468 years ago today, the Lady Jane Grey (and technically England’s first Queen) was removed from the Throne. Lady Jane Grey was appointed the ruler of England but her accession to the throne lasted only a mere nine days.
The execution of the sentence was suspended, but the participation of her father, in early February 1554, in Sir Thomas Wyatt’s rebellion sealed her fate. She and her husband were beheaded on February 12, 1554; her father was executed 11 days later.
If it hadn’t been for her father, the Lady Jane would have more than likely been released, or at the very least kept in “jail” or would have been transferred to a smaller castle or home to be watched. Either way, she more than likely would have lived. #DeadbeatDads.
Out of all the Royals in History, personally, I feel sorry for Lady Jane the most. A lot, if not all, happened to her, because of OTHER people. She was executed because of her father and brother, not because she actually did anything wrong. Let’s be honest, I don’t think she was ever brought up to be Queen. And it’s not like she would have had a choice to say “No”. I mean, some men today still think “No” means “Yes, please”. At the same time we know so little about her, even though she was technically she was the first Queen of England (and the others, haha). If Mary hadn’t of won (which the Lady Jane was again, not aware of anything. She was trusting her advisers) Lady Jane Grey would have been the first Queen of England (and the others, haha) for a long time.
This weekend in some states in Australia has been a nice long weekend. Which if you follow me on ym Instagram, you’ll know I spent most of it doing nothing, and it was glorious! I had to finish off some homework, but that was all that HAD to get done.
So why the long weekend?
Well this is the weekend that we celebrate Queen’s Elizabeth birthday.
So Happy Birthday Your Majesty. Her actually birthday is the 21 April 1926. However a lot of the Commonwealth celebrate her birthday during the Summer in the UK. You might see some news about “Colouring the Troops” Which is the UK Military saying Happy Birthday to the Queen. The tradition of the British monarch celebrating two birthdays stems back to 1748, during the reign of King George II. As the king’s birthday fell in late autumn, the weather wasn’t suitable for a large, public celebration in honour of his birthday.
But Lauren, you said Two Queens.
Yes, yes I did.
Today is also and always has been officially this Queens birthday too.
This is my “baby brother” Hahahaha…Although, for a long time now, there has been nothing “baby” about him. Can’t you see you the family resemblance. And how many other big sisters can say that they are at the height of their brothers boobs! Hahahaha.
Although he is the Golden Prince, and was spoilt something rotten. I am really proud of him. I would never tell him this, but I don’t want him to come back to our state. I believe he only started to “grow up” when he left our state. I think he would flounder if he ever came back here.
When you cut something with scissors, do you move your jaw (as if you were about to chew)?
I don’t move my jaw, but the females in my family have this habit. When we’re cutting something, or something similar, we do this twisty thing with our tongue. We also, not chew on it, but we almost try to hold our tongues in place with our teeth.
Do you chew your pens and pencils?
I think that I used to when I was younger, but I don’t anymore. I do still click the clicky pens though.
Are you a collector of anything? If so what?
I’d have to say that I’m a wannabe collector. You’d probably notice that I am a nerdy type person. The reason I call myself a “wannabe” collector is that if I was rich, I would have so many figurines of Superheros, Hero, characters I admired. In my dream rich life, I would totally have a room that is just filled with nerdy collectable things.
What size is your bed?
I am very lucky, my bed is a Queen. Lovely and spacious, especially with no one else in the bed with me as well,lol. I bought special Egyptian cotton sheets for it as well.
I think this is probably the day where most people Down Under might call themselves a Monarchist, even for one day.
Queen Elizabeth II actual birthday in on April the 21st, but here in Australia we “celebrate” it almost two months later. The reason for this? The weather. British weather is well known for being unpredictable and wet…Extremely wet…So making the celebrations for a much more ‘warmer’ time of year means that they can celebrate with the public, they can hold festivals in a lot more pleasanter weather.
Karula is an awesome Mama, she is about 11-12 years old and until 2015 New Year she had no lost a single cub! For those who don’t follow the #safarilive team, Karula has a cub about a year ago and it was all very exciting. Unfortunately about 10 others safari cars wanted to see the little cub as well. With so much noise with all the cars and the people (who SHOULD have been silent, mainly children screaming … What the hell parents?!) the little cub was naturally curious, came out and was killed by Hyena.
It was devastating, you could tell Karula was in shock herself, she had never lost a cub before! Any-ways because of the situation there were strict rules placed upon the car and the guides. There are not allowed to be more than three cars at any sighting. With the birth of these new precious cubs and the disaster that happened last year, NO ONE is allowed near Karula or the cubs for at least the next two weeks and I think that is fantastic!
Down Under today we are celebrating the Queens birthday (I don’t actually know what the Queen of England’s birthday) … The best part of it though? We get a public holiday here. Celebration! Well to celebrate I am sleeping in and playing video game all day! What do you like to do on public holidays?!
This week in countries that are in the care of Queen Elizabeth the Second are celebrating the Queens birthday, so this week you may find a certain “theme”…Can you guess what it might be?
Since this week will be full of Queen Blogs, I thought that I would write about some Disney Queens. Also since Queen Elizabeth is a nice Queen and not a nasty one, I decided to Blog about some of the nicer Queens of Disney. Which as you can imagine and if you know your Disney, the “nice” Disney Queens that do feature at all, are not well known. Mainly because they either die right at the beginning or somehow the main character is separated from their mother and father at the beginning.
One of my personal most favourite Queens in Disney. Mother of Simba and Wife of Mufusa, Sarabi is probably one of the most morally strongest, most dignified and has one of the strongest ‘backs’ in Disney and she does it all while walking on four paws! A dedicated mother, wife and Queen who, when her Kingdom is under threat from the tyranny of Scar, she does not falter! It was finally seeing his Mother getting hurt by Scar that kicked Simba into action!
Queen Athena was the wife of King Triton and the mother of Ariel (and her six older sisters). She was the Queen of Atlantica, and beloved by everyone. She was most well-known for her singing talent and her love of music. Unfortunately, she died as a result of a run in with a big pirate ship when Ariel was very young. A statue of her dancing with Triton is a present in his courtyard. Queen Athena mostly physically resembles closely to her daughter, Ariel
THE QUEEN (AND KING) OF ARENDELLE
The Queen of Arendelle is from the new Disney film “Frozen” and is the mother to Elsa and Anna, who tragically died at the beginning of the film. The Queen (and King) of Arendelle spent most of their life and royal duties ‘protecting’ their eldest daughter and heir to the throne, Elsa, from being discovered as having magical powers.
Now the main reason that I am talking about the Queen and King of Arendelle is because of the eerie connections that have been discovered throughout a lot of the Disney films, which are described in the pictures below…It’s quite fascinating!
It’s another edition of Magical Monday…YAY! =D I hope today’s Monday isn’t too tough for you! (On a completely different note, I am trying to think of a different subject to write posts about as I feel that I am not writing on here enough..Watch this space for more!) For this edition of Magical Monday, I have decided to write a little about Drag Queens.
This is actually a subject I am quiet informed on as my brother is one and if any of you followed me on Facebook you would be able to see how amazing of a Drag Queen he is!
One of the main reason I decided to write about this subject is because a lot of my followers are not from a Europe so I am unsure on how many of you have even heard of “Eurovision” and if you are unaware of who won the competition this year. The winner of Eurovision this year was a ‘bearded lady” called Conchita, who is a man in Drag. When I first heard about it a lot of people were upset about the winner. So I sat down and watched it and was shocked to find he actually has an amazing voice and the song reminded me a lot of a Bond theme tune.
Russia has already put a ban into a parade for their own singers (which I found extremely sad because they girls are beautiful singers). Eurovision is a competition that takes place in a Europe country/city/town and has produced some amazing acts like ABBA and I have no doubt that Conchita is going to make a huge impact on the world in one way or another. She is already getting interviews with huge name chat shows hosts.
Please listen to Chonchita song below:
Published on 8 May 2014 Powered by http://www.eurovision.tv
Austria: Conchita Wurst – Rise Like a Phoenix live at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 Second Semi-Final
As I mentioned before my brother is a Drag Queen and this weekend he travelled to Darwin to participate in a new competition called “Queens of the Galaxy”. Which is where one Drag Queen from each state of Australia is nominated by their fellow drag queens about who should represent their state/territory. Anyone who knows Drag Queen knows how competitive (nice way of putting it) Drag Queens. However, my brother won the first ever competition of Queens of the Galaxy, which means he was the first Queen of the Drag Queens in the whole of Australia. My entire family have been extremely proud of him and how he has represented his particular community.
Another television show that I think represents Drag Queens beautifully is “Ru Pauls Drag Race”…I have watched at least four seasons of the show and it is one of my favourites and I never miss it! Ru Paul is utterly beautiful, both inside and out and is also hilariously funny! One of my favourite quotes of her is shown below and I repeat it to myself and some of my friends continuously!