In the trunks which my grandfather left behind, I found THE CORONATIONN OF THEIR MAJESTIES KING GEORGE VI & QUEEN ELIZABETH – OFFICIAL SOUVENIR PROGRAMME. It hasn’t seen the light of day in 50 years, but it has yellowed into a rich historic family document. This April is the month of a Royal Wedding, and the focus is on the Royal House of Windsor. The Queen will be all-smiles, and the Duke of Edinburgh will be covered in military medals–very happy grandparents. The Prince of Wales will stand proud and pleased by the choices his older son has made. The Prince and his two sons have had a long journey since the death of the Prince of Wales. But, they have done a great job together.
In that spirit, I decided I would post my grandfather’s souvenir program for the Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, Prince William’s great grandfather. The sense of continuity is one of the major contributions of the Royal Family to British public life.
I knew my readers would enjoy seeing a few of the pages from the brochure. The Coronation Poem by the Poet Laureate is very appropriate to review at this time, a National Celebration.
Thomas Moore email: TMooreSr@me.com Telephone: 801.791.9918