Esoteric London

No. 590: The Piazza, WC2

Posted in Markets, Royal London by esotericlondon on June 1, 2012

Apple Market, Covent Garden Market, The Piazza, London, WC2. Photo © Roger Dean 2012

The proclamation of accession of Elizabeth II in the United Kingdom:

Upon the intimation that our late Most Gracious Sovereign King George the Sixth had died in his sleep at Sandringham in the early hours of this morning the Lords of the Privy Council assembled this day at St. James’s Palace, and gave orders for proclaiming Her present Majesty.
Whereas it has pleased Almighty God to call to His Mercy our late Sovereign Lord King George the Sixth of Blessed and Glorious memory, by whose Decease the Crown is solely and rightfully come to the High and Mighty Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary:
We, therefore, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of this Realm, being here assisted with these His late Majesty’s Privy Council, with representatives of other Members of the Commonwealth, with other Principal Gentlemen of Quality, with the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens of London, do now hereby with one voice and Consent of Tongue and Heart publish and proclaim that the High and Mighty Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary is now, by the death of our late Sovereign of happy memory, become Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God Queen of this Realm and of all Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, to whom Her lieges do acknowledge all Faith and constant Obedience with hearty and humble Affection, beseeching God by whom Kings and Queens do reign, to bless the Royal Princess Elizabeth the Second with long and happy Years to reign over us.
Given at St. James’s Palace this Sixth Day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifty-two.

[The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee marks 60 years since her accession in 1952. While Accession Day is on 6th February, events will occur throughout 2012, with a special extended bank holiday central weekend in the United Kingdom on 2nd-5th June. R.D.]

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