13 June 2016
Over 300 Kensington and Chelsea residents came together to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday in Kensington Town Hall on Sunday, 12 June 2016.
‘Tea for the Queen’ was hosted by the Royal Borough’s cadet and uniformed youth organisations along with generous contributions of time and supplies from local residents, businesses and voluntary organisations.
Guests enjoyed a traditional English tea and slice of ceremonial cake as they watched live footage of the tea party on The Mall.
The afternoon was rounded off with a traditional sing-a-long supported by the Metropolitan Police Choir with classics including: Let’s all go down the Strand, Knees Up Mother Brown, Lambeth Walk before ending with a rousing rendition of Land of Hope and Glory.
Victoria Borwick, MP for Kensington, said: "We were delighted to be part of this historic and memorable celebration and in our own small way pay tribute to the dedication Her Majesty has shown us throughout her lifetime."
The Mayor of the Royal Borough, Councillor Mrs Elizabeth Rutherford, added: "Today would not have been possible without the hard work of our young people who were so ably supported by so many local residents and businesses. The afternoon was unforgettable and a fitting way to mark our longest reigning monarch’s birthday."