames on Sunday 3rd and an RAF flypast on Tuesday 5th.
Click here to see what's on near you.
The National Portrait Gallery has a relevant exhibition on at the moment bringing together many representations of the Queen by artists as diverse as Andy Warhol and Cecil Beaton. Check out how lovely she looks in the image on the promo page.
Here are some London Queens... mainly pubs:

1 comment:

Malcolm Edwards said...

I'm slightly surprised that the NPG is charging for this celebratory exhibition but hey, everyone has to make a living.

I'm also surprised by the number of people who are confused by the Jubilee. A lot of those I've spoken to think that they are about to have a jolly celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Coronation rather than the Accession. In fact, it turns out that most of them didn't realise that these were two different events. Oh well, never mind, there'll still be beer, buns and bunting in the streets. Any excuse for a party LOL