2012 marks 60 years on the throne for Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, and St. Louis will be celebrating this landmark occasion for the worldwide British community with The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Lunch at the London Tea Room.
As part of this celebration, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay will issue a proclamation declaring June 5, 2012, “Queen Elizabeth II Day.”
“There is a strong and vibrant connection between St. Louis and the UK,” the Proclamation will say. “The British community is a strong component of the St. Louis community in the areas of culture, business, and education, and actively works to increase the connections and partnerships between St. Louis and the UK.”
In a letter to Mayor Slay, British Ambassador Sir Peter Westmacott sent his thanks on behalf of Her Majesty “for this very gracious recognition of the importance of the Jubilee. It is a reminder of the deep and strong links which exist between the people of Great Britain and the people of the City of St. Louis.”
The St. Louis celebration will take place on June 5 from 11am-1pm in downtown St. Louis’ London Tea Room with food, music, proclamations, coverage of HM The Queen’s processional from London, giveaways, a raffle to raise funds to fight Mucolipidosis III, demonstration sword fighting and more.
Admission is free. Food is available for purchase. The London Tea Room is located at 1520 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103.