A very special Tea Tuesday today as the Commonwealth celebrates the final day of official Diamond Jubilee Central Weekend events in London. Last night, the Queen enjoyed 60 years of music at the Jubilee Concert. The concert will be broadcast tonight in the US and Canada (check your local listings).
I have been enjoying live coverage all morning via CBC in Canada, although 4:30 am was a bit early to be up for Church: the Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral was broadcast live. The Queen will have enjoyed a lunch of lamb at Westminster Hall with 700 attendees, but most royal watchers were looking forward to the “money shot” of Her Majesty and her family from the Royal Balcony watching the Flypast. Sadly, Prince Philip was not at her side, as he is recovering in hospital from a bladder infection.
My subscribers (please do subscribe) know that I host Tea Tuesday each week, a virtual tea party which was inspired by Christine, a follower who lives in France, who was curious about English tea traditions after watching a few episodes of Downton Abbey. The British may have failed miserably in other culinary areas, but they excel in the tea ritual. Join me every Tuesday as I dish on Downton Abbey, the Royal Family, UK tourism and other topical tea issues one might discuss at tea, served up with a tea treat recipe. Today it’s all about the Queen.