Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Plans Announced

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Buckingham Palace has announced further details of next year’s exciting celebrations to mark The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

This time next year, we’ll be hanging out the bunting again as we’ll be treated to an extra Bank Holiday and a full programme of festivities over four days from 2 to 5 June 2012.

Celebrations include a free concert at Buckingham Palace (no line-up yet but we’re sure artists will be queueing up to perform for Her Majesty), a special Jubilee edition of The Big Lunch (encouraging us to enjoy lunch and a street party with our neighbours) and a Carriage Procession.

This is all in addition to the spectacular Thames Flotilla of 1,000 boats announced earlier this year. The occasion will also be marked by a network of 2,012 beacons which will be lit across the UK.

The Queen will begin the Jubilee celebrations with a trip to Epsom Derby on 2 June.

Are you looking forward to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee? Tell us in the comments below.


  1. I wanna go…to London so bad..I am in a wheelchair..Mollie

  2. Lisa says:

    Sounds like a corker.

  3. Glangbehn says:

    I would like to see the Thames Flotilla and I will suggest the concert to our clients.

  4. Viv says:

    The celebrations are listed as 4 days but you have put 2 – 4 June on the website. I am sure 5 June is also important for the processions etc.!!

  5. Elizabeth Jenkins says:

    I came from Christchurch New Zealand intime for the Royal Wedding and would love to bring my daughter and grandchildren to London for all the Queens Diamond Jubillee celebrations.Would love to go to everything that is possible.
    Please keep me posted re ticket ballots etc etc.

    Elizabeth J

  6. Elizabeth Jenkins says:

    Wouild love to bring my family for the whole celebration – think the Queen has done a magnificant job – Elizabeth J

  7. p says:

    Will teachers get an extra day for 5th june as it falls in the whit week half term?