Friday, 30 March 2012

Queen launches Jubilee visits in Ilford!

Our Queen looked dazzling in her light blue dress.

My daughters Naomi and Hannah loved the event it was a real thrill to see the Queen.

Union Jacks aloft to celebrate this auspicious visit.

Simply lovin it!

Sgt Dave Somerville told us the best location to wait to see the Queen and the tell tale signs to look out for!

Boris Johnson made an entrance and welcomed visitors.

Boris came over and shook hands with Wilson after recognising him as a winner of a London Peace Award in 2010 and runner-up in 2011.

When Queen Elizabeth II visited Ilford to launch her Jubilee visits across the UK, she was met by thousands in Valentines Park.  The event had a huge local guest list including school children and councillors and council officers.  

The event in Valentines Park led to a 4 day Jubilee celebration including funfair and Valentines Mansion exhibition and was only the second time our Queen visited Ilford.  A plaque has been revealed in Valentines Gardens that will be a lasting record of this favourable visit.

Ilford used to be an unknown suburb of London, yet in recent times it has become the most popular  location to visit in the country say TripAdvisor:

This visit by the Queen will no doubt do those that promote the area a huge favour.

Naomi Chowdhry (4yrs) spoke about the Queens visit:

"The Queen looks like a beautiful butterfly.  I want to buy a blue princess dress just like hers!"

Wilson Chowdhry said;

"This was a once in a lifetime event and I am just glad that I was able to attend as I know of many who could not. The atmosphere was electric and contained the level of excitement that only Redbridge can produce.  The Queen certainly chose a great location to start of her Jubilee visits!"  

Learn about other Jubilee visits here:

To mark 60 years of The Queen's reign the Diamond Jubilee will take place in 2012. The celebrations will centre around an extended weekend in 2012 on 2, 3, 4 and 5 June.
Find out what is being planned to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee and how you can take part.

60 years of The Queen's reign

The Queen came to the throne on 6 February 1952 and her coronation took place on 2 June 1953.
She celebrated her Silver Jubilee (25 years) in 1977 and her Golden Jubilee (50 years) in 2002.

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