27 March 2012

Receiving Loyal Addresses from Privileged Bodies

The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, received loyal addresses from Privileged Bodies at Buckingham Palace in honor of her Diamond Jubilee.
This is just one of those gloriously old school (and by old school, I mean centuries old school) things that’s so unique to a monarchy like this: there are certain organizations – the ‘Privileged Bodies’ - that have long held the right to address Her Majesty and receive a response. They typically save their addresses for an important public occasion.

Photo: PA