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The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Message, 5 June 2012

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Her Majesty’s special broadcast of thanks following the Central Weekend’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Message. © Press Association

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Message. © Press Association

The Queen has spoken of events to mark her Diamond Jubilee as a “humbling experience” which she hoped would “brighten our lives for many years to come” in a special message of thanks.

The message was recorded in the Presence Room in Buckingham Palace prior to the Jubilee Concert on 4 June 2012.

Watch the speech on YouTube:

Transcript:

The events that I have attended to mark my Diamond Jubilee have been a humbling experience. It has touched me deeply to see so many thousands of families, neighbours and friends celebrating together in such a happy atmosphere.

But Prince Philip and I want to take this opportunity to offer our special thanks and appreciation to all those who have had a hand in organising these Jubilee celebrations. It has been a massive challenge, and I am sure that everyone who has enjoyed these festive occasions realises how much work has been involved.

I hope that memories of all this year’s happy events will brighten our lives for many years to come. I will continue to treasure and draw inspiration from the countless kindnesses shown to me in this country and throughout the Commonwealth. Thank you all.

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