by Rachel Ogbu
The Diamond Jubilee took place between June 2–5 2012, marking 60 years of The Queen’s reign.
The Queen came to the throne on February 6 1952 (her Coronation took place on June 2, 1953).
A number of events and initiatives took place to mark this extraordinary year including a ride down The Spirit of Chartwell during the Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the River Thames, a cultural night Jubilee Pageant at Windsor Castle and a musical concert organised by Gary Barlow of Take That fame at the Buckingham Palace ; see photos here.
Source: Agency News and websites.