Presiding Officer sends jubilee scroll to mark the Queen’s 60th year on throne
29 May 2012
The National Assembly for Wales’s Presiding Officer, Rosemary Butler AM, has sent the Queen a gift on behalf of the National Assembly, to mark her Diamond Jubilee.
On 5 June, Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate 60 years on the throne, which will be marked by events and parties across Wales.
To mark the occasion, the Presiding Officer is sending her a commemorative scroll in both English and Welsh, a framed copy of which will be on display at the Senedd until 15 June.
“It is fitting that the people of Wales recognise the enormous amount of work that the Queen has done for Wales in her 60 years on the throne,” said Mrs Butler.
“I know that communities across Wales are doing various things to mark this milestone for our monarch.
“I believe it is right, that on behalf of everyone in Wales, the National Assembly for Wales marks this Jubilee.”
The scroll was designed and created by renowned Carmarthen-based calligrapher and stone mason Ieuan Rees.
Ieuan graduated from the Royal College of Art with a Master of Design Degree in 1967 and has worked as a freelance artist/craftsman for over 40 years.
He is regarded as one of Britain’s most versatile artist/craftsmen in the fields of lettering, letter carving, calligraphy, architectural lettering and graphic communication.
“It was an honour to be asked by the Presiding Officer of the National Assembly for Wales to design a commemorative scroll on the legislature’s behalf to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee,” said Mr Rees.
“The design, while intentionally simple and dignified, has been crafted to highlight the sincerity of the message from Rosemary Butler on behalf of the Assembly to Her Majesty on this remarkable achievement.”
The scroll will be accompanied by a letter from the Presiding Officer congratulating the Queen on her Diamond Jubilee.