The Queen Hopes Jubilee Events Will 'Brighten Our Lives'

06/05/2012 AT 02:15 PM EDT

Call it The Queen's Speech.

On Tuesday, the guest of honor at this week's Diamond Jubilee addressed the masses, thanking everyone for their efforts and commenting on the celebrations.

Dressed in blue and accessorized in pearls and brooches, Queen Elizabeth II presented her Diamond Jubilee Message standing in front of Prince William and Kate's engagement portrait.

"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."
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