The Queen's Diamond Jubilee †

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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.

About Buckingham Palace

England's most famous royal palace, and the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace opens the doors of its State Rooms to the public every summer. Originally acquired by King George III for his wife Queen Charlotte, Buckingham House was increasingly known as the 'Queen's House' and 14 of George III's children were born there. More about Buckingham Palace

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

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

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

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Victoria Tube Station
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Victoria Railway Station
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Charing Cross Railway Station
17 minutes walk
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Arlington House Pure Parking
7 minutes walk
Carrington Street NCP
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Changing Of The GuardChanging Of The GuardSoldiers from the Queen's Guard march from Wellington Barracks to the forecourt of the palace accompanied by a band, then proceed to change detail in a ceremony lasting approximately 40 minutes that draws fascinated onlookers from around the world.2017-12-17T11:30:00+00002017-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Charles II: Art & PowerCharles II: Art & PowerThe exhibition shows the rich material world of Charles II's court and the role of the arts in the re-establishment of the Stuart monarchy.2017-12-17T10:00:00+00002018-05-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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