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SIXTY DIAMOND JUBILEE ROSES
SIXTY Tynwald rose bushes will be delivered to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth this week in celebration of her Diamond Jubilee.
They have been sent with a letter of congratulations from the Chief Minister on behalf of the Government and people of the Isle of Man to mark the 60th Anniversary of Her Majesty’s Accession.
It is expected that the rose bushes – selected, grown and supplied by Watson’s of Greeba – will be planted in the gardens of the Royal residence of Frogmore House, adjacent to Windsor Castle.
The hybrid tea roses have large, fragrant, cream-coloured flowers and were originally bred to commemorate the Tynwald Millennium in 1979.
The gift forms part of the Isle of Man’s contribution to celebrations taking place across the Commonwealth to honour The Queen, who is the Manx Head of State and Lord of Mann.
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