A large section of the Antarctic was named in honour of the Queen as she attended her final Diamond Jubilee event of a momentous year.
Foreign Secretary William Hague made the announcement after taking the Queen on a tour of the historic Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) building in the heart of Whitehall.
The southern part of the British Antarctic Territory has been named Queen Elizabeth Land in honour of her 60-year reign.
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