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Diamond Jubilee: Stanhope cafe become Queen Elizabeth shrine

by | 25th, May 2012

THE Diamond Jubilee looms like a fly over a jam bun. The Royal Family are piggy-backing on the Olympic Games, hoping the plastic flags and Team GB will mean we party like it’s 1977. We won’t. The EU, a war in Iraq and an unelected Prime Minster that was Gordon Brown (remember him?) have further highlighted the lunacy of a democracy that has an unelected billionaire as its head of State and an heir who is Defender of Faith but can’t be arsed to keep his martial vows. They say the Queen represents continuity. We look back at her reign. But we want to look forward. Still, we are not all unenthused. Anita Atkinson has tuned her Royal Teas in Stanhope into a Royal shrine. Her huge collection of memorabilia is on display amongst the cakes and teas. She’s a Windsor fan. You might be one, too. Or you might think Liz is an aberration and should step down and be replaced by a British aborigine. Still, nice cakes…

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Anita Atkinson, center back, is seen with her customer's at the Royal Teas in Stanhope, England, Thursday, May 24, 2012. Anita Atkinson has opened the tea room which is dedicated to the British Monarchy in time for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and to display some of her huge collection of memorabilia. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)



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