QUEEN: I’M HERE TO STAY
THE Queen has pledged to carry on in the service of the UK and its people as she reaches her Diamond Jubilee.
Speaking to Parliament, she said the celebration of her 60 years on the throne was a chance “to come together in a spirit of neighbourliness and celebration”.
The Queen also praised Prince Philip for his “constant strength”.
Hundreds of dignitaries, including PM David Cameron and Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, listened to the speech, which was greeted with a standing ovation.
The Queen paid tribute to British virtues of “resilience, ingenuity and tolerance” and added: “I have been privileged to witness some of that history and, with the support of my family, rededicate myself to the service of our great country and its people now and in the years to come.”