Around 9:30 this morning I received a text from a co-worker at The Whitney. A picture of a teapot and four teacups accompanied the text which read, "Happy National Tea Day!" I responded it was fitting for National Tea Day to fall on the Queen's Birthday. Tea rituals at Windsor Castle are certain to help commemorate her 95 years, while observing the mourning period for Prince Philip and COVID-19 restrictions. It's her first birthday without her beloved husband by her side in over seven decades. Many descriptions summed up what her birthday will be like this year: subdued, low-keyed, somber, scaled-down and private, with her corgis close by.
I decided to gather my commemorative china pieces together and photograph them for today's post. But first I'm sharing a cute bobblehead of the Queen.