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”Humbled and deeply touched” – The Queen says thank you for the heartfelt celebrations for her Platinum Jubilee


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The Queen has said her ”heart has been with you all” throughout her Platinum Jubilee celebrations in a powerful message that ended a weekend of festivities.

The message was shared as the Jubilee came to an end with a balcony appearance alongside the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge, her three direct heirs.

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Referring to her very special place in history, The Queen said there was ”there is no guidebook to follow”, adding ”I have been humbled and deeply touched that so many people have taken to the streets to celebrate my Platinum Jubilee.”

The Queen’s message reads:

”When it comes to how to mark seventy years as your Queen, there is no guidebook to follow. It really is a first. But I have been humbled and deeply touched that so many people have taken to the streets to celebrate my Platinum Jubilee.

While I may not have attended every event in person, my heart has been with you all; and I remain committed to serving you to the best of my ability, supported by my family.

I have been inspired by the kindness, joy and kinship that has been so evident in recent days, and I hope this renewed sense of togetherness will be felt for many years to come.

I thank you most sincerely for your good wishes and for the part you have all played in these happy celebrations.

ELIZABETH R

About author

Lydia Starbuck is Jubilee and Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton, a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. June has been a reporter, producer and editor, picking up several awards over the years. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.