Wednesday, June 26, 2019

1977 Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Teapot And A Memorable Week For Royals

Well the last week was chock-ablock with royal things...
June 18-27th Royal Ascot, one of Queen Elizabeth II's favourite annual fixtures in her calendar...


 
Queen Maxima of the Netherlands and her husband the king were guests of honour of the Queen... and traveled in the landau to open Ascot...
the landau royal entrances are a highlight of the dressed up races with lots of amazing hats...


June 20th marked the 187th anniversary of the ascension of Victoria to the throne on the death of her uncle King William when she was 18....


June 21st was Prince William, Duke of Cambridge's 37th birthday....

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A Wedgwood jasperware dish made for the birth in 1982...


June 22, 1911 was the date of the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary, Great great grandparents of William...

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Shelley coronation mug from 1911...


June 23, 1897 was Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. She dies in 1901.

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Royal Crown Derby thimbles for the anniversary of the coronation in 1987 on my saucer of a teacup my grandmother got at the 1897 Diamond Jubilee and gifted to me by her...

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And I recently found a Rosina, Queens bone china teapot celebrating the 1977 Silver Jubilee of 25 years on the throne for Queen Elizabeth II.
The Julidee Year of 1977 culminated in Jubilee Days from June 6th to 20th.

Definitely a month of royal dates!
And I didn't even list them all!


Saturday, June 8, 2019

June 8, 2019 Trooping the Colours For Her Majesty's Official Birthday

Queen Elizabeth's official birthday, is a moveable date in June as opposed to her actual birthday on April 21st... not always known for good weather...


So the nation celebrates Her Majesty's birthday in June...
this year today, June 8th, for her 93 official birthday...


There is first a carriage procession down the Mall... always packed with folks wanting to glimpse members of the royal family...



The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Duchess of Cambridge and Duchess of Cornwall....


with other members of the family riding horseback....
Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince Andrew and Anne, Princess Royal...

to St. James for a review of the troops...


Queen Elizabeth used to do the review on horseback...here on her favorite horse Burmese in 1970... and depending on the temperature a guardsman usually  goes down.
My husband was in the Coldstream Guards, and remembers several of these incidents... one guardsman went down beside him once, but just after the Queen had passed by...

 Then it's back to Buckingham Palace for the balcony appearance...this year with Prince Louis and Meghan on a rare maternity leave appearance for the festivities...
aerial passby... and a lovely time had by all!

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 Trooping the Colour was used as a motif for the coronation in 1953 of Her Majesty....

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And her Majesty Trooping The Colour on Burmese was the subject of a commemorative coin struck for the Silver Jubilee in 1977 as well...


and
Happy birthday Ma'am!

 

Sunday, June 2, 2019

June 2, 1953 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

Just remembering staying up late with my family to watch the coronation in California with my mother and grandmother...aka Nana... on our tiny black and white TV...wrapped up in a blanket with hot chocolate and Union Jack bunting sent by relatives still in the UK.


I had a model sent by an aunt from the UK of the Royal coach and horses in plastic that my father helped me put together for the coronation....
wonder what happened to that?


 And one of my favorite things when in London is visiting the Royal Mews around the corner from the main Buckingham Palace Gates to see the coach...


So... congratulations Ma'am on another glorious year on the throne!


 Yesterday, June 1st at Epsom Downs race track for the Epsom Derby...

As our family affectionately says...
Well done Our Liz! 

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Happy 200th Birthday, Queen Victoria

Today, May 24th is the 200th birthday of Queen Victoria...


Coronation portrait by Sir George Hayter in the Royal Collection Trust 

Born May 24, 1819
Reigned 1837-1901
Married to Prince Albert Feb. 10, 1840
Death of Prince Albert 1861
Golden Jubilee 1887
Diamond Jubilee 1897
Died 1901


Victoria in 1837 while attending a performance at Drury Lane Theatre

She had an era named for her... an era of scientific achievements, insdustrial genius, worldwide explorationand un precedented belief in the superiority of the British way... which was often at fault.

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Medal Queen Victoria Golden Jubilee 1887 Maltese Cross Commemorative

 
Her marriage to Prince Albert was a great example of love, marital fidelity and happinesss. They had 9 children before his death of typhoid fever in 1861... plunging Victoria into lifelong mourning...

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Victoria dies in 1901, and an era died... both good and bad...

 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Royal Windsor Horse Show and New Arrivals at Windsor

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth was all smiles yesterday as she enjoyed one of her favourite things of the year... the Royal Horse Show at Windsor...



and Windsor Castle has certainly been a co-star this last week....


 With her meeting her new great grandson Archie, born to Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex who was born on May 6th...




at Frogmore Cottage on Windsor Castle grounds...




Windsor Horse Show is near and dear to her majesty's heart.
In 2016, it was dedicated to her for her 90th birthday....


 The Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations were to coincide with the annual Windsor Horse Show.  The Queen’s 90th birthday was on April 21st but special celebrations will take place at Home Park, Windsor between May 12th and May 15th 2016. This birthday show featured 600 horses and 1500 performers, and a crowd of 7,000 for each night’s performance, with the days filled with various coaching and equestrian competitions, often with world class contenders and Olympic hopefuls.



The special 90-minute show in the evening paid tribute to many of the things that have been so important to The Queen throughout her life. It featured horses and riders from Canada, New Zealand and Fiji among other countries and included pipers and drummers according to press reports.
The Queen will attended the last night while others members of the Royal Family were present on the other evenings. 



Simon Brooks-Ward, who produced and directed the birthday show and who also runs the Windsor Horse Show, said that the particular event was to ‘celebrate a truly remarkable life.’

 The Queen, the King of Bahrain and the Duke of York shared a laugh while watching the endurance phase of the trials.

So glad she can enjoy herself with all of her responsibilities. 

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Always lots of English Royal commemoratives available at 
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Monday, May 6, 2019

New Royal Baby For the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

Prince Harry and Meghan, or the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, welcomed a baby son today May 6th, 2019


The baby weighed 7 lbs 3 oz, and no name has yet been released, which is normal. It may not be until the christening...we will have to wait and see...

 The birth comes just a few days before the couple will celebrate their 1st wedding anniversary on May 19th... 
 Click HERE to read the official Royal palace announcement of the birth...


Sounds like an excuse for a Royal tea party to me!
Cheers! 
from



Sunday, April 28, 2019

Duke And Duchess of Cambridge Wedding Anniversary, Princess Charlotte's Birthday


 April 29, 2011 was the day Catherine Middleton married Prince William. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge... as they were thereafter styled... celebrate their 8th anniversary today, April 29, 2019.


 I loved her wedding dress... definitely an elegant princess...

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We actually even have just a few of the Royal Victorian wedding mugs at Time Was Antiques we sourced from the pottery for the festivities, although almost gone....

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 And the famous Balcony Kiss on a tea towel... only a few left of those also....

May 2nd is Princess Charlotte's 4th birthday... born May 2, 2015.



Withe her big brother Prince George...
 

Last year at age 3...

And I love this photo of Catherine, George and Charlotte on a school visit in Ireland last year...
 

From the archives of Time Was Antiques, the mug we had from Adderley for the occasion of her birth in 2015... now sold out...
 

So definitely a week for Royal fans.

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