So, in researching and trying to find a linking theme between our business and the Queen’s Jubilee, we found very little. This is because Cremation is still fairly uncommon for members of the Royal Family. Although cremation is increasingly common in Britain, a vast majority of members of the Royal Family are still buried when they die. Many Royals, major and minor, over the years have been laid to rest at #Windsor Castle and its surrounding grounds.
One prominent Royal eschewed this tradition at the turn of the Millennium, however. Rather than a grand procession carrying her coffin to its final resting place, Princess Margaret instead elected to be cremated at Slough #Crematorium. In contrast to other funerals, including that of the Queen Mother who would die around seven weeks later, Princess Margaret's funeral ceremony was a private affair. Members of the Royal Family and friends gathered at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle for the service on February 15, 2002 - half a century on from the funeral of her father King George VI.
Two months later her ashes would be placed in the vault with the former King and the Queen Mother - who died around seven weeks later. A state memorial service was also held at Westminster Abbey in London.
However, this beautiful weekend is not one of morbidity, but of celebration of our Queen and everything she does for the UK and commonwealth.
We at M and S Combustion wish you all a very lovely and joyous weekend. May your time out of the office be filled with time with friends and family.
Our 4-day bank holiday will be booked out with travelling, we are going on a business trip to Switzerland. Read next week’s blog to find out how our adventure goes.