Happy Birthday Dear Lizzie, Happy 90th Birthday to you!
I’ve enjoyed the photos and historical snippets shared today in honor of The Queen. An incredible life. HRH Elizabeth II is now the longest-reigning British monarch, passing her great-great grandmother more than six months ago.
Quite surprised, I found I do have a mini-Queen collection.
Souvenir candy tin from her coronation in 1953
Alas, no candy humbugs remain.
The 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony in London gave us a peek of the Queen. Regal, reigning, and spunky? James Bond, corgis, tour via helicopter. Yes, spunky.
Parachuting is nontraditional, but she gets around in other ways too. She has visited +/- 120 of the worlds countries.
This trip was yet a different method–via stamp. Australia to Seattle, with a little post-marked shark nibbling near her ear.
Amazingly, her image has been produced on thirty-three different currencies.
Ceylon Rupee from 1952
Australian Five Dollar Note,
PS. The variety of items embedded in each Australian note are impressive.
Some key support systems have been in place for decades. Her dad brought home a Corgi in 1933
and she still has corgis and dorgis today
All of the best to you in your 90th year.