The Queen's Diamond Jubilee  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 5TH JUNE 2012

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The Queen's Diamond JubileeQueen Lizzy has been sitting pretty on that throne for 60 long years now, and if that's not an excuse for a right royal knees-up then the four day extended weekend certainly is. School gates will close and shops shut as Brits take to the streets for four days of frolics to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The festivities kick off in May with a Diamond Jubilee Pageant at Windsor Castle, but the real revelry begins in June with a big four day blowout commencing on Friday 2nd June and stretching to two bank holidays on Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th June. The celebrations start when The Queen attends The Epsom Derby on Saturday 2nd June. On Sunday 3rd June neighbours across the country are encouraged to join in a Big Jubilee Lunch, which can be anything from little community get-togethers, to full blown street parties with food, music and dancing in the streets. The same day a grand pageant takes place on the River Thames at high tide a thousand boats gather on the water, little and large, old and new and all waving Union Jacks towards the shore as they are led by the Queen's Spirit of Chartwell, a specially decorated Thames cruiser. It promises to be a real sight to behold with daytime fireworks colouring the sky as bells chime, trumpets fanfare and the crowds cheer. Millions of people are expected to line the banks and as many as 20,000 people will take to the river making this one of the largest celebrations London has ever seen. The BBC will also put on a Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace featuring British and Commonwealth musicians, and up and down the kingdom celebratory beacons will be lit to mark the occasion. To end the weekend of celebrations The Queen and members of the Royal Family will take part in a formal carriage procession to a Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral on 5th June. To top it all off, pubs will be given special late licensing to accommodate the late-night jubilations.

 

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The Queen's Diamond Jubilee The Queen's Diamond Jubilee emblem, designed by 10-year-old Katherine Dewar, from Chester 

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The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace,   Birdcage Walk      SW1A 1AA
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VENUE  The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 
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The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace,   Birdcage Walk      SW1A 1AA
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DATES  18th March to 9th October 2016
VENUE  The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
PRICING  £10.30 (Adults), £9.40 (Concessions), £5.30 (Under 17/Disabled), Free (Under 5)
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VENUE  The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 
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