Sunday, June 3, 2012

Diamond Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating 60 years on the throne of the England which means that she has reigned longer than any British monarch other than Queen Victoria, who featured prominently in India's last adventure.  You may recall that India was not impressed by "Vicky."  I have a feeling that India would be an admirer of the present queen, whose grandmotherly appearance belies her indomitable personality.  In 1981, a young man fired several blanks during the trooping of the color.  Watch how calmly the queen handles this interruption to the ceremony.

The queen is a dab hand with a shotgun, and she looks very comfortable with this L85A2, the current British service rifle.

India would approve.

No comments:

Post a Comment