Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Camilla, Prince William and Catherine and Prince Harry are expected to join the Queen for the formal parade, which will be lined by tens of thousands of wellwishers. A Guard of Honour will welcome her to Buckingham Palace, after which the Royal Family is due to appear on the balcony and receive a 'Feu de Joie' and an RAF flypast.
Is prince charles attending a banquet in glasgow on the 5th june - only i have been told he will be in glasgow on this day but it seems he is at the jubilee parade. please advise as i don't want to pay out to go to glasgow when he will be in london
I can't wait for this June is going to be so busy for me because i always go the parades , and as well as this one i am looking forward to the river pageant (which will be amazing). and there is also Trooping The Colour which I go to every year, and that is in June too!
5th June 21012 is date on a tin of biscuits that I bought from a well known store, as date of the Diamond Jubilee. Is the 5th any more special than the other dates?? It's not the date the King died and it's not 60 years since the Coronation so... why the 5th??
im not sure really. King George VI died on the 6th February 1952, so that is the date she actually became Queen, but the coronation took place on the 2nd June 1953 -- a whole year later. So the real 60th anniversary should be on a different date entirely.
Celebrate the reign of a hereditary land baron escapes me does royalty give a toss about her / their subjects? I don't think so, and also this celebration is an added excuse for shops to put up prices, I am glad I will be out the country for the Jubilee and Olympics (another nightmare)
The timings have now been released for anyone planning to go. The procession from the Houses of Parliament to Buckingham Palace will begin at 2.20 PM. The route will take them down Whitehall to Trafalgar Square, and then through Admiralty Arch to The Mall.
The Royal Family will then appear on the balcony at 3.30 PM for a cascade of rifle fire and an RAF flypast.
[Taken from my blog.] The River Pageant the other day was good, but it wasn't a patch on the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Parade that I went too today. Mainly because it wasn't chucking it down with rain all afternoon.
I must have got there about 10 o'clock and when you're standing still for 4 hours it helps to have a few chatty people standing next to you, and I got talking to a nice lady today who came to London especially for the Jubilee. So we were banging on about that, and the river pageant, Australia and the MI5, the NHS, and all sorts of stuff, and before you know it it was half-past 12. Then the gun cops all came out and lined the streets, beady eyes scanning the crowd for signs of trouble. They are usually pretty friendly and chatty too, and they even coordinated a few Mexican waves. (Anyone who didn't take part got arrested). I think they should kit the police out with pom-poms next time, because they made a fair stab at being cheerleaders.
At quarter-to-one the first horses came past, and then a fleet of limos and cars shot past to Westminster Hall, where the Queen was having lunch. Little did I know at the time, but the Queen was in the car! That took me completely by surprise because I thought she was riding a carriage there and back. But she did the first bit in a limo. So that was a bit of an anti-climax, and we spent another hour-and-a-half waiting for her to finish her dinner.
Then it started getting good. It was probably the best parade I've been to so far, in fact, mainly because of the spot where I was standing (right in front of Parliament). About half-an-hour before the gates were due to open, the horses came and stood in their spot, directly in front of my face. Their backsides were literally six feet from my face. You don't appreciate how big these horses are until their tails are whipping up and flicking the air in front of your face. They are collosal, and the soliders were all sitting on them with silver breastplates and swords -- the whole business. Then half of the horses peeled away down Whitehall to head the pararde, and the Queen's carriage came out of the gate. I was so close that she was literally heading straight for me, until she turned right and down the road. Philip was still in hospital, so it was just her, with Charles and Camilla. Then came Harry, William and Kate in another carriage, and then the horses pulled in behind them to follow them down to Trafalgar Square.
After that all hell broke loose because people started hot-footing down to St. James's Park for the balcony appearance at Buckingham Palace. The Mall was already shut and closed off, and the police announced that Trafalgar Square and St. James's Park had been closed too. I later found out that 1.5 million turned up to see the parade, and it felt like double that on the ground. There were thousands of people all marching down the side roads trying to find a way to Buckingham Palace, but everywhere was shut. We ended up traipsing our way all the way down to Victoria, to get round the back way, but even that was closed off. The police had closed off every road to stop more cramming in. So unfortunately I had to give up in the end, and I missed the balcony appearance and flyplast. But I wasn't really bothered anyway -- it was worth standing up for four hours just for the parade.