Queen’s Jubilee Events
However you are celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, here are some highlights as to how the Royal Family and the rest of the country are planning to mark the occassion with a list of official Queen’s Jubilee Events
Events before the Queen’s Jubilee Weekend
Diamond Jubilee Pageant
Dancers, musicians, military and equestrian displays from around the world will come together for three nights in the private grounds of Windsor Castle on 10, 11 and 13 May.
Parade and Muster at Windsor
On Saturday 19 May nearly 2,500 troops from the Royal Navy, the Army and the Royal Air Force will parade through Windsor Castle and town before Her Majesty and The Duke of Edinburgh. They will then muster in the castle grounds for a unique event before an audience of more than 3,000 Armed Forces personnel, their families, and veterans. Further details will be issued shortly.
Queen’s Jubilee Weekend Events 02 June 2012
The Epsom Derby
On Saturday 2nd June, The Queen will attend the Epsom Derby. For further information visit the Epsom Downs website.
Queen’s Jubilee Weekend Events 03 June 2012
Big Jubilee Lunch
The fourth annual Big Lunch will take place on Sunday 3 June 2012. So anyone who would like to celebrate and commemorate the Queen’s 60 year reign can do so by holding a Big Jubilee Lunch!
Thames River Pageant
At high water in the afternoon of Sunday 3 June 2012, up to a thousand boats will muster on the River Thames in preparation for Her Majesty The Queen to lead the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant.
Queen’s Jubilee Weekend Events 04 June 2012
Concert at Buckingham Palace
A concert organised by the BBC will be held at Buckingham Palace on Monday 4 June 2012. It will be attended by The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and other Members of the Royal Family. 10,000 tickets for members of the public were made available through a national ballot, which has now closed. Successful applicants will be notified at the end of March; unsuccessful applicants will not be notified. Further information is available on the BBC website.
Thousands of beacons will be lit around the world on 4 June 2012 to commemorate Her Majesty The Queen’s 60 year reign over the UK and as head of the Commonwealth.
Queen’s Jubilee Weekend Events 05 June 2012
Service of Thanksgiving
The Queen and other members of the Royal Family will attend a national Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral on Tuesday 5 June. A Prayer, written at The Queen’s direction by the Chapter of St Paul’s Cathedral in honour of the Diamond Jubilee, will be used in the service. Churches around the country and Commonwealth are also welcome to use the prayer.
Children from across the UK will also have the chance to sing at the Service of Thanksgiving as part of the Diamond Choir. All boys and girls aged 10-13 who sing regularly in a church, school or other choir will be eligible to take part in auditions, with 40 selected to perform a song specially composed for the occasion.
Carriage Procession 05 June 2012
Following the Service of Thanksgiving, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will attend a short reception at Mansion House and other Members of the Royal Family will attend a reception at Guildhall. The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and other Members of the Royal Family will then attend a lunch at Westminster Hall and after lunch travel to Buckingham Palace along a processional route by Carriage. Shortly after their arrival, the Royal Family will appear on the Balcony and a RAF Flypast will take place.