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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Queen's Diamond Jubilee


Eight new stamps featuring memorable events of the Queen's reign have been launched to mark her Diamond Jubilee.
They feature images of The Queen performing her official duties both in the UK and on the world stage.
The earliest stamp shows the Queen delivering the first televised Christmas broadcast in 1957.
The most recent shows her inspecting the 2nd Battalion Royal Welsh, as Commander-in-Chief of the UK's Armed Forces, half a century later in 2007.
Other images include the Queen at events to mark her Silver and Golden Jubilees, Trooping the Colour in 1986 and a Garter Ceremony in 1997.
On the international stage, she is pictured making an address to the United Nations in 1957 and at the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia, in 1982.
Moya Greene, Chief Executive, Royal Mail, said: "The Diamond Jubilee, only the second in royal history, is a very important anniversary. The whole world's attention will be drawn towards this special occasion.
"We are proud to mark the occasion by celebrating the official roles of The Queen with distinctive and memorable images, many of which have not been widely seen before."

In 2012, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Diamond Jubilee, marking 60 years as sovereign. She acceded to the throne on 6 February 1952, following the death of King George VI.
Throughout her reign the Queen's priorities have been loyalty and service to her people. The Diamond Jubilee provides Australia - along with Britain and other Commonwealth countries - the opportunity to celebrate her dedication to duty, and the grace and strength she has brought to her public life and role of monarch.

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