Medal presentation, special Victoria tea fête queen

Local branch of Monarchist league planning anniversary event April 22

Enjoy an extra special tea time with other fans of everything royal in honour of Queen Elizabeth’s 86th birthday and her 60 years on the throne.

The Victoria Branch of the Monarchist League of Canada will host its sixth annual Queen’s Birthday Tea, this time with a Diamond Jubilee theme, on April 22.

“At age 86, Queen Elizabeth II is the hardest- and (one of the) longest-working sovereign(s) in history, personifying the words ‘duty and wisdom,’” branch chair Colleen Mills said in a statement.

Lt.-Gov. Steven Point will attend the gathering at the Embassy Inn restaurant, and present a branch member with the coveted Diamond Jubilee medal, one of six branch members to receive the special honour this year.

“No one is more enthusiastic (than Point) in explaining what the Diamond Jubilee of Canada’s queen means to Canadians, a message the Monarchist League has supported since 1970,” Mills said.

Tickets for the tea, which begins at 2:30 p.m., must be reserved by April 18 by calling 250-656-0853. Cost is $18 per person for branch members and their guests, $20 for members of the public.

The league will celebrate the queen’s Diamond Jubilee until the 60th anniversary of her coronation in June 2013.

emccracken@vicnews.com

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