The Queen makes Diamond Jubilee address to Houses of Parliament

March 20, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Celebrations to honour The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee have been underway for a number of weeks. The Queen has been accompanied by members of the royal family in various outings on the Diamond Jubilee tour and Prince Harry recently returned from a royal visit to the Caribbean which he carried out on his grandmother’s behalf.

However, today saw a monumental milestone in the Queen’s Jubilee tour as she addressed the Houses of Parliament in Westminster Hall in a speech which celebrated her 60 year reign.

the Queen Addressing Houses of Parliament

The Queen making an address to Houses of Parliament

Dressed in a deep yellow coat and matching hat- a perfect choice for the first day of spring– Her Majesty spoke to MP’s, Peers and Prime Ministers from past and present. She thanked the nation, honoured the armed forces and expressed gratitude towards her family for the continued support throughout her reign putting a particular emphasis on the constant support of the Duke of Edinburgh.

diamond jubilee window

The Queen's jubilee window

During the rare address in Westminster, only her sixth time speaking to both Houses of Parliament, the Queen was presented with Diamond Jubilee window which was a gift from the members of both Houses. It is thought that the window will be installed into Westminster Hall later in the year.

The occasion is one which looks incredibly grand and appropriately notes the admiration which parliament has for the Queen and her tireless work. Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, said today, ‘Sixty years of stability. Sixty years of security. Sixty years of certainty. Sixty years of sacrifice. Sixty years of service.’

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