Thursday, 22 January 2015

The Anniversary of the Passing of the Great White Queen

On this day in 1901, her beloved Imperial Majesty, Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, Empress of India and Defender of the Faith passed away.  Rest In Peace Victoria et Imperatrix.


Her legacy lives in the former colony of Australia, which became a federated and sovereign country separate from Great Britain on 1 Jan 1901 mere weeks before her death.  At that time the citizenship oath was written as loyalty to 'Queen Victoria, her rightful heirs and successors'.  The wording of that remains unchanged to this day.

2 comments:

J Womack, Esq. said...

I suppose that means I must go to the pub, and have a drink. The loyalty toast for today: "Her Majesty, Victoria: God bless her and keep her!"

My family fought for the colonists, you see, in that unpleasant business back in the 18th century. I'd probably have been a Tory, myself.

Michael Awdry said...

God bless her!

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