Queen's Diamond Jubilee saw scores of villages across Hampshire holding street parties
The Queen's 60th year on the throne being celebrated in towns and villages across the UK one town with strong links to the Royal family is Romsey in Hampshire which is also linked with Sri Lanka, Lord Mountbatten’s WWII headquarters which his base in Botanical Gardens Kandy ,His own home was based in Romsey.
The Queen's cousin, Lord Louis Mountbatten, was killed by a bomb blast on his boat in Ireland in 1979 by the IRA terrorists. His home town Romsey was shocked to the core, so were many in Sri Lanka.
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee saw scores of villages across Hampshire in the south of England holding street parties. I spoke with many near Romsey who still knew the close links between their home town and Sri Lanka.
All had funs, with children playing games, streets were blocked off from cars and tables running down the centre of the road.
Sri Lanka held a special place in members of the British Royal family’s heart which can still be seen to today in Kandy's Botanical Gardens as every member of the British Royal family has planted trees here in the gardens of the late Lord Mountbattens Sri Lankan home, a very special place to both Sri Lankans and The British tourists.
Events are still going on across the country today and the next few days but the famous British weather look set to wash out many with heavy rain over the next three days, but like Sri Lanka this will not stop the British people having fun celebration a remarkable Queen's Diamond Jubilee!
- Asian Tribune -