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25th May 2012
Queen Elizabeth the second was born on the 21st April 1926, the elder daughter of King George V1 and Queen Elizabeth, and came to the throne, age 25, on 6th February 1952.
Queen Elizabeth the second was born on the 21st April 1926, the elder daughter of King George V1 and Queen Elizabeth, and came to the throne, age 25, on 6th February 1952 when her father died. Her Coronation took place on 2nd June 1953 and for most Britons the Queen has been part of their lives and heritage since they were born.
Her Majesty The Queen will celebrate sixty years on the throne with an unprecedented programme of special events and a long Jubilee Holiday weekend of events and celebrations on the 2nd - 5th June.
The longest reigning British monarch was the Queen's great great grandmother Queen Victoria who reigned for 63 years and 216 days from 1837-1901. Queen Elizabeth II is currently the 2nd longest reigning monarch in over 1,200 years of English History. To better Queen Victoria's record and become the longest reigning monarch she will have to reign until 10th Sept 2015 when she will be 89 years old.
The quintessentially British institution of ‘Afternoon Tea’ is a must as it represents the very heart of being British and our tradition whilst being fashionable and great fun. We Brits are famed throughout the world for our love of tea and Afternoon Tea which is enjoyed by people of all ages, from the UK and overseas, who relish the experience of being with family and friends whilst eating delicious sandwiches, home made scones and wonderful pastries accompanied with the very highest quality teas brewed and served to perfection. A glass of champagne is often enjoyed and it is no surprise that a British Afternoon Tea is a memorable and stylish experience.
Many Tea Guild member venues are celebrating by offering their guests a special Jubilee Afternoon Tea including, to name just a few;
Brown’s Hotel; Claridge’s; Corinthia Hotel London; Four Seasons Park Lane; Grosvenor House; Hyatt Regency - The Churchill; Royal Horseguards Hotel; Rubens at the Palace; The Athenaeum; The Dorchester; The InterContinental; The Langham; The Landmark; The Milestone; The Park Lane Hotel; The Ritz; The Royal Garden Hotel; The Savoy and The Waldorf Hilton
Great Fosters, Egham, Surrey; Pennyhill Park Hotel, Bagshot Surrey; The Black Swan, Helmsley, Yorkshire; Swinton Park, Yorkshire; St Tudno Hotel; Llandudno; Angel Hotel; Abergavenny and Manor House Hotel, Castle Combe, Wiltshire.
Orange Pekoe, Barnes, London; Betty’s York; Betty’s Harrogate and Peacocks, Ely.
To enjoy Afternoon Tea at a Tea Guild member venue where you live visit The Tea Guild.
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Featured Member: Whittard of Chelsea Plc
Our story began in 1886 when Walter Whittard opened his tea and coff ee store on London’s Fleet Street. His philosophy was always to Buy The Best, sourcing the highest quality teas and coffees, then blending them to his customers’ specifications. Over 125 years later, we remain true to Walter’s founding philosophy.... Read more