Isolating in England: Day 145, Happy Birthday, Princess Anne

Tree by the sea summer silhouette, 15 August 2020

Saturday hello from Felixstowe.

Today’s post is short, due to Mr Juggler and me both feeling a bit ‘under the weather’ (thankfully not connected with coronavirus) when we awoke this morning. A quiet day, a sadly-missed writing workshop and a rare skipping of our evening physio walk seem to have been the healing medicine.

Today the UK, with other countries, celebrated VJ Day, the day World War Two ended with Japan’s surrender. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall attended a ceremony at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, and he laid a wreath on the Kwai Railway Memorial. He said of all who served, ‘Let us affirm, they and serving veterans are not forgotten, rather you are respected, thanked and cherished with all our hearts and for all time.’

Prince Charles at Kwai Railway Memorial, VJ Day ceremony (photo BBC/Reuters)

To conclude on a happy note, today Charles’ younger sister, Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, celebrates her 70th birthday. She’s one of the most dedicated royals, who performs hundreds of public duties every year. We admire her very much and saw her in person (from a distance) several years ago at the Suffolk Show. Happy birthday and many more, Princess Royal!

Happy 70th, Princess Anne (photo BBC/John Swannell/Camera Press)

Take care everyone and stay safe and well and tickety-boo, and we will too,
xxxx with love from us to you

4 Responses

  1. Hope you both are feeling better soon..the heat wave here in MetroWest Boston MA. has subsided and today it’s been in the very low 70’s..humidity gone..so nice. Take care.

  2. Hope you are both feeling better today! I believe yours is the only mention I’ve seen today of VJ Day. Life moves on and the world forgets all too soon the devastations of war. Be healthy and tickety-boo!

    • Thanks for that, Peggy. History is so much a part of the present here in Europe, with many remembrances like these. You and Jim enjoy your summer treats and stay tickety-boo too! xx

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