Tuesday, May 10, 2011

ABC Wednesday

The Quaint and sometimes Querulous letter this week is Q

Q is for Queen

Here are some pictures of our own beloved monarch, Queen Elizabeth the Second.

All, I am afraid, courtesy of the Internet, although Charles and I once were at a garden party at the Lieut. Governor's digs in Victoria where the Queen was Guest of Honour.  But we weren't introduced, and pictures were not allowed.  It is too bad, really, - we would have had a lot to talk about, being of the same generation and it being at a time when we both had rather rowdy teen-agers......

the marriage of Elizabeth and Phillip Mounbatten

her coronation

masquerading as an English Rose

and one of Wordsworth's beautiful daffodils

but this is the picture that makes me smile and evokes a delightful personality. 
as well as being steady-as-she-goes!

Long May She Reign.

For more quizzical Q's wander over to ABC Wednesday here
with thanks to Mrs. Nesbitt and all her helper.


Kate said...

What magnificient hats...not a quirky one among them. All fit for a queen.

Ann Nichols said...

She is an amazing lady! The world is blessed to have her!

Sylvia K said...

An amazing lady indeed! Great post for the Q Day! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

ABC Team

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Great post for Q day! She is a Lady indeed :)

Roger Owen Green said...

I like the thumbs-up of the last picture.
I wrote about queens myself.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Reader Wil said...

Beautiful photos of Queen Elizabeth. Roger has a post about the three ruling queens of Europe, apart from Queen Elizabeth there are Queen Margarethe of Denmark and Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. Last year I did a post about these queens as well.
I wish you a great week!

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

Beautiful post, comments and photos. She is a remarkable woman!

Jane and Chris said...

I do think that she is a very beautiful woman...still.
Jane x

Kay L. Davies said...

Isn't she wonderful? I've only ever seen her once, when she was still a princess and I was very, very young, but I remember the excitement in Canada before and after the Coronation.
Glad to know I'm not the only monarchist in western Canada, Hildred, although I might be the only one in Alberta. LOL
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Berowne said...

Great minds...
I chose "Queen" for my Q word too.

VioletSky said...

I saw her pass by in a car once. She waved to me (and possibly the few hundred other people lining the street, but I am positive we made eye contact!)

Penny said...

She really is an incredible woman, I saw her twice as a beautiful young woman when she came to Oz. Love the last photo.

Gigi Ann said...

I loved her hats, I love hats anyway, but never wear them anymore. Great choice for Q day.

ChrisJ said...

I guess Queen Elizabeth was a popular choice this week. That last photo of her is quite unique I think, though not very flattering.

Kim, USA said...

The last photo is very cool, love it!


Oakland Daily Photo said...

The queen is an interesting and hard working woman. I just wish she wouldn't dress so matchy, matchy. Picky of me, I know, but I think this every time I see a photo of her.

jabblog said...

Beautiful hats - she always stands out.