The Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal was created by a Royal Warrant from the Queen.  Until 1977, the practice for coronation and jubilee medals was for the United Kingdom authorities to decide on a total number of medals to be produced and allocate how many were to be distributed by each Dominion and possession across the British Empire , and later, to each Commonwealth country.
No monarch before Queen Elizabeth II had visited more of the United Kingdom in such a short span of time (the trips lasted three months). All in all, the Queen and her husband Prince Philip visited a total of 36 counties. The trip started with record crowds gathering to see the Queen and Prince Philip in Glasgow, Scotland, on 17 May.
Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is the Queen of the United Kingdom, and the other Commonwealth realms. She became Queen when her father, King George VI, died on 6 February 1952. Since 9 September 2015, Elizabeth II has ruled longer than any other king or queen in the history of the United Kingdom.
Queen (engl. ‚Königin‘) steht für: Queen consort, die Ehegattin eines britischen Königs; Queen, die britische Königin Elisabeth II. (umgangssprachlich) Queen (Vorname), weiblicher Vorname