It must be some kind of big year for the Queen’s anniversary, because there are lots of nostalgic articles in British newspapers about her wedding.
Either that, or it’s a very slow news week.
My favourite so far is “The Mystery of the Queen’s Missing Bouquet“. The bouquet was made of orchids – cattleya, odontoglossum and cypripedium – a nice choice, I might say. The jist of the story is that the bouquet went missing and the royal couple had to have their picture taken without it. Ok, it’s not exactly enthralling stuff, but here’s the part I love:
The bouquet was a gift to the Princess from the Worshipful Company of Gardeners.
The Worshipful Company of Gardeners.
Oh man. Where do I sign up?