Monday, February 6, 2012

Ascension Day Message From Queen Elizabeth II, Tuesday Cuppa Tea

 There were gun salutes in London and Edinburgh to mark the 60th year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II today.

Queen Elizabeth gave a statement of thanks to her well wishers on Feb. 6th, her Ascension Day.

Today, as I mark 60 years as your Queen, I am writing to thank you for the wonderful support and encouragement that you have given to me and Prince Philip over these years and to tell you how deeply moved we have been to receive so many kind messages about the Diamond Jubilee.
In this special year, as I dedicate myself anew to your service, I hope we will all be reminded of the power of togetherness and the convening strength of family, friendship and good neighbourliness, examples of which I have been fortunate to see throughout my reign and which my family and I look forward to seeing in many forms as we travel throughout the United Kingdom and the wider Commonwealth.
I hope also that this Jubilee year will be a time to give thanks for the great advances that have been made since 1952 and to look forward to the future with clear head and warm heart as we join together in our celebrations.
I send my sincere good wishes to you all.
Taken from The British Monarchy website

And a special Diamond Jubilee website has been launched with information on the special activities for the Diamond Jubilee Year...or rather half year, because of the Olympics in London and enviorons in July.

Diamond Jubilee website 

Among the tributes, Prince Charles is spearheading a program of planting forests and protecting others in several areas of Britain called Jubilee Woods.

Prince William also launched the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge to protect and add to playing fields in the UK. 

Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge

I haven't forgotten it's Tuesday...time for Tuesday Cuppa Tea with Antiques And Teacups.

This is an ironstone coronation mug from Johnson Brothers, England. The design was one of those from a group of approved designs for the coronation so you will see it by other makers as well. I think it is a very attractive design with great colorful graphics! Available at Time Was Antiques.

I am joining the other tea related blog parties. Have a great day and God Save the Queen!

Ruth ~
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Teacup Tuesday
Tea Party Tuesday
Teatime Tuesday
Victoria - A Return to Loveliness
Teacup Tuesday
Bernideen’s ~
Friends Sharing Tea Wednesday
Tea With Friends


Anonymous said...

She really is an amazing woman. I watched a programme about her a few years back, which showed all the work she does behind the scenes that we don't normally hear about, it was incredible.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Wonderful post- thank you so much for keeping us abreast of all the Jubilee events.

Hasn't Prince William grown into a fine young gentleman as well?

The Queen looks wonderful, and truly hasn't aged much, she looks very much as she had in the 1950s!

Long Live the Queen!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

The Queen is an amazing lady!
My mother could have passed as her sister in that first photo. My mum has been told all her life that she looks like the Queen. My mother admires our Queen too. Thanks for an interesting post.


Lavender Cottage said...

A nice tribute to HRH's jubilee. A real lady, as was her mother.

Antiques And Teacups said...

A wonderful post! I posted on the day as well. Great video! Thanks for linking with Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

High Heeled Life said...

Ruth what a wonderful post. The Queen is a most amazing lady ...and a wonderful role model for etiquette; we should all remember good manners = wonderfully living. Thanks for sharing this. xo Blessings, HHL

Zaa said...

We watch everything Royal ... " Born to Reign " was on Tv last night so of course it was a hilight for my mother...

Certainly Queen Elizabeth is a most memorable and outstanding person and Monarch....I admired the Queen Mother so much...infact , like Sandi mother could also pass for the Queen mother... infact she is a Queen in her own right ( ha Ha) ... Long live the Queen...

Looking forward to seeing who is set to ascend the throne in years to come... Any quesses ?... Lovely tribute in this post... Hugs

Fieldsintrust said...

Hi Ruth
Great post and I love the antique tea cups! Thanks for mentioning the (now Duke) Prince William's QEII Challenge. I was going to suggest that you see what protected parks are near you, but alas we're not in America just yet!

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