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Sunday, 9 June, 2002, 12:37 GMT 13:37 UK
Sunday 02 June 2002
Duke of York
Duke of York

Sunday 2nd June 2002

Sir David Frost hosted a special Jubilee programme this morning, which was broadcast live from Buckingham Palace.

On the subject of the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he spoke to the Duke of York who paid a personal tribute to the Queen. He said she is the most "fantastic" mother and said all four children were devoted to her. Describing the Queen as the "nations embodiment" he also made clear his belief that she was determined to carry on serving her country as long as she could.

Lord Sterling, chairman of the Queen's Golden Jubilee Weekend Trust joined Sir David in the studio. They discussed the celebrations taking place up and down the county and compared today's celebrations with those of the Silver Jubilee in 1977. Sir David also spoke about the celebrations in Southport to the Mayor of Sefton as they are hoping to enter the Guinness Book of World Records by having the largest the street party in the country.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, speaking from Windsor Castle, recorded a special message for Breakfast with Frost. He paid tribute to the Queen for all she has done in this country and on the international stage, and said how much he was looking forward to sharing in these celebrations.

Lord Callaghan, who was the Queen Prime Minister at the time of the Silver Jubilee, spoke to Sir David about the relationship between the monarch and her Prime Ministers. He offered her respect, admiration and affection and said he believed she had a very good understanding of the constituitional proprieties. He also reconfirmed his views that the Queen should not abdicate. Sir David Frost was also joined by former Conservative Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath, but unfortunately technical problems prevented the interview from going ahead.

The singer Phil Collins and pop 'idol' Will Young joined Sir David from the gardens of Buckingham Place. They expressed huge excitement about the being included in the concert line up for the Party at the Palace tomorrow night as they will be joined on the stage by not only other stars such as Ozzy Osbourne and Aretha Franklin, but by the Royal Family themselves. Lorna Dickinson, the concert organiser, also spoke to to Sir David about the logistics of planning this enormous event.

Finally, moving away from sovereigns to soccer, Sir David was joined live from Japan by David Davies, Executive Director of the Football Association. The interview took place less than hour before England were about to start their first World Cup match, against Sweden. He was optimistic about his team's prospect of success in the competition and spoke of the warm welcome given to the team by the Japanese. In a pre-recorded interview, the England goal-keeper David Seaman spoke to Sir David about why he particularly enjoys being "in goal" talked about how he has had lots of "dreams" about winning the World Cup.

Cristina Odone, deputy editor of the New Statesman and Robert Lacey, the Queen's biographer, joined Sir David his review of the Sunday newspapers.

Duke of York

Lord Sterling, chairman of the Queen's Golden Jubilee Weekend Trust

Lord Callaghan

Lorna Dickinson and Phil Collins

Will Young

David Davies, executive director of the Football Association

David Seaman, England goalkeeper


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