Today we will be presenting Her Majesty The Queen, Patron of the Royal Commonwealth Society and Head of the Commonwealth with the sealed Jubilee Time Capsule.
Her Majesty will receive the Diamond (re)Collection (top 60 entries) at a special presentation event, attended by contributors and supporters.
Amongst the assembled guests will be the panel of judges that had the difficult job of selecting the top 60 entries. The panel made their selections following the sealing of the Capsule on 30th September and will be present to witness the Diamond (re)Collection’s unveiling today.
The following judges sat on the panel:
- The Honourable Lady Jane Roberts LVO, Royal Librarian at the Royal Collection, Windsor.
- Dr Michael Pritchard FRPS, Director-General of the Royal Photographic Society.
- Mr Benedict Brogan, Deputy Editor at The Telegraph.
- Ms Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of Half of a Yellow Son and Purple Hibiscus, and Commonwealth Writer’s Prize winner in 2005.
- Mr Dean Finch, Group Chief Executive of National Express Group PLC.
- Mr Shehan Karunatilaka, author of Chinaman: the Legend of Pradeep Mathew which won the 2012 Commonwealth Book Prize.