This Side of the Pond

Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman


June 9, 2022

Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee finally arrived last weekend and, as one commentator pointed out, my home country currently consists of 90% bunting. It’s the first time a British monarch has reached the impressive tenure of 70 years on the throne, so I’d guess there are probably more Union Jacks than people within our borders at this moment.

For most people, I suspect, the jubilation has a lot to do with the extra four-day weekend (as well, of course, as there being many more excuses to eat cake than at most times of the year). Still, the majority of us still enjoy a bit of pomp...

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