I was delighted to receive a letter today from the Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, Sir David Brewer. Sir David is The Queen’s representative in Greater London and responsible for the promotion of civic, commercial, voluntary and social activities, including the recent Diamond Jubilee visit to Krishna Avanti School.
He said: “Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee visit to north London on Thursday 29th March was a huge success and I am sure you will have seen the superb coverage in the media. This triumphant visit was due in no small measure to the dedication, professionalism, hard work, and positive “can-do” attitude of your staff in the London Borough of Harrow and you should feel extremely proud of all that has been achieved.
I would also like to thank you for being such gracious hosts and, looking back over a year ago, for submitting such an exciting original proposal. The residents of Harrow and North-West London were superb, attending in such large numbers, and the affection that they hold for The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh was particularly evident. This, coupled with the excellent performances and displays from so many different and diverse groups made for a wonderful experience.
Please convey my sincere thanks and congratulations, together with those of my staff, to all those involved.”
At the end of the typed letter he included a hand written comment ‘It could not have been better.’ I couldn’t agree more and assured Sir David that the visit was just the start and that Harrow Council is going full ahead to make the rest of the Diamond Jubilee a success.