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Monday, May 21, 2012

Queen Diva remembers Queen Victoria

Queen Diva - Gives the Commands!
Hello MY Darling!

Today, we wish to honour another Queen.
Queen Victoria.

My staff are busy preparing for the "Afternoon Tea" and festivities that will ensue tonight. Of course all I have to do is 'give orders'! LOL.  Then all I have to do is relax and do what comes naturally!
All a question of 'optics' you know MY darlings. 
I've done my research and found out some history I'd like to share with you on your "Official" holiday of today.

History:
The birthday of Queen Victoria was a day for celebration in Canada long before  Confederation,  with the first legislation regarding the event being in 1845 passed by the Parliament of the Province of Canada to officially recognize May 24 as the Queen's birthday.It was noted that on that date in 1854, the 35th birthday of  Queen Victoria, some 5,000 residents of   Canada West gathered in front of  Government House (near present day King and Simcoe Streets in Toronto) to "give cheers to their queen."
  On May 24, 1866, the town of Omemee , also in Canada West, mounted a day-long fĂȘte to mark the occasion, including a gun salute at midnight, pre-dawn serenades, picnics, athletic competitions, a display of illuminations, and a torch-light procession.
First Government House in Toronto


Following the death of Queen Victoria in 1901, May 24 was by imperial decree made Empire Day throughout the British Empire, while, in Canada, it became officially known as Victoria Day, a date to remember the late queen, who was deemed the "Mother of Confederation"




Sr. Sammy - Knight
I have for the degrees the day to be an official holiday in MY kingdom.   Sr. Sammy has taken his valiant group of knights with him to ensure the message reaches the villages beyond MY realm. I have ordered him to do a little recruiting too before he returns for "Afternoon Tea"  

Downton Abbey Guests
If you missed my last soiree here is the link: http://divapaws4advice.blogspot.ca/2012/05/mothers-day-british-tea-at-court.html

Afternoon Tea


Well, MY Darlings, I must be off to check on MY staff...do have a 'Jolly Good Time' on this very special holiday.   We are having 'tea' at 4:00 p.m do drop in won't you...........come back soon..................



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