Buckingham Palace has released details of the Queen’s forthcoming Diamond Jubilee next year.
he Queen will be 86 years old when she marks her 60-year diamond anniversary on the throne, and her celebrations will be held over four days, from Saturday June 2nd, to Tuesday June 5th.
The Tuesday has been declared a bank holiday by the government, following on from a late May day on the Monday.
Staged events will include a televised concert from the Palace, a Big Jubilee Lunch and a day at the horse races for the Queen in Epsom. However the focal event of the ceremony will see the Queen taking centre stage as she sails down the Thames accompanied by 1,000-strong flotilla.
Brits will undoubtedly be ecstatic to hear that the Royals have provided yet another long bank holiday weekend; allowing plenty of time to invest in party venues for hire for the big occasion.
A Royal source told the Daily Mail that the Palace particularly wants to encourage celebrations on a local level, saying that they have always been part of previous Jubilees. They claimed: “People particularly remember the street parties in 1977 for the Silver Jubilee and grassroots celebrations in 2002 for the Golden Jubilee.”
According to BBC News, events are expected to be held throughout the UK and other commonwealth countries. Activities over the long weekend will culminate in a carriage procession and thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral.