I hope that, like me, you are looking forward to the forthcoming Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend to mark the occasion of Her Majesty’s 70 years as our Sovereign. The Mistress and I will be spending it in the company of my father, fellow Liveryman Harold Porter, who, in his 90th year, is one of an ever-decreasing number of people who can actually remember the accession of Queen Elizabeth II in February 1952 following the untimely death of her father, King George VI. Her coronation the following year, in June 1953, marked the beginning of a reign that has been the very epitome of duty, fulfilling the promise and commitment pledged at her coronation 69 years ago.
To celebrate and mark 70 years of Her Majesty’s dedicated service to country and commonwealth, we are lucky enough to be attending a hog-roast and fireworks event on the Saturday night. I have no doubt that we will also be sharing a yet-to-be-decided single malt, as together we honour this remarkable woman.
How ever you may decide to spend your Platinum Jubilee weekend – whether it be with family, friends, or both – may it be a truly memorable occasion and may your distilled product of choice be of a quality suitable to meet the spirit of the occasion.
With my very best wishes