Saturday, June 2, 2012

A Diamond Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth II.
On June 2, 1953, I watched the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on television at my grandmother's house next door. (We didn't have a television until the fall of that year).  I had been a fan of the royal family since an article about the "Little Princesses" had appeared in the Ladies Home Journal circa 1950.  I even wrote a term paper about Princess Elizabeth when I was in high school. 

It's hard to believe that she's been on the throne for sixty years.  
Queen Elizabeth II at coronation.
And it's hard to believe it's been sixty years since I watched the coronation with my grandmother on her black and white television. 

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