Friday, May 18, 2012

PARTIES AND PARADES AS LONDON PREPARES FOR THE JUBILEE

   ......... Even Harrods joins the party

   Just back from London where excitement is building as the city prepares for the  Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations with flags, bunting, parties, parades and songs.  

   And one of the most patriotic displays is being provided by Harrods the famous department store in Knightsbridge which is now owned by Qatar Holdings.  Its window displays are devoted to celebrating the Queen's 60th year on the throne and it has temporarily replaced its famous green and gold canopies with shades of red and gold to frame 31 crowns designed by some of the world's leading brands.

 To go with the unveiling of the Royal-themed windows, more than 100 of its employees lined the streets singing a rendition of God Save the Queen.
 The store will also be hosting an exhibition of gowns and a replica of the Queen’s Coronation satin dress. And if the visual displays aren't enough, the store will broadcast the national anthem from speakers on the side of the building every day for a month.

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