Details of the 5 June 2012 Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Events have been announced by the Palace.
Celebrations for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee bank holiday weekend culminate on Tuesday 5 June with a fabulous programme of events in London.
In the morning, The Queen will attend a National Service of Thanksgiving at the magnificent St Paul’s Cathedral, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh and other Members of the Royal Family. The Service of Thanksgiving will be conducted by the Dean of St Paul’s – The Very Reverend Dr David, and will include a special prayer created for the Diamond Jubilee.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will then go on to attend a reception at Mansion House while other Members of the Royal Family will attend a reception at Guildhall.
The Royal Party will thereafter attend a lunch at Westminster Hall hosted by the Livery. Around 700 guests from all over the country representing different trades, crafts and professions, as well as people from different charitable organisations and schools will also attend the lunch.
Thousands of people are expected to line the processional route, as The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh travel in the magnificent 1902 State Landau golden carriage on their journey back to Buckingham Palace. Different military services and military bands will mark the route, and The King’s Troop will fire a 60-gun salute during the carriage procession.
Shortly after their return to the Palace, the Royal Party will make a balcony appearance, at which point there will be an RAF Flypast along with a ‘Feu de Joie’ salute by The Queen’s Guard.
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Image: Schoolchildren wave Union flags as the Queen leaves a service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral to celebrate its 300th anniversary on Tuesday 21 June 2011. Picture credit: Akira Suemori/WPA/PA Wire