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Diamond Jubilee Events

Diamond Jubilee Events

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.


Aside from the ‘official’ celebrations lots of different activities will be happening across the UK and the Commonwealth.

To mark this historic moment in time we would very much like to get involved and contribute your events and ideas.

If you would like to tell us about a Diamond Jubilee celebration you are planning please email with the details.