Queen Elizabeth Comes to Chatham—Sort Of
Local Britons used masks of the royal family and a cardboard cut-out of the queen to celebrate diamond jubilee.
Just because British expatriates in the Chathams couldn't go home for the queen's diamond jubilee doesn't mean they didn't celebrate in style.
Citizens of the United Kingdom and Americans who lived abroad in England gathered at Gregorio's Monday for a private party to commemorate 60 years of Queen Elizabeth's reign.
To properly celebrate the event, residents had family and friends ship decorations from England, including bowling hats with the Union Jack, a solar-powered wobble toy of the queen who waves when powered and a large cardboard cut-out of the queen.
Decorations were imported from the UK, sent by friends and family, to turn the Chatham Borough restaurant into a slice of England, and more than one person said the cloudy, rainy weather was reminiscent of England, too.
Click here for ideas to celebrate the diamond jubilee on your own, including a recipe for Pimms, which makes an appearance in the video above.