Wishing Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II loyal greetings, and the warmest congratulations on Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee. The Queen is the official Head of State of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and 15 other Commonwealth realms. The elder daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, she was born in 1926 and became Queen at the age of 25, and has reigned through six decades of enormous social change and development.
She is one of the world's longest serving Monarchs. It makes me proud to be part of the Commonwealth (along with my friends from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and many afar lands!). I fondly recall briefly meeting Her Majesty in 1996 at a musical function organised for schools in Westminster. It was a very proud moment indeed.
I am in Guangzhou (China), there are a few parties have been organised by the British expat community, but of course, nothing compared to the great street parties back in the United Kingdom.
The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 54 countries (independent states), working together in the common interests of their citizens for development, democracy and peace.
The Commonwealth is home to two billion citizens of all faiths and ethnicities and includes some of the world's largest, smallest, richest and poorest countries. Over half of its citizens are 25 or under. The Commonwealth is an immediate symbol of unity because it brings along a cocktail of cultures together.
In my viewpoint the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is a very proud occasion for all British people, as well as those from the Commonwealth countries.
- Navjot Singh
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