Proud to be British

Whether it’s the sport, the culture or just a good cup of tea, we have so many reasons to be proud to be British!

Here’s our top five reasons we’re proud to be British this week:

Football

This week, we’ve seen the England football team passionately represent their country on the pitch and although Gareth Southgate’s boys didn’t make it to the World Cup final, the determination of the team has united a nation.  Sadly, football’s not coming home this time, but nonetheless we’ve been gripped to the core, cheering at our tv’s and there’s even been a few stylish, Southgate-esque waistcoats spotted around the Mint too.

RAF

The Royal Air Force took to the skies over London this week, in a spectacular flypast that marked the 100th anniversary of the RAF.

The display saw about 70,000 people line the streets of central London as  100 RAF jets and helicopters roared over the capital.  Her Majesty The Queen and members of the royal family watched from the balcony of Buckingham Palace as the Queen commended their ‘remarkable contribution to defence’ – a sentiment, we’re confident, is echoed by all.

The Royal Family

We also celebrated the christening of Prince Louis this week.  The youngest member of the Royal Family was christened at The Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace, in London, by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby.  Congratulations Prince Louis.

Tennis

If we’re talking sport, we’ve got to mention Wimbledon.  This time-honoured tennis tournament has become known for its gentility and charm both on and off the court.  From the polite ‘Silence Please’ instructions issued to spectators, the player dress codes and picnics on Henman Hill , the grand slam tournament epitomises British history and tradition as well as showcasing pure talent, from youths to the more established names in tennis.

With three Brits still left in the mixed doubles semi-finals, not only are the eyes of the world on this British tournament, but our home-grown athletes are doing an outstanding job of representing us as a nation.

And what better excuse for strawberries and cream?

NHS

If we look at what sets us apart from so many countries, it’s our NHS.  The health and heart of our nation, our beloved health service turned 70 earlier this month.  Opening its doors in 1948, the NHS is one of the oldest and iconic nationalised health service providers in the world, dedicated to providing healthcare to all, regardless of wealth.  Having touched so many of our lives, either directly or indirectly, the doctors, nurses, staff are the beating heart of this organisation – pun intended!

Prescribing new medicines, medical breakthroughs and lifesaving procedures, the NHS makes us truly proud to be British!

 

 

 

 

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