Queen El­iz­a­beth II’s Di­a­mond Ju­bilee

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Though Prince Wil­liam and Cather­ine, Duchess of Cam­bridge, dom­i­nated royal dis­course with their wed­ding and first of­fi­cial visit to Canada the pre­vi­ous year, Queen El­iz­a­beth II owned 2012. In her 86th year, the Queen be­came only the sec­ond Bri­tish monarch to cel­e­brate 60 years on the throne – the other be­ing her great-great-grand­mother, Queen Vic­to­ria. The Royal Fam­ily fanned out across the globe to lead cel­e­bra­tions while, at home, the Queen opened the Olympic Sum­mer Games in Lon­don by seem­ing to para­chute from a he­li­copter along­side Bond, James Bond. No won­der Bank of Canada gov­er­nor Mark Car­ney, who en­sured Canada’s econ­omy was shaken but not stirred dur­ing the Great Re­ces­sion, chose that year to en­ter into Her Majesty’s ser­vice by hop­ping across the pond to as­sume the role of gov­er­nor of the Bank of Eng­land.

Queen El­iz­a­beth II wears a recre­ation of her corona­tion di­a­dem fea­tur­ing 1,000 diamonds to cel­e­brate her 2012 Di­a­mond Ju­bilee in a por­trait by Chris Levine.

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