Queen's Commonwealth lunch

The Queen is at a lunch with the Commonwealth heads of state to commemorate her Diamond Jubilee. Protesters are outside demonstrating against the Sri Lankan president who is accused of presiding over human rights abuses.

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Queen thanks nation for Diamond Jubilee celebrations

The Queen thanked the nation for a series of heart-warming Diamond Jubilee celebrations marking her 60 years on the throne.

In a televised address, produced by ITN and filmed at Buckingham Palace following the Jubilee Concert, the Queen said the events she had attended over the last four days had been a "humbling experience".

In a televised address the Queen thanks the nation for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations

She said: "It has touched me deeply to see so many thousands of families, neighbours and friends celebrating together in such a happy atmosphere."

She added: "I hope that memories of all this year's happy events will brighten our lives for many years to come.

"I will continue to treasure and draw inspiration from the countless kindnesses shown to me in this country and throughout the Commonwealth. Thank you all."

Royalist has collected 10,000 items of regal memorabilia

Royalist Margaret Tyler has over 10,000 pieces of regal memorabilia, has met the Queen several times and names rooms in her house after royal residences. Click here to watch ITV London's interview with the capital's biggest royalist.

Royal china, photographs, books - and gnomes. Credit: London Tonight
Margaret (far left) has met the Queen several times. Credit: London Tonight


Party leaders share a joke at St Paul's service

Political grievances appeared to be put to one side today as the leaders of the three main parties attended a service of thanksgiving for the Queen at St Paul's Cathedral.

David Cameron had his coalition partner Nick Clegg in stitches as he cracked a joke ahead of the service. Their wives, Samantha Cameron and Miriam Gonzalez Durantez, giggled at each other too.

David Cameron, shares a joke with wife Samantha Cameron, Nick Clegg and his wife Miriam Gonzalez Durantez Credit: PA Wire

Mr Cameron and Labour leader Ed Miliband waved across the aisle of the historic cathedral as they acknowledged each other.

David Cameron and Ed Miliband wave at each other across the aisle at St Paul's Cathedral Credit: PA Wire


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