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A Bag Of Fun

by | 3rd, June 2003

‘IT was as if she knew something was missing from the Buckingham Palace grounds.

”Who’s that less fortunate young person?” ”I think that’s Edward, ma’am”

The children were there – 500 of them in the garden to bounce on inflatable castles and ride fairground attractions – but the expression on the Queen’s face as she handled an inflated balloon is one of concern, of memories lost.

It was 50 years to the day yesterday since plain old Liz Windsor was plucked from the ranks and proclaimed Queen. So she threw a garden party to celebrate.

As the Mail says, it was not like the ”largely adult affair” of the 2002 shindig, with all that flag-waving and a rock star on the roof.

This was for what the Mail calls ”less fortunate young”.

And, by turn, the less fortunate young at heart, as the likes of Penelope Keith, Ronnie Barker and June Whitfield ran around the garden screaming.

The Mirror goes on to note that ”shamed TV presenter” Jamie Theakston was also in attendance, summoned to compere a dinner for Her Majesty at Clarence House.

Oh, silly us! It’s not long since her dear old mum passed on to that gin palace in the sky. The venue and the colostomy-shaped balloon are reminders of happier times.

But let’s look forward not back. Here’s to the next 50 years, ma’am, and doing it all again – although no more children…please!

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