When did the Queen visit Coventry
Queen Elizabeth II visited Coventry in 1948, to take part in the city’s inauguration and the renovation of Broadgate. She laid the cornerstone for the new shopping centre during her visit. Pictures and video can be found on the Coventry Telegraph website ( https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/queen-came-coventry-archive-footage-10020635 ).
Queen Elizabeth visited Coventry in 1956. Pictures are shown on the BBC website (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-56692492) . She met with veterans of the South African War and looked over Royal Warwickshire Regiment soldiers.
There are photos at https://imageleicestershire.org.uk/view-item?i=1619&WINID=1663155655416 where it is confirmed the Queen attended a ceremony to lay the cathedral’s foundation stone. Further photos of this event at https://historicengland.org.uk/services-skills/education/educational-images/crowd-at-the-foundation-stone-laying-ceremony-at-coventry-cathedral-coventry-12045#:~:text=Queen%20Elizabeth%20II%20laid%20the,of%20the%20Second%20World%20War.
Details of the making of the foundation stone are found at : https://modernmooch.com/2020/04/02/coventry-cathedral/.
When did the Queen visit Coventry Cathedral
The Queen and Princess Margaret went to Coventry Cathedral in 1962 for the opening of the new cathedral, which was created by Sir Basil Spence. It took roughly six years to complete. The video from the opening is available on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbeE4m6Z2I4
During the Second World War’s Blitz, Coventry was brutally bombed, which caused vast amounts of the city to be destroyed, including its cathedral, which was left in ruins.
In 1963, the Queen and Prince Philip visited Stoneleigh Park in Kenilworth near Coventry. See pictures at https://www.alamy.com/the-queen-in-the-church-of-england-pavilion-with-the-bishop-of-coventry-dr-cuthbert-bardsley-at-the-royal-show-stoneleigh-park-4th-july-1963-image458772423.html
When did Queen Elizabeth visit Coventry hospital?
The Queen’s subsequent visit occurred in 1970, when she opened the recently completed Walsgrave Hospital and gave a tour of the facility. Photos of the event are available at https://shop.memorylane.co.uk/mirror/0400to0499-00476/queen-presented-bouquet-flowers-visit-walsgrave-21660622.html University hospital was built 40 years after Walsgrave Hospital was dismantled.
Visits to the Royal Show in 1972 and the Royal British legion’s Diamond Jubilee in 1981 again at the Cities Catherdral.
When did the Queen visit Coventry in her Silver Jubilee?
The BBC reported in 1977 during her visit in the year of her Silver Jubilee, the Queen stopped by the city’s working men’s club on Cox Street. This visit then led to plans of the transport museum for the city.
In March 2000 the CWN website reported that the queen visited Coventry Cathedral again for a service of thanksgiving. http://www.cwn.org.uk/religion/coventry-cathedral/2000/03/000303-queens-visit.htm
The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this on 8th September 2022. The official statement from the royal UK website confirmed that the King and The Queen Consort remained at Balmoral and returned to London the following day .
On 13th September 2022, RAF Northolt carried Queen Elizabeth above the skies of Coventry.
The aircraft carrying the Queen has flown over Coventry pic.twitter.com/0CO7ry9W9L— sue jones (@titch6k9) September 13, 2022
Final flight of Queen Elizabeth II sets all-time flight tracking record.— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) September 13, 2022
Between web, apps, and live stream, 5 million people followed the flight from Edinburgh to RAF Northolt on Flightradar24. https://t.co/sCCrSadVLk pic.twitter.com/sdE9VMyH8f
The Queens life and reign
Full article available at : https://www.royal.uk/the-queens-life-and-reign
The Queen ruled for a longer period of time than any other monarch in British history, growing in popularity and respect all across the world. Her Majesty served as the Commonwealth’s head for more than 70 years, connecting more than two billion people worldwide.
Her Majesty’s life transformed abruptly from that of a young mother and naval wife to one of a busy Head of State when she succeeded to the throne at the age of barely 25. She would come to be known for her sense of responsibility and commitment to a life of service, and she was a crucial leader for the UK and the Commonwealth during both happy and difficult times.
The working Queen Her Majesty’s professional life was dominated by travel, both domestically and abroad. There is not a single one of my father’s subjects, from the oldest to the youngest, whom I do not desire to greet, she had declared before she became queen. She travelled to every kingdom and every part of the UK throughout her reign, travelling to some places multiple times.
Even though Her Majesty spent a large portion of her working day communicating with her UK and Commonwealth ministers and representatives, her presence in these locations during her numerous official visits had the greatest impact on the local population.
The State papers that Her Majesty received every day of her career were kept in the Queen’s fabled red boxes. Her responsibilities included formally approving the conversion of measures into Acts of Parliament.
She met with her prime ministers frequently, typically once a week, and had a special bond with them. She was renowned for her ability to “promote or warn” while maintaining complete political neutrality.
15 UK Prime Ministers, starting with Winston Churchill in 1952, served the Queen during her reign, along with numerous Prime Ministers from other realms.
She hosted more than 110 Presidents and Prime Ministers who came to the UK on official business while she was Head of State.
One of the most significant aspects of the Queen’s work was her involvement in volunteer and public service. More than 500 charities, professional associations, and public service organisations benefited from Her Majesty’s connections as a Royal Patron or President. These ranged from large, reputable international charities to smaller organisations operating only locally or in a specific field.
Her Majesty had close ties to military units in the UK and across all of her kingdoms as the head of the armed forces, including naval vessels, army regiments, and air squadrons.
The Queen’s patronages and charities included a wide range of programmes, from giving young people opportunity to protecting the environment and wildlife. Her Majesty gave these organisations crucial visibility and enabled them to be recognised for their tremendous contributions to society as Royal Patron or President.
Her Majesty promoted and supported success in a variety of ways. She was able to bestow titles like MBEs, OBEs, and CBEs to persons from many walks of life in order to publicly recognise their brilliance, service, or distinction thanks to the UK honours system. The Queen (and members of the Royal Family acting on her behalf) presented tens of thousands of persons with their insignia over the duration of her reign, although the Prime Minister’s Office offered recommendations. She noted that some of them were found in quite innovative ways. “That’s extremely essential, and it’s very satisfying, that the system does find people that do underappreciated things that perhaps the locals know about but nobody else knows.”
Additionally, she was honoured with receptions, awards, and garden parties at both Buckingham Palace and the Palace of Holyrood house. This gave her the chance to express gratitude to a select group of those who had significantly improved the country’s quality of life.
The Queen’s Young Leaders programme was introduced in 2014. In order to ensure that they realised their full potential, the programme sought for extraordinary young people who were tackling issues that affected their communities.
While performing her duties as Queen, Her Majesty raised four children, subsequently bringing grandchildren and great-grandchildren into the Royal Family.
While other members of the Royal Family provided crucial assistance through their work in the UK and abroad, including accompanying her on numerous engagements and tours or carrying out tasks on her behalf, the Duke of Edinburgh served as, in her own words, her “strength and stay” during her reign. The Prince of Wales accompanied her to Commonwealth Heads of Government gatherings and the State Opening of Parliament in her final years.
Family and religion
The Duke of Edinburgh supported The Queen for the most of her career. He travelled with her on domestic and international trips and stood by her side for all of her ceremonial obligations, including the State Opening of Parliament, State Visits, and the yearly Remembrance Day ceremonies.
The Queen’s Christian religion also gave her strength, and she frequently thought back on the perspective and comfort it had given her, especially during her yearly Christmas Broadcasts. She discussed what she had learned from Jesus’ teachings in her 2014 broadcast “I find inspiration and stability in the life of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, whose birth we commemorate today. He extended his hands in a gesture of love, acceptance, and healing, serving as an example of reconciliation and forgiveness. I’ve learned from Christ’s example to try to accept and value everyone, regardless of faith or lack thereof.”