Tuesday, 5 June 2012


Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne when she was only 25. Her  coronation was held on June 2, 1953. The ongoing Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Britain, over the past several days would conclude today with a thanksgiving service at St. Paul's Cathedral, lunch at Westminster Hall, followed by a procession in a ceremonial carriage. For the past two days,  I was watching the Jubilee celebrations held in London on the internet. It was really nice. It was estimated that more than 1 million people gathered on Sunday to watch the queen’s barge lead a 1,000-boat flotilla down the river Thames.  A gala concert was held yesterday outside the Buckingham Palace with Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney, Dame Shirley Bassey, Sir Cliff Richard and Sir Tom Jones  along with many young artists. It's not said whether the Queen is fond of pop music or her personal preference would be Opera.   If you are not in UK presently, you can visit BBC website or check on you tube to view the celebrations or just watch BBC t.v. channel for all the latest updates got to do with the celebrations.

Official Emblem for the Diamond Jubilee celebration
Princess Elizabeth in 1951
Coronation portrait 1953

Queen Elizabeth II with husband Prince Phillip after her coronation on June 2, 1953

Rainbow over Buckingham Palace on Monday June 4

Queen attending the Jubilee concert outside Buckingham Palace

A spectator wearing hat with Queen on it.

The young royals Kate, William and Harry at the Jubilee concert Monday June 4

Concert in full swing outside Buckingham palace
Tower Bridge in London lit up as a part of  the celebrations

Floral crown at St. James Park, London

A beautiful photo of the Queen released as a part of the  Diamond Jubilee celebration of  60 years of reign


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