In a message of thanks to the nation, the Queen says she and Prince Philip have been ‘deeply moved’ by the ‘support and encouragement’ from they have received on the 60th anniversary of her reign.
She added: "In this special year, as I dedicate myself anew to your service, I hope we will all be reminded of the power of togetherness and the convening strength of family, friendship and good neighbourliness."
The monarch usually spends February 6 in private remembering her father George VI as it is also the anniversary of his death.
But she broke with tradition to visit a nursery where children performed a play about her life. HELLO! magazine is celebrating the and has dedicated a special edition for the occasion.
To mark the Diamond Jubilee HELLO! has released a special souvenir edition, packed with fabulous pictures and tributes.
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