In honor of Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years on the throne, more than one million “Jubilee” trees have been planted. The queen has thanked everyone who took part in a special project.

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Recently Queen Elizabeth has celebrated her 70th year on the throne. To commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee, people across the U.K. were invited to plant their trees. Officially this initiative was called the “Queen’s Green Canopy” initiative. To make this great initiative successful, a remarkable one million trees have been planted across the country.

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The Queen has shared a special message from her residence at Windsor Castle. The royal message said, “As the planting season draws to a close, I send my sincere thanks to everyone across the country who has planted a tree to celebrate my Platinum Jubilee.” It also stated, “I am deeply touched that so many community groups, schools, families, and individuals have made their unique contributions to the Green Canopy initiative. I hope your Jubilee trees flourish and grow for many years to come, for future generations to enjoy.”

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The monarch planted the first tree of the campaign in Windsor with her son and heir Prince Charles last October. At that time, she also took part in a ceremony with some children at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. The Queen’s family members including daughter-in-law Sophie, Kate Middleton, and Prince William took part in a tree-planting ceremony.