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A seasonal message from the Lord-Lieutenant of Kent

PUBLISHED: 11:38 12 December 2012 | UPDATED: 22:29 20 February 2013

A seasonal message from the Lord-Lieutenant of Kent

A seasonal message from the Lord-Lieutenant of Kent

Viscount De L'Isle MBE, The Queen's representative in Kent, looks back on a remarkable year

A seasonal message to all Kent Life readers from the Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, The Viscount De LIsle MBE, The Queensrepresentative in the county



As this year draws to its close, we can look back with pride and satisfaction. The Jubilee celebrations were a wonderful demonstration of devotion and loyalty to HM The Queen while at the same time thanking her for her dedicated service to us and the Commonwealth for over 60 years.


Many events were held across Kent, especially during the main Jubilee Weekend 2-5 June, which brought us all together, as communities and as a nation.


One of the lasting legacies of the Diamond Jubilee will be the many trees planted by individuals and groups across the county. The Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Challenge has seen at least 57 fields and open spaces placed in Trust in Kent, so they may be enjoyed in perpetuity for leisure and recreation.


Preparations for the Olympics and Paralympics were long and hard. But the result was an incredible feat of organisation and festival of sport that dazzled the world, united the nation and generated so much pride in our country, both at home and abroad.


Our sportsmen and women, many from Kent, gave an amazing display of their talent and determination. Our remarkable Torch Relay participants, Games Makers, Kent Greeters and so many other volunteers demonstrated - and continue to demonstrate - all that is good about Britain and our county. They deserve our warmest thanks.


Please take a moment to remember our servicemen deployed on operation overseas this Christmas and their families left here in our care. Our thoughts, too, are with the emergency services, those caring for others, and those who are ill or alone.


On Sunday 2 June 2013 we will celebrate the 60th Anniversary of The Queens coronation; Church Services held that day should reflect the occasion.


May I wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and joyous 2013.

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