St Helena will once again join more than 200 Beacon locations in uniting the nation in common celebration of HM Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th Birthday – following the lighting of the Principal Beacon in London by Her Majesty The Queen.

On St Helena, the special gas fuelled Beacon produced for The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in June 2012, with a unique burner head in the shape of a diamond, will be lit by the Hon Speaker, Eric Benjamin, in the Mule Yard on Thursday 21 April 2016 at 7.30pm.  This year the event, in conjunction with Corporate Services, is being organised by the Girl Guiding Association on St Helena.

The event will open at 7pm with an orchestral piece, followed by prayers, poems, greetings, quotes and songs presented by the Girl Guiding Association and the reading of Prince Charles’ message by Acting Governor, Sean Burns.  HM Queen Elizabeth II will be honoured in celebratory fashion by those in attendance singing ‘Happy Birthday’ and highlighting this remarkable milestone of HM The Queen’s life.

Refreshments and stalls will be available following the official ceremony.


19 April 2016







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