Per Scriptum E. Wesley - Mackinac Center Intern
February sixth marked the sixtieth year anniversary of the death of King George VI and the inauguration of Queen Elizabeth II's first year, by God's grace, on the throne of England, Scotland and Ireland. Her reign has only been superseded in length by that of Queen Victoria. Like Victoria, Elizabeth has proved over sixty years that the pageantry of monarchy over a free people and the representative demands of government maintained by constitutional law may blend seamlessly. Now, in the sixtieth year of her reign, the queen intends to return to the Baroque pomp of the boating celebrations of the 17th century for a formal anniversary of her coronation in June. In the meantime, the queen's February celebrations have been reflective, if not as triumphant as the June celebrations will be. Below are some videos covering the events:
The report on Jubilee Eve
The recommitment of the Queen to her vow
A quiet church service and friendly reception
Giving of Thanks
The Jubilee Tree takes its place among the Great Trees of memory. Long may it grow and green may its leaves remain, unwithed by frost or the shifting happenings of man!
In anticipation for the formal reception of the Queen in June, the Royal boat is revealed.
The Coronation of Her Majesty, by God's grace, Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain
God save the Queen