Tea Party: Locals Born Around Queen’s Birthday

April 20, 2016

Government House announced that as part of the celebrations taking place around the world on the Queen’s 90th birthday, the Governor George Fergusson and Mrs Fergusson will host a tea party for around 30 Bermuda residents who were born in Bermuda within a month of the Queen’s birthday on 21 April 1926.

“A tree will be planted to mark Her Majesty’s Birthday; and at 7.30pm in the evening, a beacon will be lit in Government House Gardens, part of a chain of such celebratory beacons being lit across Overseas Territories, Crown Dependencies and the UK, as well as in many other Commonwealth countries,” a spokesperson said.

“More formal events marking the Birthday will take place in June, when by tradition The Queen’s Official Birthday is held.

“The planting of the commemorative tree will also be the launch of a new set of 150 specially commissioned plaques identifying the historic collection of tree plantings at Government House.

“Besides the latest addition, marking HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday, they range from trees planted by British Kings and Queens the earliest, a mango planted in 1880 by Prince George [later King George V] as a midshipman serving on HMS Bacchante; King Edward VIII, as Duke of Windsor; and five by HM The Queen; five British prime Ministers, including [then] Mr Winston Churchill in 1942; four US Presidents; and Prime Ministers of Canada and New Zealand. A tree planted by HIM Haile Selassie was unfortunately among those destroyed during Hurricane Fay.

“The Governor has gratefully acknowledged the support of the Friends of Government House Gardens and particularly of Mr Roger Michel in making this project possible. The new commemorative tree plaques are funded by the Friends of Government House Gardens.

“This is part of a wider project to make Government House Gardens more open and interesting to tour groups. In addition, as in recent previous years, the Gardens will be open on summer Sunday afternoons [12.00noon – 5.00pm] from this Sunday [24 April] until Labour Day, except Cup Match Weekend.”

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  1. Reperations

    • Luis Suarez says:

      On the basis of what exactly? She isn’t elected, how she be responsible for any decisions.

      And reparations?? living in Bermuda vs the Holocaust, hmmm….


      • The British Empire were one of the countries that promoted and benefited and STILL benefiting from slavery.
        Bermuda is a recipient from the Holocaust.

    • Anbu says:

      Of all who actually deserve them, u deserve nothing but a swift kick where the sun dont shine