Saturday, February 04, 2012

Diamond Jubilee

From tomorrow's bulletin....

A.D. 2012 marks the Diamond Jubilee of our gracious queen, the 60th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II to the thrones of several countries, including Canada. The death of King George VI from cancer on Feb. 6, 1952, instantly transformed a then-25-year-old Princess Elizabeth into the Queen of Canada, though her formal coronation took place more than a year later, in June 1953. Since tomorrow marks the day she became our queen, we will sing the Royal Anthem after the benediction this morning.

As for me, neither monarchist nor republican but Canadian!