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The Queen's message to mark South Africa Freedom Day

The Queen's message on the occasion of the Republic South Africa celebrating 20 years of democracy

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Nelson Mandela and Her Majesty The Queen
Nelson Mandela and Her Majesty The Queen

On the occasion of the Republic South Africa celebrating 20 years of democracy, it gives me great pleasure to send the people of South Africa my warmest congratulations. My family and I have enjoyed a special and significant relationship with South Africa over the years. The links between our two countries have deepened and matured since South Africa’s transition in 1994, and long may that continue. I send my best wishes for the happiness, security and prosperity of the people of South Africa in the next 20 years and beyond.

Elizabeth R.

Published 25 April 2014
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