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 The central weekend of Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee takes place June 2-5. (Ben Stansall / Canadian Press)

This weekend, the celebration of Queen Elizabeth's 60-year-reign will reach its peak as Her Royal Highness hosts a series of Diamond Jubilee pageants, lunches, concerts, events and more.

"Central Weekend," as the British Monarchy calls it, is bringing royals to the forefront of news coverage around the world right now, and while not everybody can travel to Buckingham Palace for the occasion the web has made it easier than ever to participate from afar.

We've asked asked our Twitter followers to send us their own, personal messages for Queen Elizabeth in 140 characters or less. The responses we got were passionate, entertaining and wildly diverse.

Plenty of Canadians sent their best wishes to the Queen...

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Others weren't quite as thrilled to celebrate, criticizing the monarchy and calling for an end to Elizabeth's reign.

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Some used the hashtag to make requests and ask questions of her royal highness

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And many made jokes:

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We have a hunch that Isabel was being facetious when she tweeted about getting a Queen Elizabeth II tattoo, but our research shows that stranger things have happened!

Thank you to everybody who sent in a Tweet for the Queen. Join the discussion yourself by using the #TweetsForTheQueen hashtag on Twitter, or by leaving a comment on this post.

You can also take a look through our interactive gallery of Royal encounters, submitted by members of the CBC Your News community. The photos and stories are incredible!

CBC is offering extensive coverage of Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee celebrations as she marks 60 years on the British throne this weekend. View our Royal Jubilee coverage schedule here.


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