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SOCIAL SCENE: To the Queen

GERCINE CARTER, [email protected]

SOCIAL SCENE: To the Queen

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GOVERNOR GENERALl Sir Elliott Belgrave joined other Heads of State in the Commonwealth in the celebration of the 91st birthday of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth last weekend.

The gala event at Government House on April 21 was attended by a who’s who in the Government service, the diplomatic service, prominent British citizens in Barbados and others. They all toasted to the health of Britain’s longest serving monarch and the world’s longest reigning monarch.

Official celebrations in London included a ride past Buckingham Palace and a 41-gun salute in London’s Hyde Park by a troop of the Royal Horse Artillery, while the Queen herself reportedly enjoyed a family day and a trip to the races.