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.

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...

Queen Victoria Death Of Albert 1861 Memorial Pair Of Brass Dishes Mourning

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.

Always lots of English Royal commemoratives available at 
Time Was Antiques.
For more info on these two items, click on the photos. 

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!

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