Sunday, 23 April 2006

Service From St George's Chapel Windsor

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle .A favourite home of her Majesty.I dont usually do two entry's in one day ,But I have been watching the service from St Georges Chapel Windsor on BBC 1 on the Television,and so enjoyed it I thought I would share ,I know many of you will have watched it too,the Queen was joined by all her family ,to celebrate both her 80th  Birthday ,and St Georges day ,She looked so lovely in what I thought was a dove grey coat ,with matching hat,the inner brim of which was a light coral colour ,and a flower of the same colour on the outer brim ,When they later gathered on the steps out side the chapel ,I think the colour was more a pale duck egg blue,it looked really lovely anyway ,How come she always looks so nice ,but on special occasions manages to look just that bit more special .As I said all her family ,The Duke of Edinburgh ,Prince Charles and Camilla ,Diannas boys then Prince Edward and his wife Sophie ,behind them I saw Princess Margarets son ,across the aisle Princess Anne and her husband ,with her children ,beside them was Prince Andrew and his daughters ,Beatrice and Eugene.The kents were there and the Gloucesters ,and I even spotted Charles the Earl Spencer ,Dianna's brother. The hymns ,prayers were splendid ,'Thine be the Glory',, a special anthem was written and sung to commemorate the birthday ,and another anthem'Oh Harken Thou' which was sung at the Queens fathers coronation was also sung ,as well as the lovely'The King of Love My Shepherd is '(we sang that at my late husbands funeral service )The sermon given by The Rev David Connor was wonderful he was full of praise for the Queen who had given her life for our service ..she sat through it with a quiet dignity,though I did notice David her nephew slightly nodding his head in agreement , and as we do, during the singing of the last hymn the Queen fumbles ,as we do ,for her bag to find her collection! After the service they all left the chapel led by The Military Knights the oldest est,in the army list ,all retired Amy Officers,and waited at the West door to greet the Queen and the Duke as they were escorted out of the chapel by The Dean of Windsor,whilst the other Cannons escorted the other members of the Royal family.They all gathered on the steps before going off to a reception at Windsor Castle,to no doubt celebrate some more ,the birthday of our Dear Queen .

Have a good Sunday evening every one Jan xx     

15 comments:

labdancer51 said...

Hi Jan,  I hadn`t realised the service was televised or I would definitely have watched it.  As you know Windsor is not far from my home and but I always love to see a photo of the splendid castle, something that I will never tire of.  Her Majesty loves Windsor as you said and is often there with her Royal Standard flying. :o)

Sandra xxxxx

sylviam4000 said...

I didn't realise the service was going to be televised, until ater the event, when I saw the news. Agree with you, I thought the Queen's outfit was lovely - soft and feminine. Take care.
Sylviaxxx
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funnyface0s0 said...

Oh Jan
I missed the service (shall hurry to look to see if it is being repeated somewhere) thank you for describing the service and what her Majesty was wearing, i shall now have to tell Mum what we missed :o(
Luv Jayne
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oddb0dkins said...

I wonder how much she put in the collection pot? ;O)
B. x

jeanno43 said...

I missed it as well, had no idea it would be on t.v.  Oh dear

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madcobug said...

That would have a very interesting service. Thanks for sharing it with us. Helen

debbiewebb4465 said...

Jan that was such a lovely description.....I didn't have a hope of watching anything today with West Ham playing lol thanks for sharing
love and hugs Debbie ~xxx~
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jlocorriere05 said...

The queen does look good for her age, hope I look as good and still have all my marbles at her age!! Jeannette xx http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels

jules19642001 said...

the queen is just beautiful, I love her to bits ...............Jules xx
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woodsey2 said...

I missed it too, was working, great description though - thanks :)

Jo xx

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan ,I watched some of the Service at St Georges Chapel at Windsor ,missed the start,as you say the Queen looked beautiful.The colour of her outfit was the same as my one for Jos wedding  but mine didn't have peach with it. Like you said she just managed to look more special than usual.You described every thing so well.......Love Jean xx

jaymact1 said...

I did not see the service as I was watching a program on Sky News about our Queen that was also very good. Love Joan.

jmoqueen said...

I'm impressed you can remember so much in so much detail ;-)  

haileen2003 said...

So sorry I missed this....
I didn't know it was on either.
Love that Hymn...Thine be the Glory!
Aileen.....X

cacklinrosie101 said...

What a lovely service.  Of course, we would never see it in the States and don't have anything here comparable at all.  Life seems so much more serene in England.  I love that picture of Windsor Castle, and Queen Elizabeth always looks so dignified and elegant.  Thanks for sharing...HUGS  Chris