Thursday, 20 June 2013

Old Buckenham hears about royalty

Social and Wine Circle
Patrick Thompson was with the Old Buckenham Social and Wine Circle on Thursday 13 June to give the sixth of his talks about the royal family. This year's talk was entitled "The Royal Year". Patrick explained that the royal year is full of all sorts of traditional events and he highlighted some of these.
There were rehearsals for the Trooping of the Colour that commenced in March, the many garden parties with 10,000 people at each one, the Order of the Garter ceremony is at Windsor in June, November usually sees visits overseas to warmer climates and December sees the ‘Glastonbury Cut’ when children cut pieces from the famous thorn tree and send these to the Queen who keeps them with her, wherever she may go, in a vase until twelfth night in January. As always, the amount of work that the Queen still does at the age of 87 continues to astound everyone and Patrick's talk was as interesting and fact-filled as in previous years.

July's meeting will be by kind invitation of Barbara and John Frost at an al fresco get-together in their garden on Thursday 11 July.

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