Delightfull is glad to announce to our readers the official celebrations of the Diamond Jubilee, which will centre around an extended weekend on 2, 3, 4 and 5 June. The goal is to mark 60 years of The Queen’s reign: William’s marriage, the heir of the english throne, is the latest big event which was blessed by the mythical figure Elizabeth II.
60 years of The Queen’s reign
Let’s talk about facts: the Queen came to the throne on 6 February 1952 and her coronation took place on 2 June 1953. She celebrated her Silver Jubilee (25 years) in 1977 and her Golden Jubilee (50 years) in 2002.
The central weekend, 2-5 June
Communities all around the country will be celebrating over an extended bank holiday weekend, and there will be many ways to get involved in local events.
Saturday, 2 June
On Saturday The Queen will attend the Epsom Derby
Sunday, 3 June
The fourth annual Big Lunch will occur Not only in the center of London, but also in the neighbourhood. With local councils receiving almost 9,500 road closure applications, this year’s event promises to be the biggest and best ever!
Thames river pageant
The Queen will lead up to a thousand boats in one of the largest flotillas ever seen on the River Thames. The pageant will start at 2.00 pm, from Battersea Bridge. Big screens can be seen along the pageant rout.
The viewing areas will be open from 8.00 am, but space will be limited… Hurry up!
Monday, 4 June
Concert at Buckingham Palace
In the Buckingham palace, the celebrations will continue with a concert organised by the BBC, featuring some of the biggest name in music. It will be attended by The Queen and other members of the Royal Family.
From 10.00 pm, thousands of Jubilee beacons will be lit – culminating in The Queen lighting the national beacon at 10.30 pm.
Tuesday, 5 June
Service of thanksgiving and carriage procession
The Queen and other members of the Royal Family will attend a national service of thanksgiving at St.Paul’s Cathedral, which will include a prayer written, at The Queen’s direction, by the Chapter of St Paul’s Cathedral in honour of the Diamond Jubilee. A ‘Diamond Choir’ of children from around the UK will sing a specially composed song… Isn’t it lovely?
Later in the day, the Royal Family will travel from Westminster Hall to Buckingham Palace by carriage, along a processional route. Shortly after their arrival, the Royal family will appear on the balcony and an RAF fly-past will take place.
If you arrive late, don’t worry: the events will be shown on big screens in Hyde Park, St James’s Park and Trafalgar Square.