Category Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation

I’m sure many millions of people across the world will know – but just in case …. 65 years ago on Tuesday 2nd June 1953 the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II as sovereign of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan and Ceylon took place on 2 June 1953 at Westminster Abbey.  […]

Catching up on other stories

Have you ever planned to do things and then suddenly realise that the time has moved on faster than you have?  Well, something like that has happened to me – and I can blame Marlene Dietrich for it.  No, that’s not fair, but I hope you have enjoyed her story so far. So what should […]

The Friendly King and the new Queen

Described as ‘Reveille for the Weekend’ for February 8, 9, 10, 1952’ and claiming to be ‘Britain’s all-family Weekly Newspaper’ we have a slightly different stance of the events.  On the front page we have: The Friendly King: ‘Reveille’ joins in the universal grief felt at the death of King George VI.  The nation is […]

The details are falling into place

The Daily Mail of Friday 8th February 1952 reported that the now Queen Elizabeth II returned to Clarence House at 17.10 yesterday, Thursday 7th February, and immediately approved arrangements for the King’s funeral.  Just over two hours later the following was issued by the Earl Marshal, the Duke of Norfolk: ‘The Earl Marshal announces that […]

The King is Dead – God Save the Queen.

The Daily Mail newspaper on Thursday 7th February 1952 – as with all British newspapers – reported that King George VI had died peacefully in his sleep at Sandringham House. The official announcement from Sandringham, given at 10.45 GMT, said the King retired in his usual health, but passed away in his sleep and was […]

Now we can all visit Buckingham Palace

It was on Thursday 29th April 1993 that Elizabeth, Queen of England, announced that Buckingham Palace would open its doors that summer and that the public en-mass would be allowed inside for an entrance fee of £8 per person. However, much of the Palace – including the Queen’s private apartments – would remain closed and […]