She may be spending her time in a Covid-secure bubble, but the Queen was always able to bring along a special friend when she sat down to see the Royal Jubilee well-wishers’ cards – her beloved dorgi, Candy.
This Sunday, February 6, Queen Elizabeth II will mark the 70th anniversary of her ascension to the throne following the death of her father, King George VI, and the monarch recently spent time at Windsor Castle to view an exhibition of cards made from the hand and works of art celebrating it. impressive reign.
But while the display featuring items from the Royal Archives was being held just for Her Majesty, she was more than happy to let her pet join in on the fun. “And where are you from? she smiled as the pooch waddled around the castle’s oak room. “I know what you want,” she laughed, before calling the corgi-dachshund mix to give it a playful smack.
In front of the royal was a selection of cards, some for this anniversary and others for her 2002 Golden Jubilee, including one made by a young child from bottle caps with the caption ‘Ma’am You’re The Tops”.
“It’s fine, simple but ingenious,” the Queen told Dr Stella Panayotova, librarian and assistant curator of the Royal Archives who curated the items.
She also giggled when she saw a colorful letter from a nine-year-old boy called Chris, titled ‘A recipe for a perfect queen’, which listed ingredients such as ‘500ml of royal blood’ and ‘a touch of jewellery. and chic dresses”. “It’s quite amusing, isn’t it,” she remarked.
The Queen, who has been in Norfolk since January, has also seen older pieces come out of the royal collection, including a fan presented to Queen Victoria on her Golden Jubilee in 1887, which had been signed by family members and close friends. Opening and closing the antique object, she noticed: “Amazing, isn’t it? And it always closes!”
While her royal milestone will be officially celebrated over four days of celebrations in June, Sunday’s birthday will also be a poignant moment for the monarch as her father passed away on the same day. In a moving tribute to King George VI, she can be seen in photographs of the opening wearing two Boucheron aquamarine and diamond brooches given to her by her “dad” on the occasion of her 18th birthday in 1944.
Buckingham Palace has confirmed that the Queen will spend Sunday quietly and privately reflecting on the special time at the Sandringham Estate’s Wood Farm, the property where Prince Philip has enjoyed much of his retirement. February 6 will be the monarch’s first day of membership since the late Duke of Edinburgh passed away last April.
Throughout her seven-decade reign, the Queen owned more than 30 corgis. She now has three dogs living with her – Candy, believed to be around 13, corgi Muick, plus a pup who replaced Fergus the dorgi pup, who died last May.
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