Happy Birthday, your Maj!
90’s a good age, isn’t it? Time to pop those feet up and have a cup of tea — or, if you’re our Liz, to keep right on with doing queen stuff.
Fancy helping her Maj celebrate? Here are a couple of ideas in case you do…
The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebratory Service and ‘Tea on the Green,’ St Peter’s Church, Berkhamsted, 3pm & 3.45pm
Give thanks for her life — and, I’m guessing ask God to, er, Save the Queen — at a service in the grand setting of St Peter’s in Berkhamsted. Then celebrate with ‘Tea on the Green’ on the lawn outside with tea and scones (get those little fingers up and out!), cake (obvs), Pimms (hoorah!), Haresfoot Ale (yum), children’s games, country market stalls and a raffle (fingers crossed). And all money raised on the day will go to charity, of which I’m sure she would approve.
Queen’s Birthday Celebrations, St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Tring, 11 Jun, 5-9.30pm
If you come to the party in Tring — and in Tring, we know how to party — then you’ll get to check out the yarn-bombing in the square outside the church. So sweet — and such clever people! Love it. While you’re admiring it, don’t forget to enjoy the 1920s tea party in the Church Yard (5-7pm), will you? There’ll be a Civic Church service in St Peter & St Paul’s (7-8pm), and that’ll be followed by Beer, BBQ and the lighting of the beacon on the top of the church tower (which is always spectacular). See you there?
Queen’s Birthday Tea Party, St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Tring, 12 Jun, 2-4pm
I told you we know how to party in Tring. We’re not having one party for the queen — we’re having two. There’ll be a birthday tea party on the Sunday afernoon at St Peter & St Paul’s on the High Street. I bet there’ll be singing, too…
Right Royal Brunch, Inn on the Park, St Albans, 11 & 12 Jun, 9.30am-12.30pm
Brunch? My favourite meal of the day. Head over to Inn on Park in St Albans for a Right Royal Brunch this weekend. Get there on the 11th by 10am for the live screening of the Trooping of the Colour — eyes right! — and linger to enjoy the flypast at 1pm. Feast on posh eggy bread, majestic toasties, or stately brunch stacks, and enjoy a delicious tequila sunrise mimosa (which I’m sure is one of her favourites).
Afternoon Tea to celebrate The Queen’s 90th Birthday, Place House Hall, Ware, 12 Jun, 2.30pm
Quite partial to afternoon tea, too? You could make over to Ware for a celebratory tea in honour of her majesty — and enjoy a cheeky glass of prosecco while you’re at it. And what a setting — a historic Grade I listed building with Royal connections. Very appropriate.
Musical Sunday Afternoon, St Albans Organ Theatre, St Albans, 12 Jun, 2-4pm
Enjoy a musical Sunday afternoon listening to this fascinating collection of unique self-playing musical instruments — how intriguing — and there’ll be something special for the Queen’s birthday, too. There’ll be tea and coffee in the interval.
Queen’s 90th Birthday Tea Party, Lowewood Museum, Broxbourne, 11 Jun, 11am- 4pm
Celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday at Lowewood Museum with a cup of tea and a slice of cake — how fitting — and then have a go at making yourself some festive bunting to pop up when you get home.