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Celebrating The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

The Official Residences of the Governor-General are being illuminated in purple to begin a yearlong celebration marking Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Images of Government House and Admiralty House illuminated in purple available here.

“Her Majesty has a deep, genuine and warm connection to Australia and Australians. She is a symbol of our history, represents our modern links to the Commonwealth and is an exemplar of service and dedication – characteristics that are important to our national identity,” the Governor-General said.

“I’ve written to Her Majesty conveying my congratulations and Australia’s ongoing affection and loyalty.

“Linda and I look forward to joining Australians in recognising and celebrating Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee. It is remarkable to think that 70 years ago, aged just 25, Her Majesty ascended to the Throne and began her remarkable reign. It is a time to celebrate her service, commitment and passion for the people of Australia and the Commonwealth.”

The illumination of Government House in Canberra and Admiralty House in Sydney, along with other iconic buildings and monuments across Australia, are the first of a series of events to recognise the Platinum Jubilee.

These include the Governor-General and Mrs Hurley hosting dedicated community events at Government House and Admiralty House and other events to be announced over the course of the year.