The Jubilee Time Capsule is now closed for contributions. We've had over 37,000 people join us to help gather more than 80,000 items and it's not quite the end of the story.
The Diamond Jubilee is the 60th Anniversary of HM Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and Headship of the Commonwealth. The last monarch to celebrate their Diamond Jubilee was Queen Victoria in 1897.
Jubilee celebrations have taken place across the Commonwealth throughout 2012.
On Wednesday 14th November Her Majesty The Queen, Patron of the Royal Commonwealth Society and Head of the Commonwealth, visited the RCS to receive the sealed Jubilee Time Capsule.
Her Majesty was presented with the Diamond (re)Collection (top 60 entries) as chosen by a panel of distinguished judges.
The Diamond (re)Collection was presented on a tablet computer and will be housed at the Royal Collection, Windsor.
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Founded in 1868, the RCS is the oldest and largest non-governmental organisation devoted to the modern Commonwealth. It conducts a range of events, activities and programmes aimed at promoting international understanding. It has a Royal Charter and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is patron. Headquartered at the Commonwealth Club in London, the RCS has some 4000 members in the UK and a presence in 40 Commonwealth countries through a network of branches and Commonwealth societies. The RCS is a registered charity in England & Wales. www.thercs.org.
In the past, the RCS has run a series of pan-Commonwealth engagement projects, including the Commonwealth Conversation; the largest ever public consultation on the future of the Commonwealth.
The charity also regularly conducts research into topics of international interest, from the trade benefits of being a Commonwealth member state to where the best and worst countries are to be born a girl within the Commonwealth. These reports can be found here.
Run by the RCS since 1883, the Commonwealth Essay Competition is the world's oldest and largest schools' international writing competition. Past winners include Mr Lee Hsien Loong, the Prime Minister of Singapore and Elspeth Huxley.
The competition celebrates and nurtures the creative talents of young people across the Commonwealth, providing a platform for students to compete with their peers in each of the 54 nations which make up this unique association. The competition is free to enter and entrants are judged in two age groups, Junior (under 14 years) and Senior (14-18 years).
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