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Queen Elizabeth brings up fond memories in Door County

Even though the closest she got to Door County on her 1959 Great Lakes excursion aboard the Britannia, you can find people locally observing the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth. The British Royal died on Thursday at 96 years old in Scotland after seven decades on the throne. Crowned in 1952 following the death of her father, King George VI, she became Britain's longest reigning monarch.


Before playing the organ at Ephraim Moravian Church, Colin Welford’s music was in England, where he pursued graduate study at The Royal College of Music in London, studying orchestral conducting and composition and was the conductor of the English National Ballet. He reflected on talking to the Queen twice, both times with her asking about his role. He said Thursday was a sad day and the end of an era whether you are a royalist or not. He hopes the next generation of the Royals is just as classy as it was under Queen Elizabeth. 


Karen McCarthy built their business Tea Thyme in Door County around the British experience after moving from Great Britain over 30 years ago. She says Thursday was a tough day after the world lost someone so inspirational.

Her son Charles was appointed King after Queen Elizabeth’s passing. Over the next several days, the Queen will be remembered through many different customs throughout Scotland, England, and other parts of the United Kingdom.   


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