The sixtieth anniversary of the Queen's accession to the throne fell on 6 February 2012, and this summer sees a wide variety of events to mark Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee. The main public celebrations took place on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th of June, and the Heralds or officers of arms participated in two of these events.

To hear a lecture delivered under this title in March 2012 by Dr Adrian Ailes of The National Archives, see here.

Proclamation of Accession of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: On 8 February 1952, the Accession of The Queen was proclaimed by Garter King of Arms at St James's Palace; by Lancaster Herald at the site of the original Charing Cross; by Norroy and Ulster King of Arms at Temple Bar on the edge of the City of London; and at the Royal Exchange in the heart of the City. The heralds were accompanied by detachments of the Household Cavalry, with the State Trumpeters.

Illustrated left are the Arms and Crest granted to Michael John HUXLEY-EVANS of Edgbaston, in the City of Birmingham, by Letters Patent of Garter and Clarenceux Kings of Arms dated 28 October 2010.

Arms: Per fess nebuly Sable and Ermine in chief a Rose Argent barbed and seeded proper within a wreath of Thorns Or in base three Boar's Heads erased Sable armed Or.

Crest: Upon a Helm with a Wreath Argent and Sable Upon a Grassy Mount Vert a Lion rampant reguardant Or resting the dexter hindpaw upon three Books fesswise Gules edged and clasped Or and holding in the forepaws a Long Cross flory gyronny of eight Argent and Sable. Mantled Sable doubled Argent.

College reference: Grants 175/160.

Welcome to the thirty-first edition of the College of Arms Newsletter.

By decision of the College of Arms all proceeds arising from the sale of The Armorial of Haiti will be donated to the international effort for the relief of Haiti
after the calamitous earthquake of 12 January 2010.

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