It's time for the Diamond Jubilee!
I'm so excited! No, I mean that I'm really, really excited. Probably the excitement level around here is on par, or dare I say even higher, that it was for the Royal Wedding last year.
I meant to plan a party. But most normal people aren't as excited about the Jubilee as they were about the wedding. I'm still going to throw a party, even if Lola and I are the only attendants! More on that next week, I'm sure.
If you need to get yourself in a Jubilee kind of mood, you should consult my I Love All Things British Pinterest board for inspiration.
If you have no idea what the Jubilee is about, here's the scoop: It's celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's 60 years as monarch. The reason why it's a big deal: It's 60 years! Only Queen Victoria has ever celebrated a Diamond Jubilee, so it's a big dang deal! Just FYI: Victoria served 63 years and 216 days, while QEII has served 60 years, 116 days (as of today).
There are loads of events planned and if only I could Bewitch-nose-twitch myself anywhere in the world this next weekend and coming week, it would be to London to enjoy the celebration. On Sunday there is the flotilla down the Thames. You can catch it on BBC America or on CNN (beginning at 10 a.m. CST).
On Tuesday, in the wee hours of the morning, BBC America will be broadcasting the Service of Thanksgiving & Royal Procession in 3 parts, while CNN will show part of it from 8-10 a.m. CST.
ABC has obtained exclusive rights to the Concert for the Queen and will air that on Tuesday evening. I think that Good Morning America will also be in London some next week.
Let's celebrate the Queen!