Today, 6th February, is the 60th anniversary of HM The Queen's accession to the Throne. Her Majesty is only the second British monarch to reign for so long (Queen Victoria was the first).
The Queen has released a Diamond Jubilee message: http://www.royal.gov.uk/LatestNewsandDiary/Pressreleases/2012/TheQueensDiamondJubileemessage.aspx
I hope we will all join in celebrating 60 years of the Queen's reign and thanking Her Majesty for so many years of service to her people in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.
The focus of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations will be around the long weekend of 2-5 June, with parties and events taking place across the country. Look out for an announcement of how we will be celebrating at Connaught Hall!