The Beatles and Her Majesty on the Diamond Jubilee Weekend

(Click on the Photo to hear “Her Majesty” by The Beatles.)

The Central Weekend to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee takes place from Saturday 2 June to Tuesday 5 June 2012, with celebratory activities throughout the United Kingdom and across the Commonwealth.  Guy Peellaert made the above painting.

Some events include: 

Sunday 3rd June, 2012
:  The Big Jubilee Lunch: Building on the already popular Big Lunch initiative, people will be encouraged to share lunch with neighbors and friends as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. This may take the form of a traditional street party or a picnic lunch in small or larger groups. The Big Lunch is organizing this event.

The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant: This event will take place on the Thames and consist of up to 1,000 boats assembled from across the UK, the Commonwealth and around the world. The Queen will travel in the Royal Barge, which will lead the flotilla. The Thames Diamond Jubilee Foundation is organizing this event.

Monday 4th June, 2012:  BBC Concert at Buckingham Palace: There will be a televised Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace with tickets being available to UK residents by public ballot. The musical programmed for the concert is expected to feature British and Commonwealth musicians. The BBC is organizing this event.

Click on the source below for official information on The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

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