“Forgotten Hollywood”- The Queen at 90…

Posted on June 12, 2016 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here… elizabeth2

   Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her official 90th birthday with a three-day series of festivities. The Queen’s birthday has been a three-month affair starting with her real birthday in April. The monarch’s birthday is traditionally celebrated in June when London’s weather can be more favorable.

   The traditional Trooping the Color parade was held on Saturday, the Queen’s official birthday. The queen, wearing a lime green outfit visible from the far points of the crowded Mall, traveled by horse-drawn carriage, waving to the throng. Prince Charles, heir to the throne, and his son Prince William rode down the Mall on horseback, along with Princess Anne, the queen’s daughter, a skilled equestrian. The event drew throngs of Brits and visitors to Buckingham Palace for a balcony appearance by the senior royals. On Sunday, The Mall in front of the palace hosted lunch for hundreds of charity workers and members of the Royal family. The palace has invited roughly 10,000 people who work at charities supported by the queen to the open air festivities.

Vera_Lynn_(1962)   Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip attended a service of thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral on Friday, what was Philip’s 95th birthday. Rod Stewart was also knighted in the queen’s annual Birthday Honors List, which also included recognition for Downton Abbey co-star Penelope Wilton. She was made a Dame, the female equivalent of a Knight. Another recipient, 99-year-old torch singer <– Vera Lynn, who raised British spirits during World War II with songs, including The White Cliffs of Dover and We’ll Meet Again. She was made a Companion of Honor, an award limited to 65 people of distinction.

   Street parties were additionally held in towns and cities all over Great Britain, and in related Commonwealth countries.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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