LONDON, England: Queen Elizabeth has received a specially-commissioned music box from the UK government to mark her Platinum Jubilee.
The box depicts, on its lid, the black front door of the Prime Minister’s office at Number 10 Downing Street.
To celebrate the 96 year-old monarch’s 70 years on the British throne, an extended public holiday and a series of events were held, culminating last weekend in an appearance on the balcony of her palace after a pageant in London.
As per tradition, the government marked the occasion with a gift, a platinum mounted, enamel-on-copper music box that featured portraits of the 14 British prime ministers who served during the reign of Queen Elizabeth. When opened, the box plays Handel’s Hallelujah.
“On the inside lid, an inscription, including the names of the Cabinet, can be found as a token gesture to illustrate their unwavering admiration and respect for her dedication, and service to her people and her beloved Commonwealth,” the office of Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.