Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II

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Marking the 60th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom to the thrones of seven countries, the Diamond Jubilee celebrations will centre around an extended weekend on June 2, 3, 4 and 5. Queen Victoria in 1897 is the only other monarch in the histories of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and a few other Commonwealth realms to have celebrated a Diamond Jubilee. 

Britain's Queen Elizabeth is presented with a bouquet during a visit to Leicester, central England March 8, 2012. [Photo/Agencies]

Stars perform for British queen's diamond jubilee concert

Diamond jubilee celebrations kick off

British Queen celebrates Diamond Jubilee

British Queen begins Diamond Jubilee tour


The Queen is to give a speech to both Houses of Parliament today to mark her Diamond Jubilee year.

Queen Elizabeth joins 1000-strong jubilee flotilla

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee address, 20 March 2012

Glamour to mark Queen Elizabeth II's Jubilee celebration

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates diamond jubilee


The Royal Canadian Mounted Police perform during the Diamond Jubilee Pageant in Windsor Horse Show in London, Britain, May 12, 2012.

Queen Elizabeth II barges down River Thames for Diamond Jubilee

Eco-friendly lighting system illuminates Tower Bridge in London

Windsor Horse Show held in Britain

British Royal family's giant picture decorates River Thames



Day 1 (Saturday 2 June)

Day 2 (Sunday 3 June) Day 3 (Monday 4 June) Day 4 (Tuesday 5 June)

The Queen will attend the Epsom Derby – an avid racing fan, The Queen has been attending the Epsom Derby for eight decades.


The Big Jubilee Lunch and the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant – up to 1,000 boats will sail down the Thames. The Queen will lead the flotilla in the Royal Barge.


A BBC Concert at Buckingham Palace and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Beacons – 2,012 beacons will be lit by communities and individuals.

A Service of Thanksgiving and Carriage Procession – the service will take place at St Paul’s Cathedral, with a formal carriage procession by The Queen.


The Queen was born Princess Elizabeth in 1926, the elder daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.

On 6 February 1952 Princess Elizabeth acceded to the throne as Queen Elizabeth II and was crowned the following year on 2 June 1953 in Westminster Abbey.

The Queen celebrated her Silver Jubilee in 1977. The Queen's reign has spanned six decades of enormous social change and development.


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