09 September 2015

Three Cheers for Her Majesty, the Queen!

Hip hip
HOORAY!

Hip hip
HOORAY!

Hip hip
HOORAY!


   As of today, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has surpassed her great-great-grandmother Victoria I (God Bless Her!) as the longest reigning monarch in British history. Her Majesty's reign began in 1952, with the death of her father, King George VI. She has been Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for 23,226 days.

Her Majesty at work.

Probably my favorite photo of Her Majesty.

   Naturally, some one has to ruin the party. That someone is this fellow (and his pals).

Graham Smith

  Smug looking grumble grumble... Mr. Smith and his compatriots would like to do away with the monarchy. He's taken this occasion to call for an end to the hereditary succession. Could you not give it a rest for the day? Good taste doesn't allow me to describe my thoughts. It may seem strange that an American such as myself would think that's a terrible idea, but I'm also a historian, with a reverence for traditions. Heck, I'm an Aggie - and we are chock full of tradition.

  Anyway, enough about that guy. Congratulations to Her Majesty, and best wishes for her continued good health and long reign.

1 comment:

Robert Hingley said...

And also Queen of her northern realm, the eldest dominion, "Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith." Long may she reign.