Windy Bank’s Crowning Glory

CORONATION: Philp Howie and his sister Jean as Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth during Windy Bank's coronation celebrations.
CORONATION: Philp Howie and his sister Jean as Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth during Windy Bank's coronation celebrations.

WITH the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee now just behind us, reader Philip Howie has kindly loaned us these pictures of the actual coronation celebrations held ay Windy Bank in Hightown.

Philip was cast as Prince Philip for the estate’s celebrations, and his sister Jean (now Miller) was the queen. The car they are pictured in was an Austin 7, which was built by their mechanic father, and their mother made their outfits.

The estate held a party on the fields in the middle of Windy Bank for the coronation, and Philip would have been about six years old at the time.