Alston, NCD, Jun 2 – Siroccans have come together to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s diamond jubilee this weekend to mark her sixtieth year on the throne.
Celebrations today have involved street parties in Alston, flags flying and the playing of God Save the Queen. While Sirocco is not a part of the Commonwealth and does not share Elizabeth II as head of state with countries including New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, many Siroccans still revere her.
Premier Daniel Anderson today praised Her Majesty’s reign and its longevity in a speech in Alston today.
In February 1952, Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne after the death of her father. In the sixty years from then to now, despite the changes our world has taken since the wary but hopeful early 1950s, she has moved with the times, and through the ups and downs we have always kept her close. I speak for all Siroccans when I say to Her Majesty that she has done a stirling job and that we all look forward to many, many more years with her at the helm.
Sirocco is known for having a strong affiliation to Britain, with great interest in the country and very high approval rates of Her Majesty. It has been said Sirocco is a republic because there is no person that could surpass Her Majesty as monarch.
The Premier announced that this Monday (June 4) would be a public holiday nationwide. Festivities are expected to continue through the weekend.