News release

Nova Scotians to Celebrate Queen's Diamond Jubilee

For only the second time in Canadian history, there will be a Diamond Jubilee, and Nova Scotians will have a number of opportunities to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's service to Canada and the Commonwealth.

In 2012, the Jubilee will commemorate Her Majesty's 60th anniversary as Queen. The only previous such occasion was for Queen Victoria in 1897.

"Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee will provide Nova Scotians with the opportunity to again show their affection and admiration for the Queen," said Deputy Premier Frank Corbett.

"Our province had the opportunity to show our gratitude to Her Majesty and His Royal Highness during the Royal Couple's tour last summer, and to reflect on the personal ties we have with the monarchy."

Lt.-Gov. Mayann Francis said Nova Scotia has always been among Canada's most dedicated supporters of the Royal family.

"The Diamond Jubilee is a perfect opportunity for young people to understand the significance of Her Majesty's reign in our nation's development," said Lt.-Gov. Francis. "I can think of no better occasion to celebrate the democratic principles she embodies as Canada's Head of State."

A number of events, co-ordinated by the provincial Protocol Office, are being planned throughout the year to celebrate the Feb. 6, 2012 anniversary of Her Majesty becoming Queen.

Nova Scotia has been honoured to host Her Majesty and His Royal Highness during five tours to the province.

For more information on the Diamond Jubille, visit www.gg.ca/diamondjubilee .

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Nova Scotia will have a number of celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne.

The anniversary is February 6th, 2012, but events are being planned throughout the year.

Deputy Premier Frank Corbett says the Diamond Jubilee will provide Nova Scotians with an opportunity to once again show their affection and admiration for the Queen.

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