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II. Erzsébet

Katalin Novák congratulated Queen Elizabeth II on her platinum jubilee

"Your Majesty took the throne when Hungary was going through some of the darkest years of her history.

Your Majesty have witnessed our fight for freedom against the Soviet and communist tyranny and saw the fall of the Iron Curtain.

In 1993 Your Majesty had the chance to meet our freedom-loving nation and see with her own eyes that Hungary is, after decades and centuries of hardship, a proud country in the heart of Europe, homeland of Liszt, Bartók and many others who contributed to the values and virtues of humankind.

Almost three decades have passed since your visit, and although it has been a challenging period with some demanding years, I can say without unnecessary modesty that Hungary has become a country once again that we can be truly proud of and, I believe, Your Majesty can also be proud of the great-great-grandmother who was born on Hungarian soil. 

We look upon the British Monarchy with high respect, the stability and durability of your political system is highly valued here.
Throughout the British history, women have played a vital role in managing the affairs of state, which I duly respect and it is for certain that many more excellent female leaders are to come in the future.

I would like to warmly and respectfully congratulate Your Majesty on your Platinum Jubilee – not only as the President of Hungary but also as a woman and a mother of three children.

To be there for the nation, to be there for a family – God bless the Queen, the woman, the mother and God bless Hungary."