This lady has been the Queen of England longer than I’ve been alive.
And I’m pretty f*****g old!
Congratulations to Her Royal Highness, Elizabeth II, 96, on 70 years as England’s Queen. An unprecedented and magnificent achievement.
The Platinum Jubilee, a four-day celebration of the Queen’s milestone, is already under way in England. According to Associated Press:
“The celebration of Elizabeth’s reign includes a service of thanksgiving Friday at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, a concert at Buckingham Palace on Saturday and a pageant staged by thousands of performers drawn from schools and community groups around the country on Sunday afternoon.
“Throughout the weekend, neighborhood organizations and individuals are expected to hold thousands of street parties around the country, repeating a tradition that began with the queen’s coronation in 1953.”
In a written message, the Queen thanked everyone involved in organizing all the Jubilee celebrations, and added, “I know that many happy memories will be created at these festive occasions. I continue to be inspired by the goodwill shown to me, and hope that the coming days will provide an opportunity to reflect on all that has been achieved during the last 70 years, as we look to the future with confidence and enthusiasm.”
Congratulations, Your Majesty. You have long been a figure of strength, wisdom and grace on the international stage. Enjoy these four days celebrating your remarkable reign.
And party on, Brits!!