No doubt we are all saddened and moved by the death of our Queen. Whether a staunch Royalist or not, one cannot but be moved that the end of an era has now happened. I remember making a flag to wave for the Queen as she swept through Weymouth and Wyke Regis in her black car in 1976. At the time, my friend Gary stood on my foot and as I looked down in disproportionate agony, she passed by. I’ve never quite got over that.
Only last year my 5 year old daughter was invited to knock on the Queen’s front door at Sandringham. Obviously she was disappointed the Queen didn’t answer the door personally and invite her in for afternoon tea; we all were – I wanted to explain why I was looking down when she came to Weymouth, and maybe even dob Gary in – I’m sure she would remember! Anyway, we went into the marvellous house anyway, and what a treat it was.Continue reading “Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022)”