Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A Tale of Two (almost) Lilibets

Queen Elizabeth comes to New York today, having spent Canada Day in, well, Canada.

I remember when she visited PEI in 1973 to celebrate our centennial.  She attended a performance of Anne of Green Gables and I imagined how her crown would glitter during the show. (Note to eight-year-old self: the Queen probably did not wear a crown to the play.)

I also liked her childhood nickname, Lilibet, because I thought it had a whimsical Alice-in-Wonderland type of music. 

Is it any wonder, then, that my desired drink today should be Lillet, which is decidedly French in provenance, but in name recalls the charm of the then-future Queen's own diminutive?

6 comments:

My Republic of Fashion said...

Love the Picture.SarahD:)

Teresauras said...

I think you're on to something!

WendyB said...

She's coming to town and she totes didn't call me! I'm irked!

La Belette Rouge said...

Lillet! Love it. I think that my Lily has a new nickname.

K.Line said...

I almost tried Lillet for the frost time today but I got sidetracked by Cinzano white.

Angie Muresan said...

I really like the name Lilibet. It sounds so pretty.