"The events that I have attended to mark my Diamond Jubilee have been a humbling experience," she said. "It has touched me deeply to see so many thousands of families, neighbors and friends celebrating together in such a happy atmosphere."
She also spoke for her husband, Prince Phillip, who is is feeling better after being hospitalized and watched the festivities on TV.
"I hope that memories of all this year's happy events will brighten our lives for many years to come," the Queen went on to say. "I will continue to treasure and draw inspiration from the countless kindnesses shown to me in this country and throughout the Commonwealth."