This past weekend, the Queen Elizabeth II of England celebrated her Diamond Jubilee, a 60 year reign as Monarch. It is only the second time that a Diamond Jubilee has been celebrated by a Monarch.
She celebrated previous Jubilees before that, for. e.g. in 1977, it was the Silver Jubilee, 25 years.
Her Golden Jubilee was celebrated in 2002, for 50 years as Monarch.
The official website for the Queens' Diamond Jubilee is:
On the weekend, there was a 1000-boat Diamond Jubilee River Pageant.
This past long weekend was for the festivities to mark the Diamond Jubilee.
Hundreds of thousands gathered at Buckingham Palace, while many sang patriotic songs, as the Queen waved from the balcony, along with Prince Charles, Prince of Wales; Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, as well as Prince Andrew, his new wife, Katerine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. A sea of British flags can be seen in the crowds.
It looks really spectacular, the photos, if you follow the link above.
They also had Thanksgiving service at St. Paul's cathedral in London.
On Sunday, there was a Big Jubilee Lunch, where British residents partook in the festivities by having the fourth annual Big Lunch.
There was also a concert at Buckingham Palace, where performers such as Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, JLS, Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams and Alfie Boe, performed on a spectacular stage built around the Queen Victoria Memorial.
The concert online is only for UK residents, but there are pictures of the concert at this link:
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