Queen’s Jubilee 2012 stamps by Gibraltar

Queen's Jubilee 2012 stamps by Gibraltar

Gibraltar Post has released a new stamp issue to celebrate 60 years of The Queen's Accession.

The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II is the planned international celebration in 2012 marking the 60th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II to the thrones of seven countries, upon the death of her father, King George VI, on 6 February 1952. Queen Victoria in 1897 is thus far the only other monarch in the histories of Britain, Canada, and a few other Commonwealth realms to have celebrated a Diamond Jubilee.

In the United Kingdom, national and regional events have been planned to mark the Diamond Jubilee. An extra bank holiday would take place on Tuesday, 5 June 2012 meaning this will result in a four-day holiday in honour of the Diamond Jubilee, coinciding with the Queen's Official Birthday in the United Kingdom, also on 4 June.

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