Tower "Big Ben" named after Queen
In honor of Queen Elizabeth on the occasion of diamond jubilee and sits on the
throne 60 years, has been renamed the tower, which includes the famous Big Ben
in central London to "Elizabeth Tower", on Wednesday, June 28, 2012. The
newspaper the "Daily Mail" The move came after a campaign launched by British
MPs to change the name of the famous tower, while he considered Prime Minister
David Cameron "a fitting tribute to the Queen."
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The Big Ben is the nickname of the great bell, which weighs 13.5 tons, which is
located at the famous London building, which lies east of the British Parliament.
The real name of the tower which is not widely known is the tower of St. Stephen.
The newspaper added that this is not the first time be the naming part of the Palace
of Westminster close to the "Tower Elizabeth" in honor of the King or Queen of
Britain, was change the name of another tower in the parliament of the "Tower
King" to "Victoria Tower" in the nineteenth century.
Was launched by British MPs from all political parties to campaign in the month of
March to name the tower of Big Ben to "shake the Queen Elizabeth in honor of
the" diamond jubilee celebrations of the occasion and sits on the throne 60 years.
The campaign Mtalegoa parliamentary authorities that the West Tower of the
Palace of Westminster, which contains both chambers of the British Parliament
building the House of Commons and the House of Lords, was renamed in 1860
from King Tower Victoria Tower to mark the judgment term.
The Almketan Elizabeth and Victoria, the only two took up the crown for 60 years
out of 41 as king and queen who ruled England and the United Kingdom since
William the Conqueror.
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