In 1947 when I attended Brush Valley school our teacher, B.M. Hladyboroda, instructed us to sing “God Save the King” for the reigning King George VI. When he died in 1952 Queen Elizabeth II was crowned; we then sang “God Save Our Gracious Queen.” When Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8, 2022, Charles III will be crowned as the new sovereign, and we will once again sing “God Save our King.”
I had the privilege of receiving a letter from Queen Elizabeth II’s Lady-in-Waiting shortly after Charles and Diana’s wedding on July 29, 1981. The reason for this was because when I resided in Uranium City, Saskatchewan, along with Herbie Hinton, I sent the royal couple a congratulatory letter on their wedding and informed them of Herbie and my birthdays on July 29th.
Millions of people around the world called their nuptials “Wedding of the Century” for its extravagance. It broke new records and set global fashion trends – while also breaking with tradition in refreshing ways.
“Long live King Charles III”
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