Warm English welcome in sunny Valetta
By ROBIN NOWACKI
IN 2007 The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh chose to spend their 60th Wedding Anniversary on Malta for it was here as a newly married couple they lived some of their happiest and certainly most carefree years. The then young Princess Elizabeth enjoying her role simply as the wife of a young Royal Navy officer stationed here.
For 150 years the islands of Malta, Gozo, and Comino, which make up the Maltese archipelago in the Mediterranean, with the magnificent natural harbour at Valetta on Malta, were a key strategic hub of the British Empire and hence defended at all cost.