Today is the day. Our nation is preparing to lay to rest one of the most famous monarchs in history. I will watch the state funeral from my home in Northwest England. And I will cry.
I feel strange emotions about the death of our Queen. I rarely visit London and haven’t seen Buckingham Palace since I was a child. My maternal grandfather spent his career in royal service as a member of the Royal Navy, and so I feel a connection to the royal family through him and what the monarchy meant to his generation. Perhaps my emotions are stirred as I remember the funerals of three of my grandparents from the past few years. Perhaps I pick up on the emotion of others through my empathetic link. Either way, I feel sad about the death of the Queen, but also excited that we are part of living history, and who knows what will happen next?
Cheers to Her Majesty, may she rest in peace.
Heritage Links: Living near the Potteries
I grew up near Stoke-on-Trent and again, through my grandparents, feel connected to the heritage of the Potteries. Today I share a brand that I am proud to be affiliated with:
Emma Bridgewater and every one of her employees in Stoke-on-Trent and London is deeply saddened by the news of HM the Queen’s death. And they send their most loyal and heartfelt best wishes to all the Royal Family. Long Live The King!
For 200 years the Staffordshire Potters have made beautiful wares to commemorate Royal events: from the kilns of Minton and Wedgwood and hundreds of smaller works, the mugs poured out to adorn mantelpieces all over the world. Emma Bridgewater are very proud to be a part of that tradition and to pay homage to the extraordinary life and reign of Queen Elizabeth.
In celebration of the Queen’s life, we will be launching a limited-edition personalised mug and hand-decorated mug.
Our Queen Elizabeth collection is available here.
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