Of course, you know that I am British and an equally enthusiastic supporter of the royals. Of all the royals, the Queen stands out with her sense of duty and discipline. Even as a princess, Elizabeth had promised to devote a lifetime to the service of her people. Her father King George VI had died at the age of only 56 – Elizabeth II, on the other hand, was to be given a long life and has always kept her promise to serve her people.
Many of her initiatives and projects also inspire me as an animal and nature lover. Much too little known in Germany, for example, is her initiative “The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy” for the preservation of indigenous forests. This includes rainforests in Canada as well as mangrove forests on the Maldives or the botanical gardens in Singapore. All 54 countries of the Commonwealth are represented and work together to care for and preserve indigenous forests for future generations. Perhaps you are interested in the project? You can find more information here: https://queenscommonwealthcanopy.org/
Let me also look back with gratitude on a long weekend of celebrations for our Queen’s 70th Jubilee. It was an unforgettable three days – with lots of live music, original British food, and drink – and I would like to thank all our guests for visiting us at the “Little Britain Inn”. I was particularly pleased to welcome many families from the Westerwald region who were among my customers more than 30 years ago.
From 4 to 6 June, however, the focus was of course not on the history of our Baumdienst Siebengebirge, but exclusively on “The Queen’s Jubilee”. And as always, my great thanks also go to my family, without whose support none of this would be possible.
Here we have put together some impressions for you: