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Guidance on using Royal Names and Titles in Diamond Jubilee year issued

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Applications are now open for the commemorative use of Royal names and titles for events, buildings and projects.

To commemorate Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee, which takes place next year, blanket approval is in place for the use of “Diamond Jubilee” and “Jubilee” for non-commercial purposes.

Anyone wishing to use phrases such as ‘Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee,’ ‘Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee,’ or ‘The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee’ to name a community hall,  commemorative garden or other building/ project, will need to apply for permission to do so.
 
The rules for the use of Royal names and titles were also relaxed in the run up to the Golden Jubilee in 2002. They were used for a wide range of projects including the Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Clydebank, Scotland; the Golden Jubilee Gospel Choir (which took part in the Jubilee Weekend celebrations) and Easingwold Community Primary School in York who named their new teaching block “The Golden Jubilee rooms”.

Information about how to apply can be found at the Directgov website.

Notes to Editors

  1. Applications for the commemorative use of Royal names, titles for Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee for such purposes as community halls, commemorative gardens, public buildings and other non-commercial uses should be directed as follows:

    • Applications in respect of England, Northern Ireland or any of the Crown Dependencies - to Cabinet Office, Constitutional Policy Branch;
    • Applications in respect of Scotland or Wales where responsibility for the subject of the application remains with the UK Government - to the Scotland Office and Wales Office respectively; 
    • Applications in respect of Scotland or Wales where responsibility for the subject of the application lies with the Scottish Government or the Welsh Government, or where the applicant is unsure - to the Scottish Government or the Welsh Government.  They will identify any application that is in fact the responsibility of the UK Government and transfer it to the Scotland Office or the Wales Office for consideration. 
  2. Further guidance on the division of responsibilities between the UK Government and the Scottish Government and Welsh Government can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

  3. Contact details for the appropriate offices can be found via the link at the Directgov website.

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