Her Majesty the Queen celebrates her Platinum Jubilee in June after being over 70 years on the throne.

Adver reporter Jack Simpson looks at what the Queen means to him.

The Queen has always had a special place in my heart, her selflessness to serve the country and setting an example to others is to be admired.

When the Duke of Edinburgh died in April 2021, the Queen specifically requested to the government not to make an exemption for her in terms of having more than 30 people allowed at a funeral.

At the time, Covid restrictions dictated that no more than 30 people were allowed to attend a funeral.

Additionally, people from different households were not allowed to sit next to each other.  As a result, the Queen had to sit on her own, grieving the loss of her husband.  

She set the example for the people of this country to follow unlike certain members of her government.

The Queen has also been able to pick the country up in times of need.

When the country was plunged into lockdown following the Covid outbreak, Her Majesty delivered a memorable address to the nation.

Quoting the great Dame Vera Lynn: "We will be with our friends again, we will be with our families again – we will meet again."

It is those little things that mean so much to me and to the nation.

When her father King George VI died suddenly just after the Second World War, Her Majesty had to step up very quickly into a full-on head of state.

Don’t forget she was just 25 years old when she ascended to the throne, making her one of the youngest reigning monarchs at the time of her coronation.

The Queen has gone through so much in that time with scandal after scandal threatening the existence of the monarchy.

She has rightfully earnt the respect of the nation.

God save the Queen.