Cayman pays tribute to Queen in book

A page in the 'Queen & Commonwealth: 90 Glorious Years,' which celebrates Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday, and her years as monarch and Head of the Commonwealth.

The Cayman Islands has paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II’s long reign in a two-page spread in a commemorative publication of “Queen & Commonwealth: 90 Glorious Years.”

Published by the Royal Commonwealth Society, the hardcover book issued this week contains 172 pages highlighting the Queen’s life and reign over the past nine decades.

The book, which includes the Queen’s special interests and passions and her dedication to the Commonwealth, also features birthday messages from Commonwealth member countries.

It includes a two-page tribute from the Cayman Islands, produced by Government Information Services. Among the images featured are an aerial shot of Grand Cayman by photographer Courtney Platt, past royal visit photography by Lennon Christian, stamps from Ivan Burges and the Cayman Islands National Archive, and currency from the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.

The tribute states: “The people of the Cayman Islands extend heartfelt felicitations to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of her 90th birthday. As a British Overseas Territory, we share in the joy of this special celebration being marked by millions throughout the world.

“From our stunning white sand beaches lapped by the beautiful blue Caribbean Sea, we pay tribute to Her Majesty’s long and stable reign serving us with diligence and dignity.”

The book can be viewed on the Cayman Islands government’s Facebook page or online at