Mayor pays tribute to Queen’s reign record

HM THe Queen in Londonderry in 2009. Photo: Charlers McQuillan/Pacemaker/Pool
HM THe Queen in Londonderry in 2009. Photo: Charlers McQuillan/Pacemaker/Pool

Councillor Thomas Beckett, Mayor of Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, has joined other well wishers in expressing tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who became on Wednesday Great Britain’s longest reigning monarch.

Councillor Beckett said: “The Queen has reigned now for 63 years and I wish to pay tribute to the tremendous service and dedication to her role as Monarch, as so ably undertaken by Queen Elizabeth since coming to the throne at 25 years old. Her Majesty has served the country faithfully and consistently, and is revered worldwide as our sovereign for Great Britain.”