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Remembrance Sunday 2020, London Cenotaph Ceremony Videos, With My Queen Resplendent Her Now Usual 5 Red Poppies — Looking Very Alert.

by Anura Guruge


For the 4th time, The Queen, now 94, again watched from a balcony and let her male progeny lay the wreaths. She looks very alert & you can see her following all that is taking place below her. She knows this ceremony better than anyone there! She has taken part in it for 69-years. Yes, 69-years. That is longer than I have been alive (albrit, just).

Remembrance Day is on 11/11/2020. 3-days from now.




For those unfamiliar with this holiday & tradition
please refer to my EARLIER post.
Thank YOU.


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by Anura Guruge

Remembrance Sunday 2019, London Cenotaph Ceremony Videos, With My Queen Resplendent With 5 Poppies — Brushing Away A Tear.

by Anura Guruge


All images courtesy and with thanks from my favorite newspaper,
the incomparable U.K. “Daily Mail

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For the 3rd time, The Queen, now 93, watched from a balcony and let two generations of her male progeny lay the wreaths. This year, with time, alas, ticking away, she was more emotional than her usual calm, composed, regal self. She brushed away some tears. That was poignant. That she no longer lays the wreath herself is perfectly fine. We all understand and appreciate. She has done her duty — plenty.

This was her 68th Remembrance Sunday. Wow. See b&w image below when she attended with her dad, before she was queen.





For those unfamiliar with this holiday & tradition
please refer to my EARLIER post.
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by Anura Guruge

93-Year Old Queen, Elizabeth II, Teases American Tourists That Do Not Recognize Her (At Balmoral).

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access U.K. ‘Daily Mail’ original.


From the above U.K. ‘Daily Mail’ article.


Yes, I will grant you that the Queen, when dressed like a rich commoner doesn’t exactly look like the Queen we see (and love) in the media.

But, this was at Balmoral Castle (the Queen’s holiday retreat) and she was KNOWN to be there — and here was an old lady being escorted by a burly, considerably younger man. That should have been a big clue.

The Queen does have a LOVELY sense of humor. WOW. 93-years old.

You have to read the story.

She was being truthful in that she personally had not met the Queen. That is true. She had also, truthfully, admitted that she owns a house close by — though Balmoral Castle is a far cry from a house.

She is quite the Lady. I worry about her … often. What will we do WITHOUT her and she is 93.


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by Anura Guruge


If MY Queen, Elizabeth II, Really Did Say This, I Am So Happy & Proud.

by Anura Guruge


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I can definitely see the Queen saying that. She is all CLASS and propriety. I also know that she is stoutly loyal and protective of her staff.

What kind of seems incongruous is that of the then 92-year old Queen quietly breezing into the kitchen. Yes, possible but I doubt that it is something she does routinely. Maybe she was checking up on Meghan.

I was not always a monarchists. It took me time to warm up this Queen and once I did there was no stopping I. I have come to realize and appreciate what a TREASURE she is and how lucky we are. My fondness and respect for MY Queen does not extend to all members of the Royal family. I still have a decent and long memory. Some of them were, and possibly still are, twerps. I can see Prince Philip being brusque with the staff. But, luckily, he is not our king.

Anywho, this made my day — if it is true. Wanted to share it with you.


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by Anura Guruge


A Very Happy 93rd Birthday To MY Queen, Elizabeth II — April 21, 2019 (Easter Sunday).

by Anura Guruge




Just a FEW days ago.


Today, April 21, is her ACTUAL birthday. She was born April 21, 1926.

That it is also Easter makes it doubly special.

She looks so great. Never tell she is 93.

Happy Birthday, Dear Queen. You are ONE of a KIND. We are SO LUCKY to have you. Proud as hell too.

Shame about the shameful news from Sri Lanka. Would have made her sad. She truly loves Sri Lanka. I know that.


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MY Queen, Elizabeth II, Nearly 93, Looks STUNNING & Resplendent In Yellow, On Maundy Thursday, In Windsor.

by Anura Guruge


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On what was a gloomy day, both in terms of weather and news (yes, the flaccid Mueller report), this picture MADE MY DAY.

Aren’t we so lucky to have this Queen (and I will confess, with some embarrassment, that I was never a Royalist in my youth). And the U.S. has Trump. Smile.

The word that immediately came to mind was ‘resplendent’. I see that ‘radiant’ is what the media has opted. Either way she just looks GREAT.

Well, it is Maundy Thursday. This was at St. George’s Chapel, in Windsor — which I have visited a number of time.

Just wanted to share this with YOU, hoping that it might brighten up your day too. Enjoy.


Related posts:
>> 2016:
Queen’s Christmas Speech.
>> 2015:
Queen’s Christmas Speech.
>> 2014:
Queen’s Christmas Speech.
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2013: Queen’s Christmas Speech.


by Anura Guruge


Remembrance Sunday 2018, London Cenotaph Ceremony Video, With The Queen Resplendent With 5 Poppies.

by Anura Guruge


From the U.K. “Daily Mail” — my main newspaper.


For the 2nd time, The Queen, now 92, watched from a balcony and let two generations of her male progeny lay the wreaths. That is cool. She has done her duty — plenty.

This was her 67th Remembrance Sunday. Wow.



For those unfamiliar with this holiday & tradition please refer to my EARLIER post.
Thank YOU.


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by Anura Guruge

Remembrance Sunday 2017, London Cenotaph Ceremony Video With The Queen, Prince Philip & Prince Charles.

by Anura Guruge



This year, as had been announced by Buckingham Palace a month ago, Prince Charles, rather than the Queen, laid the first wreath (i.e., the Head of State’s wreath) at the Cenotaph.

The Queen (91) & Prince Philip (91), suitably decked in red poppies, watched from the balcony of the Foreign Office.

Contrary to what you may read or hear (including in the description of the above video) this is NOT the first time that the Queen has not laid the ceremonial wreath. It was the 7th time. TWICE (1959 & 1963) were when she was pregnant and the other four were when she was out of the country on state visits abroad. In 1983, Prince Charles performed the same role as he did today, while the Queen was on an official visit to Kenya.


Also check the BBC for another video
plus some gorgeous pictures.

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For those unfamiliar with this holiday & tradition please refer to my EARLIER post.
Thank YOU.


>>>> Search ‘Remembrance Sunday’ for many other posts from prior years.


by Anura Guruge

I Ask President Obama To Consider Wearing A Poppy: Poppy Day, November 11, 2012.


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


Prior posts:
>> Poppy Day, November 11, British Remembrance Day: A Beautiful Tradition — Nov. 10, 2012.
>> Poppy Day, 2012: President Obama In Arlington Without One — Nov. 11, 2012.


Anura Guruge requesting President Obama to wear Poppy on Poppy Day

I submitted this to the President via the White House Website. It was submitted around 2:58 pm (Eastern) on November 11, 2012. Click to ENLARGE.

Poppy Day, November 11, 2012: President Obama In Arlington Without One; British Leaders At The Cenotaph With.


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


Prior post:
>> Poppy Day, November 11, British Remembrance Day: A Beautiful Tradition — Nov. 10, 2012.


Poppy Day 2012 Obama Cameron on Veterans Day

David Cameron, British Prime Minister proudly sporting a poppy and newly re-elected Barack Obama without one on Remembrance/Veterans Day 2012. We have to change this. The poppy on November 11 is such a powerful, evocative symbol. Help ME! Click to ENLARGE.

For full video of the British Cenotaph 2012 remembrance from the UK ‘The Telegraph‘ (replete with Poppy on the banner) click here.

For full video of 2-term President Barack Obama at Arlington on November 11, 2012, from the ‘Huffington Postclick here.

The Queen, Poppy Day 2012 showing how it is carried off with pomp.

91-year old Prince Phillip, a navy veteran.