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Island prepares to join Queen’s diamond jubilation

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Official jubilee beacon logo - a flame graphic

A diamond of light will shine out from St Helena when the island joins worldwide celebrations of the Queen’s 60 years on the British throne.

Five Jubilee beacons that have been despatched to the island will be the “most remote” of 2,012 that will be lit at the end of a day of festivities on 4 June.

The remaining 2,007 beacons will be set up across the UK, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, the Commonwealth and other British Overseas Territories.

St Helena's jubilee poster, with union flagsThe last to be lit will be ignited by the Queen herself in London.

Mike Dean, Tourism Development Executive for St Helena, says: “We are looking forward to welcoming the beacons and playing a part in the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations.

“Even though we will be the most remote destination to be part of the occasion, there is a strong sense of patriotism and festive spirit.”

The St Helena beacons will be set up at points around the island to form a diamond shape.

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Official Diamond Jubilee beacons website

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