Tribute to Her Majesty the Queen

Children with Union flags at party at Bishopthorpe Palace

At Her Majesty The Queen's Coronation,  Archbishop Fisher placed on the Queen’s wrists two newly made gold bracelets, presented by a number of the overseas realms and territories as a symbol of the Commonwealth. As he did so he said these words: “Receive the bracelets of sincerity and wisdom, both for tokens of the Lord’s protection embracing you on every side; and also for symbols and pledges of that bond which unites you to your Peoples.”

Marking the occasion of The Queen's 90th birthday, the Archbishop of York gave the Lords' Tribute in the House of Lords, giving thanks for the Lord’s protection that has embraced Her Majesty on every side these many years. "We also want to pay tribute to the sincerity, wisdom and devotion which she has consistently manifested throughout her long and glorious reign. They have served greatly to strengthen that bond between the Sovereign and all her Peoples." 

The Archbishop also wrote about the Queen's life long commitment on her becoming the longest-reigning British head of state and of how her love and devotion to God and to her people throughout her reign has set us a fine example of selfless and generous service.  A Party at the Palace event, fundraising for St Leonard's Hospice, has been held in the grounds of Bishopthorpe palace in respect of HM The Queen's 90th birthday celebrations and also to mark the Diamond Jubilee in 2012.