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Queen receives 131,000 goodwill letters and emails for Jubilee

Staff in the Correspondence Office at Buckingham Palace, London with letters sent to Queen Elizabeth II for her Diamond Jubilee. Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire/PA Images

The Diamond Jubilee has given a boost to the Queen's post bag taking the total to over 130,000 letters and messages in HM’s Diamond Jubilee year. This includes over 60,000 “Jubilee” letters, and over 71,000 electronic messages of congratulations through the official Diamond Jubilee website.

Forty five sacks of mail were delivered to Buckingham Palace following last weekend’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in London and the Correspondence Office at the Palace is expecting a further increase in messages next week as people write over the coming days.

The events of the Jubilee weekend were followed by huge numbers of people around the world on the British Monarchy website, the official Diamond Jubilee website, the Monarchy Flickr account, the Royal Channel on YouTube, the Monarchy Facebook page and the Royal Twitter account.