Britain’s Prince Charles paid tribute to his mother, Queen Elizabeth, and congratulated her “remarkable achievement” as she celebrated 70 years on the throne on Sunday.
The Prince of Wales, 73, said the anniversary was an opportunity for the country to unite and celebrate her service.
“The year of this unprecedented Platinum Jubilee brings an opportunity for us all to come together in celebrating the service of The Queen, by whose example we will continue to be led in the years to come,” he said in a statement.
Charles noted her “remarkable achievement” of “serving this nation, the Realms and Commonwealth” since she ascended to the throne on Feb. 6, 1952, following the death of her father, King George VI.
“The Queen’s devotion to the welfare of her people inspires still greater admiration with each passing year,” he said.
He also thanked the queen for her statement Saturday that she hoped the heir to the throne’s wife, Camilla, would become Queen Consort when he becomes king.
“We are deeply conscious of the honor represented by my mother’s wish,” he said in a statement. “As we have sought together to serve and support Her Majesty and the people of our communities, my darling wife has been my own steadfast support throughout.”
With Post wires