Sunday, June 03, 2012

The Diamond Jubilee

The U.K. and the commonwealth countries are celebrating Queen Elizabeth's 60th year on the throne this year. There is an enormous amount on the web on her Diamond Jubilee. The Thames river pageant was held today and was streamed live this morning. Alas, we had early Mass today so I missed it all. But there is a fair bit of video coverage up already. The BBC has a report with highlights up here. They don't permit embedding so you'll have to follow the link. Tea at Trianon has a post here.

And then there's this from Damian Thompson on Elizabeth the Christian queen.

There's a great little two-part polka for the pipes called "Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee" which I had hoped to post here but it seems nobody has ever recorded it on line. The internet, it would appear, is not yet complete. It would've made a good piping-for-the-weekend post.