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Queen Elizabeth II marks 70 Years on the Throne; Dame Froyla Attends Jubilee Weekend

Belize’s Governor General, Dame Froyla Tzalam will be attending events marking Queen Elizabeth the Second’s Platinum Jubilee. Dame Froyla is joining other Governor Generals and Heads of State of the Commonwealth nations and the rest of the world in marking the anniversary of the queen’s 70th year on the throne. Several activities have been taking place into the run-up of this occasion, which culminates with Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend, a program of events, which continue tomorrow.  On June 2, 1952, the then Princess Elizabeth ascended to the throne, succeeding her father, King George the Sixth, who died after sixteen years on the throne. Queen Elizabeth the Second is the longest serving British monarch in history and is considered the most traveled of all British monarchs. She visited Belize twice – in 1985 and 1994 – and on both occasions, the late Prime Minister Sir Doctor Manuel Esquivel was the head of Government.  As part of the activities, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – Prince William and his wife, Catherine Middleton, respectively – visited Belize this past March. While the Governor General is away, the Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff, Ambassador Stuart Leslie is acting as the GG.