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[VIDEO] Queen Elizabeth II Rocks The House; Celebrates Sapphire Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth II, the world’s longest-reigning living monarch, celebrates her Sapphire Jubilee.

Queen Elizabeth II, the world’s longest-reigning living monarch, has celebrated her Sapphire Jubilee as Britain commemorates 65 years since she ascended the throne. 237 more words

Mediasphere

Fort Henry, Ronald Reagan, Death of George VI, and National Lame Ducks

There’s a bit of research that goes into these blogs; some weeks more than others.  This week I could have talked about a lot of things maybe more important (to you) than others, like the Franco-American Alliance signed 6 February 1778, the Dalton Gang trying their first (unsucessful) train robbery in 1891, the arrival in New York of someone calling herself Anastasia Romanov in 1928 (whoever she was, she wasn’t the youngest daughter of Nicholas and Alexandra), or the ascension of Elizabeth II to the English throne in 1952. 1,089 more words

History

The Sapphire Jubilee: 65 Years Ago Today, Elizabeth II Ascended the Throne

Today marks the Blue Sapphire Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, commemorating her 65 years on the throne. Of course, there has never been a Sapphire Jubilee before, with the Queen surpassing the record of 63 years held by her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, in September 2015. 1,107 more words

The House Of Windsor

Special - Queen Elizabeth II reaches 'Sapphire Jubilee'...

The Queen today reaches 65 years on the throne – an unprecedented ‘Sapphire Jubilee’ for a British monarch. While there will be gun salutes in Green Park and at the Tower of London, the Queen herself will reportedly spend the day indoors at Sandringham thinking about her late father, King George VI, who died on this day in 1952.

Twentieth Century

It's Difficult to Beat Missy of Edinburgh's Princess Game

I referenced an anecdote from Sarah Bradford’s biography of George VI yesterday and I’m sharing another today. Needless to say I recommend the book, which kept me occupied for the entirety of an eight-hour flight back in December.  377 more words

The House Of Windsor

England's Most Awkward Dinner Party

On July 9, 1936 King Edward VIII hosted his second official dinner at his residence, Fort Belvedere. In attendance were his brother and sister-in-law, the Duke and Duchess of York, Winston Churchill, and his long-time “companion,” Mrs. 835 more words

The House Of Windsor

That Time Edward VIII Watched the Proclamation of His Kingship...With Wallis Simpson

On January 21, 1936, this happened. Now, I only recently found this out, having given it literally no amount of thought, but monarchs don’t watch the formal proclamation of their accession. 1,014 more words

The House Of Windsor