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?