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.
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