Last year, we celebrated the 60th anniversary of the accession of HM The Queen - and this year, we celebrate the 60th anniversary of her Coronation.
HM Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in a glorious ceremony in Westminster Abbey, London, on Tuesday 2nd June 1953. The British Community in France will celebrate the anniversary in various ways - the BCC-Lyon Region, for example, is organising a Buffet Lunch in the Sky Room, Tour Oxygène, Lyon Part Dieu on Tuesday 4th June. HE the British Ambassador to France, Sir Peter Ricketts, will be present. "
And in Paris, there will be a Coronation Day Family Party for the British in France on the very day of the anniversary, Sunday, 2nd June, and a black tie dinner at the Cercle de l'Union Interalliée, Paris, on Friday 7th June.
Our celebration on 2nd June will be at the Standard Athletic Club in the forest of Meudon, from 11.30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and it will be very much a Family Party, with lots of activities for children, as well as an opportunity for the rest of us to catch up with friends.
HE the British Ambassador to France, Sir Peter Ricketts, accompanied by Lady Ricketts, will propose a toast to HM The Queen.
Lunch is included in the ticket price of 20 euros per person (for bookings received before 13th May). Lunch for pre-booked children under 12 will be free of charge, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, the deVere Group.
Also for the children, there'll be a fancy dress party, so we'd love it if the kids could come dressed up as a King or Queen of England! Something home-made or at least "half home-made" would be perfect.
And during the afternoon, why not join in the sports day, or take part in our Royal Treasure Hunt? A little hint - the Treasure Hunt will be on the theme of Queen Elizabeth II, so now that you know that, you can swot up beforehand on facts about her life and work!