Queen Elizabeth Marks 60 Years as Monarch with Diamond Jubilee

Monday, June 04, 2012

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On June 2, 1953, Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey in London. 2012 marks 60 years of her renowned and at times tumultuous reign. She was famous for having traveled to Germany in 1965 and infamous for keeping silent in the days after the death of Princess Diana, her late daughter-in-law. 

The Diamond Jubilee is a series of celebrations throughout England to honor the Queen's 60-year rule. Historian at London University Kate Williams has written several books about the monarchy, including "Young Elizabeth."


Kate Williams

Comments [2]

Kenneth Bennett Lane, Lake Hiawatha, NJ from Richard Wagner Music Drama Institute, Boonton, NJ

WQXR's music for the Diamond Jubilee shows class, BUT THE QUEEN'S OWN 1000 vessels on the Thames ACTUAL celebration WAS FREEZING COLD WITH RAIN to boot. Oh, well, they didn't mind that it rained on their parade. Having lived in London myself [on Regent Street], I can appreciate that it being so common that that weather did not "dampen" their enthusiasm for the ROYAL occasion. I am a Wagnerian heldentenor and the director of the Richard Wagner Music Drama Institute, where professional actors are trained for the Shakespeare roles and big-voiced singers are coached in the Wagner roles and voice production and dramaturgy techniques. My next concert in New York will be on Saturday, June 9th at the YOGA EXPO at the New Yorker Hotel . The title of the concert is 'BRING HIM HOME, with that song from the musical LES MISERABLES, encouraging the return of our armed forces and inspiring hope and love of country with This Land is Your Land, The House I Live In, Climb Every Mountain, You'll Never Walk Alone, When Johnnie Comes Marching Home Again, The Impossible Dream [the Quest], Granada, Wien, Wien, nur du allein, Kumbaya, Billy Bigelow's Soliloquy from Carousel, New York, New Yprk, There's No Business Like Show Business, Music of the Night, Florestan's Gott ! welch Dunkel hier !, Dein ist mein ganzes Herz, Memory from Cats, Empty Chairs at Empty Tables, Federico's Lament from L'Arlesiana, My Way and Earth Anthem.

Jun. 05 2012 01:04 PM

"..understand their reality in the world; comforting, advising and helping, in a sense, on the way down.."

Down where?

Clearly many "progressives" in the US long for the same fate for the United States in the 21st Century and trying to make it come true.

Tragically our decline will not be as handsome and elegant for our nation, the UK or the world.
Who do we pass world power status to?

Jun. 04 2012 10:10 AM

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