07 June 2012

Event Roundup: Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee

This whole year, 2012, is packed with special occasions and commemorations in honor of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. It's no different here in blogland, so here's a comprehensive linked guide to jubilee-specific posts.

NOTE: Events and tours for the jubilee are not finished. This post will be added to as more events happen.

Pre-Jubilee Fun

A look at the circumstances under which Her Majesty took the throne in 1952.

The Queen's Coronation
A four-part look at the glittering coronation of 1953:

Take a look back at how the queen and her family celebrated in 2002.

A little sparkle in honor of the Diamond Jubilee.

This year included a look at one of the queen's favorite accessories, which led to:

From Her Majesty's Jewel Vault
A blog dedicated to the Queen's jewels.

Thailand's Diamond Jubilee
 A look at the last worldwide diamond jubilee, for the King of Thailand.

Special Jubilee Events

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh hosted a luncheon for the world's sovereigns.
18 May

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall hosted a dinner for the visiting foreign royals.
18 May

The combined services paid tribute to Her Majesty, with some of her foreign royal guests in attendance.
2 June
The official jubilee weekend kicked off with a trip to the races.

3 June
One thousand boats paraded down the Thames in Her Majesty's honor.

4 June
A pop tribute in front of Buckingham Palace.

5 June
The religious service commemorating the jubilee.

Jubilee Tours

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh toured the United Kingdom (including a visit to Northern Ireland) and shipped their family members off to celebrate around the world. These are the tours we covered here (some posts overlap):

The Earl and Countess of Wessex toured the West Indies (Part 1, Part 2), and visited Gibraltar. They later made a trip to Canada.

Prince Harry visited Belize, the Bahamas, and Jamaica and made a pit stop in Brazil.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited royal relatives in Norway followed by Sweden and Denmark. They also toured Canada. In November, they visited Papua New Guinea and Australia (Part 1, Part 2).

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited several locations in Asia (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4).

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