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The Golden Jubilee 1952-2002

I met the Queen

Anthony Stoddart
Margaret Obi
Sarah Hickerson
Gavin Owen
Pam Shearer
Gary Bridle
Margaret Obi's seven-year-old daughter Des'ree followed in her mother's footsteps when she recently presented a bouquet of flowers to the Queen on the Golden Jubilee Tour. Margaret, 31, a marketing consultant from Kent, did the same in 1977.

"I met the Queen 25 years ago during her Silver Jubilee celebrations.

"I was the May Queen for my primary school and was chosen to give her a bouquet of flowers.

"It's now her Golden Jubilee year and I have a seven-year-old daughter who presented a bouquet to the Queen too.

"History is repeating itself and we're all very excited. It's a dream come true!

"We had originally planned to take my daughter to Buckingham Palace for the Jubilee Concert as it would have been the icing of the cake for Des'ree during this jubilee year.

"But unfortunately, we were unable to secure any tickets (boo hoo).

"So my family and I will be celebrating at home with a few friends and will be attending the local celebrations being organised.

"I think the monarchy is a very important part of British heritage and the British way of life.

"Ever since I met the Queen all those years ago as a child, I have saved a special place in my heart for her.

"And now that my daughter has also shared the experience of meeting the Queen, she feels the same."

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