Hats over the trees!

Do you know what Queen Elizabeth I said, more than four hundred years ago, when they came to tell her she was queen?

She threw her hat over the tree in Hampton Court gardens and said: “This is the day the lord has made and it is wonderful in our eyes.”

Well I say, hats over the trees again today!

2 Responses to “Hats over the trees!”

  1. Peter Walker Says:

    Indeed, but Elizabeth said this (in Latin) at Hatfield, not Hampton Court.

    But whatever… it’s the start of a new era, no doubt.

    Keep up the blogging!


  2. admin Says:

    Yes, of course you’re right, and I should have remembered it was Hatfield, which is after all a great place to throw a hat. And yes it was indeed Latin in which she spoke, and I also feel that I’m wrong about the translation as ‘wonderful’: I think it might have been ‘marvellous’.
    But hey! It was good to hear from you.


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