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miércoles, 6 de junio de 2012

The Queen's speech

After this pause on the blog, let's have a look at the celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee.

As you have probably heard on the news, Queen Elizabeth was crowned in 1952 after her father had reigned for a really short period of time. It wasn't the first time a woman would reign but it is the first time that she does for so long. Queen Elizabeth II is the only queen most Britons have met. In spite of being on the spot, she is loved and criticized, worshipped and blamed for some of the faults made in the past, including when she did not know -or maybe did not want- to handle the situation after Princess Diana's death.

Nowadays, her public image has considerably improved and we can see her showing her feelings in public. She seems to be enjoying all these celebrations. She smiles, claps, shakes hands with her people, ... she even jokes (as you have heard before) and definitely she has proved herself to be that loving old Lady English people adore.

If you want to find out more about the celebrations this year, Queen Elizabeth's life and history, and other pieces of information, click on the official website link.

The history of England has been depicted in many good films. Some of the latest ones are these two:

The Queen (2006) where Hellen Mirren performs a magnificient role as Her Royal Majesty on her most difficult days ever after Princess Diana's death.And The King's Speech (2010) where Colin Firth displays all his talent to portray King George VI's effort to overcome his stammering with the help of a speech therapist.Both films are worth seeing!!!

And finally, listen to God Save the Queen, performed by Brian May (Queen) on top of the roof of Buckingham Palace in 2002, Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee.

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