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New portrait of the Queen unveiled at Southwark Council HQ

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A new photographic portrait of the Queen has been put on display in the reception area of Southwark Council's Tooley Street offices.

Cllr Althea Smith with the new portrait
Cllr Althea Smith with the new portrait

The portrait was unveiled by the Mayor of Southwark, Cllr Althea Smith, who said: "It is a great pleasure to be able to honour the Queen in this way. This year has been full of momentous events including the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, the Olympics and Paralympic Games and Jamaica's 50th year of independence, all of which have boosted civic life and made us all very proud to be British."

Cllr Peter John, leader of the council, said: "The national spirit has truly been ignited with such amazing events this year and the Queen as been the epitome of it all.

"I hope everyone is as proud as we are to have this piece of artwork here at our council offices."

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