- Backyard Occasion in Madrid to have fun the Queen’s Jubilee
There have been loads of them, 250 or extra, of the great and the not so good, as members of the British Neighborhood gathered in Madrid on the residence of her Majesty’s Ambassador, Hugh Elliott, to have fun the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on 2 June.
The festivities to commemorate Her Majesty’s 70 years on the throne may not have had the ‘celebrities’ that had been concurrently gathering alongside the Mall and on the Occasion within the Palace, however we did have our personal ‘Queen of the Costa Blanca’, Stevie Spit BEM, who offered a lot of the afternoon’s leisure together with his two units of songs from most of the West Finish’s well-liked musicals.
The visitors included representatives of many Costa Blanca and Costa de Sol charities with a presentation made to considered one of them by HMA, MABS Most cancers Assist Basis, previous to the beginning of the occasion.
The charity Vice President, Beverley Thompson, who was additionally amongst 4 UK nationals in Spain named on the identical day within the Queen’s Birthday Honours Listing, obtained the Knox Defend from HMA in appreciation of the assist that MABS present to the RBL in respect of the emotional, bodily and psychological assist to most cancers victims throughout the Costa Blanca and Costa Calida. It is a Worldwide Award that was made in the course of the latest RBL Nationwide Convention held in London.
After all there have been additionally many different charities represented together with HELP at dwelling Costa Blanca, Costa Ladies, the Royal British Legion, the Royal Air Pressure Affiliation, in addition to Adintre, Age Concern, Assist in Spain, Cudeca and the English Cemetery in Malaga.
Different visitors included San Fulgencio’s British councillors, Samantha Hull and Darren Parmenter, together with Richie Sparks of Large FM, and naturally The Chief Newspaper, which made a pre occasion presentation to HMA of the e-book ‘Leverkus’ documenting the humanitarian efforts of Cartagena’s British Consul, Manchester born William Leverkus, in the course of the Spanish Civil Warfare.
Compiled by retired Colonel Antonio Cortiñas- Guntin, a historian at Cartagena Army Museum, the e-book is a document of his civil conflict diaries. It was printed final 12 months in Spanish and is now about to be launched in English. The presentation was made by editor, Kevin Reardon, on behalf of the writer.
Thereafter the backyard occasion was formally opened with a speech by HMA, who despatched ‘his boss’ Her Majesty, his honest congratulations on reaching such a powerful landmark.
The occasion additionally included the inauguration of a brand new tree planted within the backyard as a part of the Queen’s Inexperienced Cover UK-wide environmental marketing campaign.
The Spanish Consular Director, Juan Duarte, was then invited to say just a few phrases, which he started by reminding the gathering of Actual Madrid’s European Champions League victory over Liverpool every week earlier after which the 2 nationwide anthems, of Spain and the UK, had been performed, as HMA, spouse Toni and Snr Duarte invited everybody to lift their glasses in a toast to the Queen.
Following the speeches Stevie Spit then broke into tune by means of background leisure whereas the ambassador and his spouse moved into the backyard to begin the job of ‘mingling’….
Throughout a pause in Stevie’s musical efforts, HMA and Toni then returned to the patio to indicate off and lower their magnificent cake earlier than it was sliced up and distributed amongst the visitors.