UK government discloses details of its secret gift to Queen on jubilee

Britain's government sent Queen Elizabeth a specially-commissioned musical box to mark her platinum jubilee

depicting on its lid the black front door of the Prime Minister's Number 10 Downing Street office.

The 96 year-old monarch celebrated 70 years on the British throne with an

extended public holiday and a series of events that culminated on Sunday in an

appearance on the balcony of her palace after a colourful and eccentric pageant in London.

In line with tradition, the government marked the occasion of the Jubilee with a gift, details of which were announced on Thursday.

The platinum mounted, enamel-on-copper musical box also featured portraits of the 14 British

prime ministers she has met during her reign. When opened it plays Handel's 'Hallelujah'.

Cabinet can be found as a token gesture to illustrate their unwavering admiration