Keeping Up With the Queen: Your Round Up of the National Jubilee Events

Whether you are attending an organised street party this weekend, or you have arranged your own form of celebrations, there are many official and national events taking place over the extra-long June Bank Holiday. All in order to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. So if you want to keep up with her Majesty, here is your full guide to the Nation’s events that will mark Queen Elizabeth’s 60 year reign. They include a day at the races, a traditional Royal procession and a concert at Buckingham Palace.

Saturday June 2nd

This Saturday the Queen will be attending the Epsom Derby, of which she is a huge fan. She has been attending this massive horse meeting for the last 70 or so years and The Derby is one of the countries richest races. Comparable with London Ascot, this is really the place to be seen supping champers and cheering on your jockies.

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Sunday June 3rd

The big Jubilee lunch is all about getting people together to celebrate the Jubilee in whatever kind of party they want to. Taking place nation-wide, people are being encouraged to share lunch with their neighbours, family and friends as part of the wider celebrations. For inspiration you can visit biglunch.com website which states that ‘the venue can be wherever you want or have space, the theme whatever you fancy – food and people are the key ingredients.’

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Sunday June 3rd

The Diamond Jubilee pageant is a huge extravaganza that takes place on the River Thames on Sunday 3 June. Here you will see an estimated 1000 boats coming together in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant. The Queen herself, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh will travel in the Royal Barge and this will form the centrepiece of the flotilla.

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Monday June 4th

Buckingham Palace concert is an event organised by the BBC and promises to be a spectacular affair. The tickets to the event have been available for residents of the UK by public ballot, but for those who did not get them, you can watch the whole proceedings on BBC One and Radio 2, who will be broadcasting it live.

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Monday June 4th

Over 2,012 Jubilee beacons will be lit on Monday evening all across the UK by communities and individuals. This event also includes people living in the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and the Commonwealth.

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Tuesday June 5th

On the last day of the celebrations, there will be a special Service of thanksgiving which will precede a carriage procession. This special service is being held at St.Paul’s Cathedral where the Queen will be joined by the other members of the Royal Family at the service. A special prayer, written in honour of the Diamond Jubilee, will be read out at the service. After the service the Royal Family will travel from Westminster Hall to Buckingham Palace by carriage. We will then be treated to a spectacular display from the RAF.

So whatever you have planned for this momentous occasion, have fun and stay safe!

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