Below is the text of Sir John Major’s comments on the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, published on the 6th February 2012 on the official web-site at http://www.jubileetribute.org/.
SIR JOHN MAJOR:
As Her Majesty The Queen celebrates her Diamond Jubilee she does so as the second longest serving Monarch in a thousand years of British history.
Her Majesty The Queen is Head of a Commonwealth of two billion people, in fifty-four nations over five Continents. At the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth last October, it was unanimously agreed to establish The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, to honour Her Majesty’s lifetime of duty, and create an enduring legacy to her sixty years of service.
The Trust, which was launched officially on 6th February 2012 – the 60th Anniversary of Her Majesty’s Accession – aims to raise funds from Governments, individuals, organisations and industry, to invest in projects that will make a real and lasting impact on the lives of people – of all generations – throughout the Commonwealth.