Time for royal-tea!

This week was a pretty big one for the British Monarchy as it marked the point when Queen Elizabeth II officially became Britain’s longest serving monarch of all time. That’s right, Liz has been sitting on her throne for 63 whole years. 63 years is a long time for anyone to be in a job, especially an 89-year-old so big congratulations to her.

Anna, Duchess of Bedford enjoying a cup of tea.

Anna, Duchess of Bedford enjoying a cup of tea.

The Royals have historically enjoyed a nice cup of tea. In fact, the very first tea party was held by Anna, the Duchess of Bedford, who just so happened to be close friend of Queen Victoria. Apparently hungry after a long day of duchess duties, Anna frequently found herself unable to wait for dinner. She began inviting her friends over for tea and cakes in the afternoon and the British teatime tradition was born.

Queen Liz, enjoying a cup of tea

Queen Liz, enjoying a cup of tea

Today, Queen Elizabeth is said to still enjoy her daily tea ritual. Her favourite is Earl Grey, another royal connection (find out why in our post about the Earl here!) It is unconfirmed whether or not the Queen has tried Cosy Earl Grey but if you’re reading Your Majesty, let us know if you’d like a sample!

In celebration of all these royal connections, I’m celebrating with this super cute knitted crown by My Handmade Stuff .

The pattern is for a baby, but it would be easy to scale up to fit princesses and queens of all ages. If you’re stuck, this knit-along video is similar and equally adorable.

When you’re done, be sure to pop your crown on and raise a glass (or cup of tea) to Queen Elizabeth! Don’t forget to let us know how you get on.

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