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.
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!