|The monarch and her surviving prime ministers in 2002, L to R: Tony Blair, Margaret Thatcher, Edward Heath, Queen Elizabeth, James Callaghan, John Major|
|The view down The Mall during the Party at the Palace|
|The Wales family in the crowd at the Party at the Palace; the queen on stage with some of the performers|
|Riding in the Gold State Coach|
|The royal family at St. Paul's for the Thanksgiving Service|
|On the balcony. Note how all the ladies wore pale colors, allowing the queen to stand out.|
|Addressing both houses of Parliament in 2002|
The big jubilee weekend will kick off on June 2nd with the Epsom Derby. The next day will see one of the most interesting celebrations this year: the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant, including 1,000 boats and Her Majesty floating in her very own specially designed Royal Barge. On June 4th the BBC will broadcast a concert from Buckingham Palace. On June 5th there will be a Thanksgiving Service at St. Paul’s, which will be followed by a ride in open carriages (seems no Gold State Coach this year, sadly), receptions, lunch, and a Buckingham balcony appearance. All of this plus beacons, street parties....and loads of fashion for us to gaze at.