Tag: Queen Elizabeth II

Lying in State – Witnesses of an historical moment photo by Michael
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Lying in State – Witnesses of an historical moment

I remember back in April 2002 I was very impressed by the queues for Elizabeth The Queen Mother, mother of Queen Elizabeth II. I decided I would travel to the UK if it would happen again and pay my respect in person. However when it finally happened, I was far too occupied with long planned […]

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The Queen is dead, long live the Queen!
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The Queen is dead, long live the Queen!

It have been some strange days. From Thursday to Friday I was in Copenhagen, Denmark, for the 50th anniversary on the throne of Queen Margrethe II. I had just gone through security at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam when checking my phone, I discovered messages about Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain […]

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Highlights of the Platinum Jubilee
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Highlights of the Platinum Jubilee

My highlights 1. The Queen of course! Such a treat to actually see the Queen in public. At 96 she missed a few events, but still she was there for the balcony appearances after Trooping the Colour and the Pageant, as well as the lighting of the Platinum Jubilee Beacon. She clearly wanted to make […]

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A guide to the Platinum Jubilee celebrations Photo & Copyright: Joe Little/Majesty
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A guide to the Platinum Jubilee celebrations

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom will be celebrated from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June 2022. There is a lot going on in London these days and several things haven’t even be announced yet. I have many friends and acquaintances who have travelled to London. Although it is […]

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The Queen’s jubilee watch by Swatch
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The Queen’s jubilee watch by Swatch

Without doubt the “How Majestic” Jubilee watch by Swatch is one of the most popular souvenirs on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the accession to the throne of Queen Elizabeth II at the moment. I already know several people who bought it. The watch was available online and in Swatch stores already from […]

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This is the Platinum Pudding 2022 Copyright: BBC
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

This is the Platinum Pudding 2022

Remember the platinum pudding competition launched by the department store Fortnum & Mason and The Big Jubilee Lunch to celebrate the 70th Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom a few months ago? Amazingly there were more than 5,000 entries by people in the age of 8 to 108, and I can imagine […]

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Barbie Queen Copyright: Mattel
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Barbie Queen

Like many girls, I used to love to play with dolls. As the Barbie dolls were somewhat expensive, my sister and I usually got cheaper, similar dolls like the rival doll Sindy. Of course we longed for a real Barbie! If I had the space at home, the newest Barbie might well soon have entered […]

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The platinum pudding competition
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The platinum pudding competition

On 10 January the platinum pudding competition was launched by the department store Fortnum & Mason and The Big Jubilee Lunch. Open to all UK residents aged 8 and over (not connected with the competition, no qualified professionals), they were looking for a dessert dedicated to Queen Elizabeth II, who on 6 February will be […]

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