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2011 Rex Procession

“This Sceptred Isle”

The theme for the 2011 Rex Procession was "This Sceptred Isle." In the Second Act of William Shakespeare's great play, Richard II, the Duke of Lancaster speaks the words from which the theme of the 2011 Procession was taken: "This royal throne of Kings, this sceptred isle... this England." These proud and patriotic words describe the Duke's feelings for the Island Kingdom, comprising England, Scotland, and Wales. This theme afforded many opportunities for students to learn more about the history and culture of the British Isles. Kings and Queens, poets and playwrights, and legends and myths abounded in the 2011 Rex Procession.