Saturday, March 31, 2012

Queen Elizabeth II visits Manchester And Crashes (sort of) a Wedding


Queen Elizabeth II continued her Diamond Jubilee visits to Manchester and Salford looking like spring in a pale pink outfit. She and Prince Philip visited the Cathedral, and the town hall where she was scheduled for a luncheon as well as other sites in the town. 

But whilst she was at the town hall, she stepped over to a wedding reception and greeted the flabbergasted and chuffer (Brit speak for tickled) bride and groom, John and Frances Canning, which was captured by the Daily Telegraph on video and posted with an interview with the bride and groom. The video is at the bottom, as I am not good at the html needed to insert it in the post

It seems that the couple already had the venue reserved for the date when the Queen's Diamond Jubilee visit was planned. Feeling that there would be little conflict, the wedding plans continued. When the groom heard she would be in town and lunching in the same building, the groom sent the Queen an invitation with a personal note telling her she was welcome to stop by if at a loose end. 

The invitation was declined with many thanks and best wishes from a lady in waiting, which is normal. BUT...on the day the Queen took them up on their kind invitation...and shocked them no end.

Quite fun!


4 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh my word!

They didn't even have time for a protocol lesson!

How endearing, very kind of QE2 to take time out of her busy gruelling schedule to do this for the couple.

Imagine that.

Kathryn Ross said...

Hi Ruth! Thanks for your visit to my place and your kind words. I need a great deal of kind words to shut out the very ugly ones that I endured this week. Truly, I am NOT of this world.

So thankful for graciousness - and the Queen is that and then some. For all the issues that come with monarchy, there is a classiness that royalty calls us all to. Thanks for sharing the clip of such a class act.

Working through it in Him - Joy!
Kathy

Antiques And Teacups said...

That would be a surprise! What a wonderful woman! Hope I'm in that kinda shape at 85! And I love the Shelley.
Ruth

Jenny Woolf said...

I had missed this story in our own media (I have been away from my computer) so thanks for posting it. I'm not surprised they were chuffed, what a thing to make their wedding day memorable! wow!

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