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If visitors to the 2012 London Olympics care to arrive a few weeks early, they can join in an exciting programme of festivities to celebrate another historic occasion. That’s because 2012 sees a royal event that has only happened once before in our history: a Diamond Jubilee. This marks 60 years on the throne by Queen Elizabeth II – previously only Queen Victoria had celebrated such a landmark.
And at RoyalDiamondJubilee.com we are dedicated to keeping you up-to-date with all the latest news and information regarding anything involving The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
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Take part in the celebrations…
The Golden Jubilee of 2002 saw an unforgettable weekend of celebrations – and organisers of the 2012 festivities have really gone to town with a packed schedule of activities to mark the great occasion. At the heart of the festivities will be a four-day Diamond Jubilee Weekend commencing Saturday 2nd June 2012. The late Spring Bank Holiday has been moved to Monday 4th June and Tuesday 5th June is to be an extra bank holiday – making an extra long Jubilee Weekend. Here’s a list of what’s planned so far:-
Saturday 2nd June 2012
- The Queen attends the Epsom Derby
Sunday 3rd June 2012
- The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant
- The Big Jubilee Lunch
Monday 4th June 2012
- The BBC Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace
- The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Beacons
Tuesday 5th June 2012
- The Thanksgiving Service and Carriage Procession
For up-to-date details about what’s on over the Diamond Jubilee Weekend – click here.
The Diamond Jubilee Emblem will be used on a wide range of commemorative Diamond Jubilee items. Usually it’s designed by professionals, but this time it’s the work of 10-year-old Katherine Dewar from Chester, whose design was selected from 35,000 entries in a Blue Peter competition – and will surely become one of the iconic images of 2012.