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.