Long Live(d) the Queen!
September 9, 2015
Our Queen’s overtaken Victoria,
Hence the media’s sudden euphoria.
For 63 years,
Seven months she’s heard cheers:
In excelsis, Elizabeth, Gloria!
poem © Celia Warren 2015
Today, Queen Elizabeth II breaks the record, formerly held by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria, as the longest reigning monarch in British history. This beautiful counted-thread embroidery my mother sewed in celebration of the queen’s coronation.