Platinum Jubilee: Veterans celebrate Her Majesty’s 70-year reign

Residents at Royal Star & Garter have reflected on Her Majesty The Queen’s 70-year reign and sent her their best wishes, ahead of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

In a video published by Royal Star & Garter, veterans sent goodwill messages and praised The Queen, who is also the charity’s Patron.

Royal Star & Garter provides loving, compassionate care to veterans and their partners living with disability or dementia, from Homes in Solihull, Surbiton and High Wycombe.

Sue, who lives at the Solihull Home with her husband Harry, a WWII Navy vet, congratulated The Queen and said:

“We have also been married for 70 years, so we know what 70 years is!”

Army veteran Paul, from Surbiton, said:

“I think we are very fortunate to have had her as our sovereign.”

Michael, an RAF veteran at the same Royal Star & Garter Home, said of the Jubilee:

“It’s a remarkable achievement, quite remarkable.”

Jean, from High Wycombe, added:

“I think she’s the most wonderful woman, and has done a magnificent job for everybody.”

The Queen has been Royal Star & Garter’s Patron since 1953. The charity will be holding a series of parties and events with residents at its Homes to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.

Royal Star & Garter is welcoming new residents. For more information go to www.starandgarter.org

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