09.06.2012
Greenfield at the “diamond” anniversary of her Majesty
Mr. Gareth Ward, the British General Council, gave an official reception at St. Petersburg in the honor of the “diamond” anniversary on the throne of Queen Elizabeth II.
Her Majesty was born on April 21, 1926, but the official event takes place in summer, preferably on the second Saturday of June. Such tradition appeared at the beginning of the XX century after the British Kind Edward the Seventh. He was born in the late autumn but wanted to celebrate his birthday in summer when the weather is fine and many people are around. The garden of the Consulate of the UK in St. Petersburg gathered about 50 guests to celebrate the “diamond” anniversary of her Majesty. Particular attention was given to relationships between Britain and Russia. The guests were welcomed to see an exhibition of unique materials about the visit of her Majesty to St. Petersburg in 1994 and enjoy performance of British and Russian musicians – the Royal Orchestra of Scotland and the Mariinsky Theatre Cello Quartet. At the end of the evening the guests joined the British chorus led by the British Council to perform popular songs of each decade of Her Majesty reign. Greenfield became an official tea of the evening and was unanimously called the perfect accompaniment to a beautiful birthday cake decorated by image of the “diamond” anniversary.
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