In a statement issued by the Press Secretary to the Queen it was announced that The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, will conduct a series of royal tours throughout the UK to mark the Diamond Jubilee year.
Beginning in March and continuing through April and May 2012, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are set to make a royal tour of North London, Wales, South West England and North West England in celebration of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
After the central weekend of Diamond Jubilee celebrations in June 2012, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will continue on their royal tour with visits to the East Midlands, East Anglia, South East England, Scotland, West Midlands and North East England.
Throughout The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year various members of the Royal Family will represent The Queen during The Queen’s Jubilee year by travelling to overseas Realms, Commonwealth countries, Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories.
The succession of Diamond Jubilee visits will include a royal tour of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea by The Prince of Wales accompanied by The Duchess of Cornwall; and visits to Malaysia, Singapore, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu – the smallest country in the world – by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Meanwhile Prince Harry will embark on a royal tour of Belize, Jamaica and The Bahamas, and The Duke of York will make a royal tour of India to mark The Queen’s Jubilee.
Other members of the royal family due to make official royal tours during The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee include: The Earl and Countess of Wessex who are to visit Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Gibraltar, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago; The Princess Royal who will visit Mozambique and Zambia; The Duke of Gloucester who will visit the British Virgin Islands and Malta; and The Duke of Kent who will visit the Falkland Islands and Uganda.
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee central weekend of celebrations takes place between 2 – 5 June 2012 with a fabulously packed programme of events for the whole of the nation. Diamond Jubilee events include The Big Jubilee Lunch, The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant, The Queen’s Jubilee BBC Concert at Buckingham Palace, The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Beacons, and a Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral with a formal carriage Procession by The Queen.
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