In 60 photos the Queen celebrates 60 Years of “utter self-sacrifice”
IN 60 photos the celebrations to mark 60 years of Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth 2 on the throne.
Before 2000 guests at Westminster Abbey, The Archbishop of Canterbury commended the Queen’s “utter self-sacrifice” ever since holy oils anointed her Queen on June, 2, 1953.
The Most Reverent Justin Welby went on:
“In those moments of prayer are symbolised the basis for the greatness of this country. In their silence lies God’s call. In their humility lies God’s authority. In their resulting service lies God’s perfect freedom. What follows is the joy of security that comes from obeying God alone… When we obey God’s call, whoever we are, leading Government or quietly serving our local community, we establish a country that is open-handed and open-hearted, serving others with joy.
In such service we become Britain at its best. We know how to celebrate – as again last year in the Olympics. We know how to comfort and grieve – as on the streets of Woolwich, in the courage of passersby and police.”
Her Majesty wore an Angela Kelly dress with matching hat and what appeared to be blue rollers in her hair.