Diamond showingGovernor GeneraL Sir Elliott Belgrave (r) conducting the inspection of the parade during the Diamond Jubilee event yesterday. (Lennox Devonish)
By Barry Alleyne | Tue, June 05, 2012 - 12:09 AM
Downtown London didn’t have anything on the Garrison Savannah yesterday. Sir Elton John or Stevie Wonder couldn’t have done it any better.
The island’s most historic venue, the same place where Barbados was born as an independent nation in 1966, and where Queen Elizabeth II knighted Sir Garfield Sobers in 1975, was again turned into a rainbow of colour, celebration, grace and military precision, as thousands gathered yesterday to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty.
Barbadians and visitors alike, even curious schoolchildren, took up every vantage point to soak up the atmosphere as this country stood with fellow nations that make up the British Commonwealth to honour the Queen’s 60th year as the British monarch.
And, just outside Buckingham Palace, the Queen, now an 86-year-old sovereign, was on hand to see such stars as Sir Elton, Stevie and Black Eyed Peas.
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