On September 9th, I attended the Dundas Museum and Archives' pop-up exhibit, "Duty and Destiny," which celebrated the historic occasion of Queen Elizabeth II becoming the longest reigning British monarch.
"A Canadian Tribute to Queen Elizabeth II
A remarkable legacy of royal artefacts"
Left: A George VI Coronation Chair (May 12, 1937)
Right: Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Stool (June 2, 1953)
This bone china cup and saucer were part of the personal service of Queen Victoria
(Minton, circa 1851).
This porcelain cup and saucer were part of the service from "Edward Prince" Ranch, Alberta (circa 1919) which was owned by the Prince of Wales during 1919-1962.
The guests sang "God Save the Queen". Everyone knew the lyrics except for me so I lip synced!
Afterwards, we took a group photo that will be sent to the Queen. Had I known that I would be part of a photo that the Queen may (or may not) see, I would have dressed in fancier attire!
To my disappointment, tea was not served with the delicious cake.
The Canadian 50-cent coins given to the guests as a commemorative keepsake.
I'm joining the following parties this week: