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Happy Birthday Your Royal Highness

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

1953 Queen Elizabeth Tin

Tin detail

Alas, no candy humbugs remain.

Candies and Humbugs

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.Australian Stamp

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

1952 Rupee

 Australian Five Dollar Note,

Australian Five Dollar bill (2)

PS. The variety of items embedded in each Australian note are impressive.

The recent Annie Leibovitz family photos are warm moments shared.  (Mia & the handbag!)

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 todayQueen and her corgis  Getty Images 2013

All of the best to you in your 90th year.

2 Thoughts on “Happy Birthday Your Royal Highness

  1. Nice :) Do you remember when the Queen came to UW during college? I hear her speak at Hec-Ed!

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