Friday, June 1, 2012

God Save the Queen!


The Queen's Diamond Jubilee has been a yearlong celebration, but the real festivities begin this weekend. A flotilla of over one thousand boats will float down the river Thames on Sunday and parties and celebrations are planned all throughout the Commonwealth. I am a little sad that I cannot be there to partake in the fun in person, so I thought I would bring the fun here! It's the Queen's Jubilee Celebration here on BirdiePearl! 

Princess Elizabeth and her parents,
Prince Albert, Duke of York, who became King George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon
Queen Elizabeth II was born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary on April 26, 1926

Princess Elizabeth and her Uncle Edward. 

An eighteen year old Elizabeth in her First Aid Patrol uniform in 1943

Love these photos: then and now
Princess Elizabeth wed her distant cousin, Philip Mountbatten
in Westminster Abbey on November 20, 1947.

Princess Elizabeth became queen on February 2, 1952 when her father passed away.

Coronation day was not held until June 2, 1953.

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh have four children:
Charles born in 1948, Anne born in 1950, Andrew born in 1960 and Edward born in 1964.

Wearing the same crown as on her coronation day, today.

The Queen and her grandsons; William and Harry

Pip pip, Cheery-o!


Pictures via: here  and Pinterest

1 comment:

  1. Love, love, love, love, love this post! We should have made a date and had tea and scones to watch the festivities!