Long To Reign Over Us

Jubilee family party

While in China today we mark a rather sombre anniversary of which we must not speak, back in Britain, the whole country is celebrating a rather more happy occasion. Can you believe it’s 60 years since her majesty became queen. How time flies – I remember coronation day back in 1953 like it was just yesterday! All over the country (and indeed, all over the world), people are celebrating with jubilee parties. I kind of wish I was able to be there too rather than being stuck her in Shanghai, but it’s only a few weeks now till the London Olympics and I will be there for that, so I shouldn’t be too depressed.

Tate with Will and Kate

My nephew Tate seems to be enjoying himself after a surprise visit by Prince William and Kate. I say surprise, but now my father is an MBE I suppose we’re like one of the family!

Congratulations your majesty. Here’s to another 60 years!

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7 Responses to Long To Reign Over Us

  1. Joyce Lau says:

    Love the big, happy overseas Chinese family photo.
    Jealous you’re going to the Olympics. Have fun!

  2. WoAi says:

    @Joyce – Thanks. And yes it’s one of the things I love about England, how the immigrants fully embrace the British culture without necessarily giving up their own culture.

  3. anthony says:

    how long before – Sir Wo Ai ? – lol

  4. WoAi says:

    @Anthony – You mean for my selfless devotion to my blog readers? I would think it can’t be long now!

  5. Kim C says:

    How old were you in 1953? You don’t look a day over 40. Love the family photo, very patriotic. Of course, I am sure it is like that at your parents house every Sunday since the New Years Honours List ;-)

    The pic of Tate, sounded like a new reality tv show Will & Kate plus Tate!

  6. WoAi says:

    @Kim C – Thanks, yes, Will and Kate plus Tate does have a certain ring to it, a bit like Will and Grace. I’m 64 so I was 5 in 1953 :-p

  7. anthony says:

    lol@Woai- now we’re waiting for you to sell
    “Wo Ai’s anti-aging vodka’ on this website – lol

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