The Queen's Diamond Jubilee - celebrations and events
22nd February 2012
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To mark 60 years of The Queen's reign the Diamond Jubilee will take place in 2012. The national celebrations will centre around an extended weekend Saturday 2nd June to Tuesday 5th June 2012 with celebratory activities throughout the UK and across the Commonwealth.

The main programme of events are as follows:

- Saturday 2 June, 2012
The Queen will attend the Epsom Derby.


- Sunday 3 June, 2012

The Big Jubilee Lunch
Building on the already popular Big Lunch initiative, people will be encouraged to share lunch with neighbours and friends as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. This may take the form of a traditional street party or a picnic lunch in small or larger groups. This event is being organised by the Big Lunch. Find out more.

The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant
This event will take place on the Thames and consist of up to 1,000 boats assembled from across the UK, the Commonwealth and around the world. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will travel in the Royal Barge which will form the centrepiece of the flotilla. Find out more

- Monday 4 June, 2012

BBC Concert at Buckingham Palace
There will be a televised Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace with tickets being available to UK residents by public ballot. The musical programme for the concert is still being planned and is expected to feature British and Commonwealth musicians. Details on how to apply for the concert will be available in due course. This event is being organised by the BBC. Find out more

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Beacons
A network of 2,012 Beacons will be lit by communities and individuals throughout the United Kingdom, as well as the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and the Commonwealth. As in 2002 The Queen will light the National Beacon. Find out more

- Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Service of Thanksgiving & Carriage Procession:
There will be a Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral and a formal carriage Procession by The Queen.



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