"It is outrageous that the Queen has invited royal tyrants to celebrate her diamond jubilee."
- PETER TATCHELLBritish human rights campaigner, criticizing the U.K. Foreign Office for their controversial guest list of the Queen's historic lunch of sovereign monarchs, which includes the King of Bahrain, accused of brutally suppressing pro-democracy uprisings
"I suspect that most people in the country would think ... that this probably would not be the top of their list of priorities."
- NICK CLEGGU.K. Deputy prime minister, dismissing a Conservative cabinet minister's call for Britain to buy the queen a new multimillion-pound royal yacht to celebrate her diamond jubilee this summer
"It may even be more exciting than the Olympics."
- BORIS JOHNSONmayor of London, on the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebration, which will see 1,000 boats -- including the royal barge -- take to the River Thames on June 3
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