Sunday, 2 June 2013

One Feels Like Chicken Tonight...

Poor old royals, they must be feeling really ignored poor dears. William wed Kate in a modest little ceremony, barely attended; the Queen's diamond jubilee slipped by with nary a party popper and would it have killed us to let them join in a little with all that Olympics hoop-la?

I do hope that there is something done to mark our Queen's coronation which was 60 years ago today. We shall be eating coronation chicken sandwiches whilst enacting pivotal fight scenes from coronation street but we are very loyal subjects so don't put pressure on yourselves.

These photos of the event, taken by Margaret Tait, were found in the box of her papers currently being catalogued:

As you can see, Tait has noted that the coronation happened on the same day that Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay conquered Mount Everest. This is not strictly true; the summit was reached on the 29th of May 1953 but the news only reached London on the morning of the coronation.

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