The Queen said the events to mark her Diamond Jubilee were a "humbling experience" which she hoped would "brighten our lives for many years to come".
In a special message of thanks recorded at Buckingham Palace the Queen said she was deeply touched to see so many people coming together to mark the occasion.
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The Queen acknowledged the huge challenge of organising the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
She said she would draw inspiration from the "countless kindnesses" shown to her in Britain and the Commonwealth.