The queen smiles as she marks 70 years of reign with a surprise royal reception at Sandringham


Yvonne Browne, Vice President and President of Sandringham WI, described the Queen as “brilliant” after she joked and laughed with her guests at the Sandringham reception.

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The Queen cutting a cake to kick off the celebrations

The Queen hosted a reception at Sandringham House for members of the local community who came together to mark the monarch’s Platinum Jubilee.

Guests included members of the Sandringham branch of the Women’s Institute, retirees from the Sandringham Estate and representatives of two local charities, West Norfolk Befriending and Little Discoverers.

The queen also met former cookery school student Angela Wood, who helped perfect the famous coronation chicken dish that was served to guests after the queen’s coronation ceremony in 1953.

The event was the largest in-person public engagement the Queen had attended since before her recent health scare.

The Queen, dressed in a blue crepe Angela Kelly Wedgewood with a white brocade gown, beamed with delight throughout the event, clutching a wooden cane and her signature black bag.

The Queen ascended the throne 70 years ago this Sunday
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She was talkative and seemed in her element as she talked to guests.

Yvonne Browne, Vice President and President of Sandringham WI, described the Queen as “brilliant” after she joked and laughed with her guests at the Sandringham reception.

The 95-year-old head of state arrived at the event with a wooden cane that she wisely leaned on as she leaned forward to chat with visitors who were sitting around tables waiting for tea to be served, but stood up. to converse with the Queen.

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One of the first guests she met was Angela Wood, who as a student was commissioned by royal florist and doyenne de cuisine Constance Spry and cordon bleu chef Rosemary Hume to help perfect her Coronation Chicken dish for the Queen’s coronation. in 1953.

Mrs Wood made the Queen laugh when she told the monarch that she spent “days and days altering it for Constance Spry and Rosemary Hume”.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will be celebrated across the country during an extended June bank holiday in honor of a monarch who has left an indelible mark on the life of the nation.

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But February 6, the date of the queen’s accession to the throne, is a poignant time for the queen, as it is the day her father, King George VI, died in 1952.

She is already the nation’s longest-reigning monarch and the world’s longest-serving sovereign.

During the reception, the Queen also met representatives of West Norfolk Befriending, a charity that aims to reduce the social isolation experienced by the elderly by putting them in touch with trained volunteer friends who visit regularly.

And he spoke to members of Little Discoverers, which provides early education to preschoolers with movement difficulties and developmental delays.

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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