#InCaseYouMissedIt: The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in pictures

by Rachel Ogbu

The Queen on The Spirit of Chartwell during the Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the River Thames in London

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.


fireworks display at Jubilee music concert on Monday


Fireworks light up the stage at the end






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Diamond Jubilee - Service of Thanksgiving Princess Eugene and Princess Beatrice


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NMSU anthropology professor Donald Pepion performs on horseback for the Queen of England at Windsor Castle during the Diamond Jubilee Pageant May 10-13. (submitted photo)


A dance group perform during the Diamond Jubilee Pageant






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An orphan breaks protocol to hug the Queen








the Quee, with Cheryl Cole and Will I Am


Grace Jones

Source: Agency News and websites.




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