Articles Tagged 'The Diamond Jubilee'

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee: The View From America

What did this Brooklyn-based expat do for the Diamond Jubilee? Went to Ikea and bought a shelf, since you ask. But not before I baked pancakes in the shape of corgis and clicked the heels of my diamante Union Jack stilettos while chanting, “There’s no place like home. Then again, at least it’s not raining […]

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Recap: The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Service and Procession

On Tuesday morning (June 5), the United Kingdom formally marked the Diamond Jubilee, marking Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 years on the throne, with a National Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. The Queen rode to St Paul’s in the state Bentley, seated beside her lady-in-waiting Lady Susan Hussey because her husband, the […]

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Recap: The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert

On Monday night (June 4), London’s Buckingham Palace morphed into a pop venue as some of the most famous names in music performed for the Diamond Jubilee, marking 60 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. More than 18,000 guests sat in stands set in a half-circle around the Victoria Monument outside of Buckingham Palace to […]

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Recap: The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant

Flap-flap-flapping of Union Jacks in the wind, the pop-pop-popping of corks for bottles of champagne and even a kazoo rendition of “God Save the Queen.” Such were some of the sounds heard along the Albert Embankment, located on the south bank of the River Thames, during today’s 1,000-boat River Pageant to mark the Diamond Jubilee, […]

Follow @BBCRoyalInsider for Diamond Jubilee Coverage

Fabulous hats, street parties, horses, William and Kate — it’s all part of a four-day knees-up fit for a Queen. Follow BBC Royal Insider on Twitter for coverage, including live tweets of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant on Sunday, June 3 (airing on BBC America at 8:30/7:30c). Stay glued to the telly on Sunday for […]