Eine Kleine Nichtmusik

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Saturday, December 22, 2007

A.D. Fid. Def.

At around 17.00 on Thursday, Elizabeth I and II (*) overtook her great-grandmother Victoria to become the oldest monarch every to sit on a British throne. Still a few years to go before she's reigned as long as Vicky though (who was impossibly young when she succeeded).

A lovely story (maybe apocryphal but probably not) is that her mother (also Queen Elizabeth) was on the royal yacht Britannia when cocktail hour came around. She rang down to the stewards and said "I don't know what you old queens are doing, but this old queen would like a gin and tonic".

* As they say in Scotland.


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