Merry Christmas

God Bless Ye Ma’am!

It’s on days like to today that I feel proud to be British. The Queen marked the coming of the end of the Royal Jubilee weekend with a ceremony full of pomp and traditions steeped in history.

Following on from the spectacle of the Thames Pageant on Sunday and last night’s Jubilee Concert, millions turned out in London and across the country (and the Commonwealth) to get a glimpse of her Majesty and her family as they travelled from Westminster to Buckingham Palace down the Union Jack-lined Mall. After they entered the Palace the crowds were set free to fill the Mall resulting in an amazing sight of a sea of people all cheering and waving their red, white and blues.

This Diamond Jubilee is only the second in British history, with the Queen now joining Queen Victoria in the Diamond ranks. What a wonderful way to celebrate such a remarkable person and a woman who has literally given her life to her country. God Bless ye Ma’am! You are, and always will be, a National treasure! Hip Hip Hooray!

Rule Brittania

Click picture for BBC News pre-wedding article.

Happy Royal Wedding Day.

William and Kate 29th April 2011

An abundance of footage, photos, news coverage and media to follow…

As promised! What a momentous day of pomp and ceremony as William and Kate became the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. After watching the footage, I feel very proud to be British on a day that went off without a hitch and had some very nice touches of flair and elegance that showed that these two, despite the titles and privilege, are just the same as us commoners. The beaming smile on Catherine’s face and the uncanny (Princess Diana) modest, humbling look on William’s showed they are just like you and me.

The whole day was wonderful but the highlights for me have to be the initial reaction of the crowd as the couple left Westminster Abbey, the emergence onto the balcony at Buckingham Palace with a couple of kisses, the thunderous fly by of WW2 bombers and the drive-by in the Aston Martin as the couple left Buckingham Palace complete with tailing balloons and William’s helicopter buddies giving a fly over from above. Great to see the country united and celebrating a wonderful day for Britain.

It should've been me!!

Prince Bond in his father's Aston Martin

A country united!

United Kingdom

Posh with a liquorice all sort on her head and Beck's distracted by something shiny!

The Queen joking about the wardrobe clash with the Bishop of London.

Best Royal Family In The World. Proud to be British!

Full story at BBC News

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