21 April 2011
Today's Pic: 85 and Still Working
Queen Elizabeth II may have turned 85 today--well past the age of retirement for any industrialized nation--but she didn't take the day off. Instead, she and her husband Prince Philip, who will be 90, in June participated in a traditional Maundy Thursday ceremony, distributing commemorative coins selected "senior citizens". I wonder if any of them were younger than she is! In bygone centuries, her predecessors also washed the people's feet, in remembrance of a similar act by Jesus. Read our tribute to The Queen on her 85th birthday.