BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, DECEMBER 7TH 2011 (CUOPM) – Commemorative memobrilla highlighting the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will go on display in the archway of the National Museum on Thursday.
Stanley Franks Jr. said the display which coincides with the visit of the 2,092-passenger cruise ship Queen Elizabeth, will highlight the relationship between Her Majesty with St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla and St. Kitts and Nevis.
He said coins commemorating the Queen’s Coronation in 1953, currency notes and stamps will be mounted.
So too will be stamps, coins commemorating her Silver and Golden Jubilee, photographs of Her Royal Visits to St. Kitts and Nevis and that of other members of the Royal Household including Princess Margaret and Prince Charles, as well as photos of the colonial Administrators and Governors as well as Governors-General.
Flags that flew over St. Kitts and Nevis since 1623 up to her Coronation as well as flags of the Presidency, the West Indies Federation, Statehood and Independence will also be on display.
Photos of local residents who were honoured by Queen Elizabeth will also be mounted.
Local resdients as well as visitors from the Queen Elizabeth II will be able to view the display which opens at 9 a.m. on Thursday.
Re-enactments of the Battle between the British and French for St. Kitts and the marriage of Lord Horatio Nelson to Nevisian beauty, Fannie Nisbett; a Royal Visit to St. Kitts and Nevis and a Ceremonial Parade and Recital, are among several events planned to mark the Diamond Jubilee Celebration.
The activities were unveiled at a ceremony under the distinguished patronage of the Governor General His Excellency Sir Cuthbert Sebastian.
The events, which will run from November 2011 to June 2012, include the visit of the Queen Elizabeth II cruise liner on December 6th 2011; a Ceremonial Parade and Recital on February 6th 2012; a Royal Visit to St. Kitts and Nevis in February 2012 and the official designation of the Royal St. Kitts National Park and the Royal Nevis Botanical Garden in February 2012; Re-enactment of the marriage of Lord Horatio Nelson to Nevisian beauty Fannie Nisbett on 29th March 2012; Re-enactment of the Battle between the British and French on 31st March 2012 and an Official Ceremony and Ecumenical Service on June 3rd 2012.
Also announced during the event at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank’s Sir Cecil Jacobs auditorium were the launch of a school awareness programme in November 2011; Information Display at Schools and Government websites between December 2011 and June 2012; National Greening Competition between December 2011 and June 2012; Commemorative Stamp Competition in the period January 2012 to March 2012; Week of Volunteerism and announcement of winners in the various competitions in March 2012; Distribution of Awards and Prizes and release of Commemorative Stamp in April 2012 and a six-mile Diamond Jubilee Walk in May 2012.