On the Sunday I opened the HMS Hood Memorial Service at Allerford Gardens, off the Bromley Road. This service is held each year and remembers the crew who perished in May 1941 – of the 1,418 crew, only three survivors were rescued from the water after HMS Hood when was sunk by the Bismark.
On the Monday I had my own party, relaxing with friends.
Celebrations ended last Wednesday, when I attended The Elder Persons Support Project celebrations at the Ackroyd.
I would not consider myself a royalist but I do respect a woman who has carried out her duties with dedication for 60 years and appreciate that she is loved by the wider community.