A California pub hires a Queen impersonator to help homesick Brits enjoy the Jubilee party

Platinum Jubilee celebrations at Ye Olde Kings Head Pub include a Beatles tribute act, afternoon tea, British-style karaoke, street parties, live football and traditional Sunday roasts

At the Ye Olde Kings Head pub in Santa Monica, California
At the Ye Olde Kings Head pub in Santa Monica, California

Bunting, afternoon tea and a Queen Elizabeth impersonator are among the things that ensure British expats more than 5,000 miles from home don’t miss the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Ye Olde Kings Head, a traditional British pub in Santa Monica, California, is pulling out all the stops to ensure those living in the US can “get a piece of the action” over the holiday weekend.

Established in 1974, the venue also features a restaurant, bakery and gift shop and has been frequented by numerous Hollywood celebrities over the years.

Events planned for the four-day weekend include a Beatles tribute act, afternoon tea, British karaoke, street parties, live football and traditional Sunday roasts.






Outside the Ye Olde Kings Head Pub in California

As well as the normal range of UK products sold by the shop; These include Yorkshire Tea, Cadbury’s Chocolate and Marmite, stacks of anniversary memorabilia such as tea towels, mugs, coasters, bunting and official teddy bears.

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Operations Manager Lisa Powers said the celebrations were intended to create a “home away from home” for expats living abroad and they had sought to cover “the whole British aspect from every angle”.

“We are creating a community home away from home to reflect the celebrations,” she told the PA news agency.

“It’s not possible for everyone to go home to party, so it’s for all expats who live here and want to be a part of the action.

“We have all sorts of different memorabilia, we sell buntings and freshly baked scones and sausage rolls for people to come down and buy and recreate tea parties at home.

“So we covered the whole British aspect from all angles.”






The Ye Olde Kings Head pub held celebrations to honor the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Ms. Powers, whose uncle founded King’s Head and has lived in California for 20 years, said the celebrations also drew many American visitors.

“They love it…everything about the royal family,” she said.

“They were taped to the TV today because we were showing UK coverage (of celebrations).”

She added that they had hired a Queen impersonator to “drop in” throughout the weekend but had been unsuccessful in acquiring a corgi.

The pub is also popular with British and Irish celebrities such as David Beckham, Kate Beckinsale, Pierce Brosnan and Sir Anthony Hopkins.

US rocker Ozzy Osbourne is also reportedly visiting the gift shop and is said to have spent thousands of dollars on British-brand chocolates.

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