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Queen Elizabeth II presented with park benches for Diamond Jubilee

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (C) talks with a guest during a reception for members of the Royal Engineers Association at Windsor Castle on April 18, 2012. The Royal Engineers Association presented the Queen with two park benches to mark her Diamond Jubilee. AFP PHOTO / POOL / CHRIS ISON (Photo credit should read CHRIS ISON/AFP/Getty Images)
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Queen Elizabeth II talks with a guest during a reception for members of the Royal Engineers Association at Windsor Castle on April 18, 2012.
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(CBS News) If Queen Elizabeth II needs a place to sit and reflect on her 60 years on the British throne, she now has a new spot to do it.

The monarch, who is celebrating 60 years on the throne, was given a set of park benches on Wednesday to mark her Diamond Jubilee.

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The benches were presented to her by the by the Royal Engineers Association during a reception in the Scarlet Room of Windsor Castle.

Events are taking place throughout the year marking the queen's Diamond Jubilee, but the main festivities will be held on June 2-5 in London. The celebrations will include a procession from Westminster Palace to Buckingham Palace (the queen and Prince Philip will ride in the 1902 State Landau), a flotilla on the River Thames and a concert with performances from Paul McCartney, Elton John and others.