On 6th February 1952, King George VI passed away suddenly in his sleep leaving his 26-year-old daughter, Elizabeth to be pronounced Queen.
This year celebrates her 60th anniversary on the throne. Her Diamond Jubilee.
Kicking off the weekend with a visit to the Epsom Derby, the Queen looked magnificent in her pale blue ensemble.
Saturday saw 1000’s of people gathered along the Thames, waiting in anticipation for the Royal Pageant. At 14:30pm, the Queen, along with her Royal family, lead a procession of 1000 boats from the Battersea Bridge, along the river to Tower Bridge. A site that will not be forgotten in a hurry!
Incase standing on her feet for 5 hours straight was not enough, the Queen attended the ‘All the Queen’s Horses’ display in the evening. Made up of each of her Commonwealth Calvary’s, it really was a display not to be missed.
Monday welcomed the incredible concert led by Mr Gary Barlow, with the likes of Jessie J, Stevie Wonder, Tom Jones, Elton John and many others, all offering their personal thanks to our Queen.
As I watched each event unfold, another little bit of patriotism was unleashed inside me.
The Diamond Jubilee – A weekend I am proud to be British.