Queen’s letter thanks West Norfolk for a ‘memorable’ Accession Day

Royal letter sends 'warm wishes' to borough of King's Lynn and West Norfolk

A letter from Buckingham Palace has been sent to King's Lynn thanking West Norfolk for making the first day of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee a 'memorable occasion.'

Borough Mayor Colin Sampson read the note to members of the council and said he had been told it was one of the 'nicest letters' to come from the palace after a visit.

The Queen spent the first day of her 60th year on the throne in West Norfolk where she visited the historic town hall on the Saturday Market Place before visiting schoolchildren in Dersingham.

The letter, from a deputy private secretary on behalf of the Queen said:

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'The Queen has asked me to thank you for your support in making her visit to King's Lynn Town Hall such a colourful and memorable occasion.

'On the day of the 60th anniversary of the Queen's Accession the throne, her majesty was pleased to receive a loyal address from you on behalf of the people of West Norfolk. It was also a wonderful opportunity for the Queen to meet so many members of the local community on this very special day.

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'The Queen is fully award of the efforts involved in putting together a visit of this nature and has asked me to send her warm good wishes to you and to everyone who was involved in making the day such a success.'

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