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Tower Hamlets welcomes new British citizens in Tower of London ceremony

PUBLISHED: 17:00 21 May 2019

A total of 36 new British citizens swore their allegiance to Queen and country on Friday, May 17. Picture: Kois Miah/mail@koism

A total of 36 new British citizens swore their allegiance to Queen and country on Friday, May 17. Picture: Kois Miah/mail@koism

Kois Miah

A total of 36 new British citizens have sworn their allegiance to Queen and country.

Marta Guasch from Spain said: �I�m excited to become a British Citizen I�ve lived here for seven years and I want to live my life in the UK.Marta Guasch from Spain said: �I�m excited to become a British Citizen I�ve lived here for seven years and I want to live my life in the UK." Picture: Kois Miah/mail@koism

The proud Brits who hailed from across the globe made the pledge in front of friends and family at a Tower of London ceremony on Friday hosted by the mayor, John Biggs.

Maria Deleu, originally from Brazil, said: "It's a special day and I'm very happy. I've lived in Island Gardens for five years and I love it. It's a friendly community."

More than 30,000 people have been naturalised as British in the borough since ceremonies began in 2004.

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Tower Hamlets register office registered more than 2,000 certificates of naturalisation last year.

A significant proportion of people came from the European Union.

Mohamed Ahmed Ducale from Somalia said: "It's one of the best days of my life. The thing I like about Tower Hamlets is that it's a multicultural place."

Marta Guasch from Spain said: "I've lived here for seven years and I want to live my life in the UK.

A total of 36 new British citizens swore their allegiance to Queen and country on Friday, May 17. Picture: Kois Miah/mail@koismA total of 36 new British citizens swore their allegiance to Queen and country on Friday, May 17. Picture: Kois Miah/mail@koism

"I love Tower Hamlets."

Mayor Biggs said: "Tower Hamlets is one of the country's most diverse and vibrant places to live and I am proud that so many people have chosen our borough to be their new home."

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