Written by John Walters
This year, on February 6th was the day that Her Majesty The Queen celebrated her commitment to the Throne, and she is the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee which marks 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth.
And to mark this historical, and momentous occasion, we here in the United Kingdom will have celebrated over a 4 day period of festivities, parties, gatherings, concerts and many other events over a 4 day weekend starting on Thursday 2nd June – Jubilee Weekend!
And on the Thursday, our founder John travelled in to London to witness the Trooping of the Colour as a guest of the Royal British legion.
Over 1400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians came together in a great display of military precision, horsemanship and fanfare to mark not only The Queen’s official birthday, but also her 70 years on the Throne.
The streets were lined with crowds waving flags as the parade moved from Buckingham Palace and down The Mall to Horse Guard’s Parade, alongside Members of the Royal Family on horseback and in carriages. The display closed with an RAF fly-past, watched by Members of the Royal Family from Buckingham Palace balcony.
“It was an incredible occasion to witness and experience, a real piece of history which will never be witnessed again by anyone alive today, I am so honoured and grateful to have been here and see first hand, it’s something I will never forget”
The weekend celebrations carried on with John camping with friends and loved ones. A time spent in nature walking, exploring, playing games, cooking on the BBQ, and of course enjoying a few drinks and raising a glass (or three lol) to Her Majesty.
We’re sure that you will all agree that the 4 day weekend was well received, much appreciated, and thoroughly enjoyed no matter what you were doing. Whether you celebrated the Jubilee or not, having a 3 day week followed by a 4 day weekend was pretty special wasn’t it, and we do hope that you all managed to find some time for reflection, recuperation, and rest. What ever you were doing or did, we just hope you managed to enjoy it.