The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Programme of Events and Central Weekend
Official celebrations for The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will take place over a central weekend between Saturday 2 June and Tuesday 5 June 2012.
Saturday 2 June
The Queen will attend the Epsom Derby – an avid racing fan, The Queen has been attending the Epsom Derby for eight decades.
Sunday 3 June
The Big Jubilee Lunch – people will be encouraged to share lunch with neighbours and friends as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant – up to 1,000 boats, assembled from across the UK, the Commonwealth and around the world, will sail down the Thames. The Queen will lead the flotilla in the Royal Barge.
Monday 4 June
A BBC Concert at Buckingham Palace – a televised Diamond Jubilee Concert held at Buckingham Palace, with tickets available to UK residents by public ballot.
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Beacons – 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.
Tuesday 5 June
A Service of Thanksgiving and Carriage Procession – the service will take place at St Paul’s Cathedral, with a formal carriage procession by The Queen.
More Diamond Jubilee Events
Many other Diamond Jubilee tribute events are being planned to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. If you have an event you would like to tell us about please keep us informed by submitting you details here.
Cook for the Queen – a cooking competition launched by The Duchess of Cornwall to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in partnership with the Diamond Jubilee British Food Fortnight. Open to school children between the ages of 10 and 15 from primary and secondary schools across the UK – click here for more details.