Diamond Jubilee Tea

We invited the Royal Family of Across the Way to our palace for a tea party to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.  We had lots of fun as we drank our tea with pinkies up, ate delicious scones and biscuits and learned a little about the Queen. The girls put on their finest dresses and Hank pulled out his best Star Wars shirt and Easter tie.  He even put on socks and shoes for the formal event. 
     In case you didn't have time to read up and wondered what all the hoopla was about, here is what we learned.  According to the official website of the British Monarchy, "Jesus presents himself as the One who brings the old Jubilee to completion because he has come to 'preach the year of the Lord's favor' (Isaiah 61: 1-2)."  Jubilee celebrations began in 1300 AD as years of forgiveness of sins and are celebrated every 25 years.  The Royal Jubilees are to celebrate significant periods of reigns such as 25, 50, and 60 years.  Only a handful of Kings reigned for 50 years and celebrated the Golden Jubilee.  One other monarch has made it to the Diamond Jubilee and that was Queen Victoria in 1897.  Queen Elizabeth will have to reign for about 3 more years to succeed her great-great grandmother as the longest reigning monarch in Britain's history.  Long live the Queen!

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