On this weekend which, in the United Kingdom, is dedicated to celebrating the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's accession to the throne, the Clan Hay Society sends warm congratulations to the Queen of Scots on achieving only the second Diamond Jubilee in our history.
The late Lord Charteris of Amisfield, the Scotsman who was Her Majesty's first Private Secretary, told her shortly after her accession that her role was to spread a carpet of happiness wherever she went. She has surely held true to this advice throughout her long reign, whilst actively and positively representing the United Kingdom throughout the world and fostering a spirit of unity and co-operation both in the UK and in the Commonwealth.
Four days of celebration are planned throughout Scotland for this event, in recognition of Her Majesty's huge committment to Scotland and her well defined Scottish ancestry. Her mother, the late Queen Mother, was herself a Scot, and it is well remembered that the current Royal House owes its position to the fact that their ancestor, James VI of Scotland, became King of England in 1603 when the English royal family died out.
The Clan Hay Society sends Her Majesty and the Royal Family our sincere best wishes.