The Other I

June 1, 2012

Memories from the royal bath

Filed under: The English — theotheri @ 8:28 pm

This weekend is the celebration of the Queen’s Diamond (60th) Jubilee on the throne.  There are four days of celebration nationwide to which almost everyone seems to be contributing.  For his part, Prince Charles released hours of movies taken of him and Princess Anne when they were children.

My favourite story he tells is about his mother having to learn to wear the crown for the very long coronation ceremony.  It is very heavy, he says, and if you don’t get used to it, it will cause intense headache.

So one of his strongest childhood memories is of his mother bathing him wearing the crown because she was practicing keeping it on her head.


  1. We just don’t picture the Queen of England doing just an everyday thing like bathing her children. How many times when we look at someone we just never think they have the same problems that we all have, no matter what their status is. We all put our pants on the same way…one leg at a time. I saw Queen Elizabeth when she came to Chicago in the 1950’s. It was a very exciting thing for a teenage girl to see.I was always happy that I had that experience. And of course seeing all those cute British sailors walking down State Street. But that’s a story for another time. 😉
    Best Wishes to her on her Jubilee.


    Comment by Donna — June 2, 2012 @ 4:15 am | Reply

    • It’s amazing how we Americans think of her as “our Queen” too, isn’t it? T


      Comment by Terry Sissons — June 2, 2012 @ 2:43 pm | Reply

  2. words escape me


    Comment by kateritek — June 2, 2012 @ 10:26 am | Reply

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