This weekend will see thousands of events taking place across the UK, celebrating our Queen’s Jubilee.
From an early age the Queen showed us what sort of monarch she would be. Whilst in South Africa on her 21st birthday she poignantly said: “I dedicate my life, be it long or short to the service of our great family of nations.”
During her reign the Queen has dedicated 60 years of her life serving our country. She is currently the Patron of over 600 charities and organisations, over 400 of which she has held since 1952.
She has answered over 3.5million items of correspondence and every year hosts more than 58,000 people at banquets, lunches, dinners, receptions and garden parties at Buckingham Palace and Holyroodhouse.
Across Croydon hundreds of street parties have been organised and I am looking forward to celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee this weekend.