Sunday, 15 July 2012

The Queen 's 2012 Diamond Jubilee Extravaganza

                                                   Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth 11

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee this year - only the second such Jubilee in Britain’s long history - was truly a historic milestone in the life of the nation.
It was a grand spectacle of  colours , sounds  and exciting events.
Here are a few of them:

The  Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations began , all over the UK with the decoration of  streets, private and public buildings with commemorative flags and buntings.




 Henson Blumenthal , celebrity Chef,  presenting the Jubilee Picnic hampers


Jubilee Picnic Spread
Thousands of  Diamond Jubilee Picnics and street parties were held all over the country.


The Queen's guests at the Buckingham Palace Garden Jubilee  Picnic 








The Queen enroute St. Paul's Cathedral for the Thanksgiving Service



The Queen's Guards , on the Mall , escorting the Queen to St. Paul's.



St. Paul's Cathedral 



Arriving  St. Paul's Cathedral




"The Spirit of Chartwell" ~ The Queen's Ceremonial  Royal Barge






The Queen boards the "Spirit of Chartwell", to view the river pageant on the River Thames










The Thames River Pageant






  Massive crowds celebrating  with The Queen at  Buckingham Palace .

 







Red Arrow Fighter Jets displaying over Buckingham Palace


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Red arrows



At  Buckingham Palace




Red Arrows  fly-past on the Mall .

Her Majesty the Queen arriving for  the Jubilee Night party  on the grounds of Buckingham Palace 


Mammoth crowd of hundreds of thousands at the Jubilee Night party


Sir Elton John performing on the night  .


Spectacular Firework displays at Buckingham Palace





Pop star , Kylie Minogue, strutting her stuff  @ the night party @ Buckingham Palace

Sir Paul McCartney



Lighting one of the  hundreds of  the Jubilee Beacons.





The Queen's Diamond Jubilee commemorative souvenirs:
Numerous souvenirs were made to commemorate the 2012 Queen's Diamond Jubilee,  as was the case for The Queen's  previous Jubilee celebrations .
 Outstanding amongst the  numerous  Diamond  Jubilee souvenirs were those of Gold and Silver coins , of  flowers , stamps and China Tableware.
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Coins:
The Official Queen’s Diamond Jubilee UK £5 CoinTo celebrate this grand royal occasion, the Royal Mint has struck a beautiful new £5 coin with two new portraits of The Queen spanning her long reign.
It is the first coin ever struck to commemorate a Diamond Jubilee - there were no special coins for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897 - and is certainly worthy of the occasion.
It is minted to Brilliant Uncirculated standard - a higher quality than the coins in your pocket - and is set within a beautifully illustrated display folder.
The Diamond Jubilee £5 coin is a fabulous souvenir of this once-in-a-lifetime occasion and is ideal for street parties and Jubilee celebrations.
 GOLD COINS



Diamond Jubilee Commemorative  Designer Chinaware






 Souvenir Tea Caddy
 Souvenir fine -bone China Tea cup
Souvenir Flower Arrangements
Bouquet of Roses , Diamond Jubilee arrangement presented to the Queen  by the Covent Garden Flower Academy.

Diamond  Jubilee flower arrangements at the Chelsea  Flower show in  , in Chelsea London





Diamond Jubilee  Commemorative stamps



 







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