Befitting: Queen Elizabeth’s diamond jubilee celebrations


The diamond jubilee celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne are being observed not only in the United Kingdom but all over the world. Head of Strategic Communication Pakistan Desk FCO London Katherine Fox said this during a press briefing. “In Pakistan, British High Commissioner Adam Thomson planted a tree at the British Residence in Islamabad to mark the occasion,” she said. The gesture is in consonance with the Woodland Trust’s campaign to plant 6 million trees in the UK to celebrate the Queens 2012 Diamond Jubilee. The objective is to create hundreds of Jubilee Woods and 60 Special Diamond Woods. The year 2012 marks 60 years since Queen Elizabeth II became the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. She is the second longest serving monarch in British history and has travelled more than any other sovereign having visited 116 countries including Pakistan. The reign of Queen Elizabeth II has provided a focus for national unity and identity and given a sense of stability and continuity to the United Kingdom.