Queen's Diamond Jubilee Day 2012 Tuesday 5 June 2012
Queen's Diamond Jubilee 5 June 2012
One of the most important celebrations to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s ascension to the throne will be held on 5 June 2012 in the United Kingdom to mark the 60th year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
The Queens Diamond Jubilee has been decided to be held on this date to honour the Queen for the decades of service Her Majesty has provided to the people of the United Kingdom and all of the territories which are under Her goodwill.
History of the Diamond Jubilee
The Diamond Jubilee was held only once before, for Her Majesty Queen Victoria. This monumental event was held all the way back in 20 June 1897. This event was marked by huge celebrations and events all across the United Kingdom and the territories and colonies of the British Empire, which is now referred to as the Commonwealth Realms. Since there has only been one Diamond Jubilee in the past, the one scheduled for 5 June 2012 is truly a special occasion. For those who will be able to attend the ceremonies, the event will be truly remarkable. Queen Elizabeth II is currently the queen over many independent areas or realms such as New Zealand in the South Pacific, Jamaica in the Caribbean Sea, Australia close to New Zealand in the Southern Hemisphere, Canada just north of the United States of America, and of course the countries which make up the United Kingdom.
Alignment of the Diamond Jubilee with Other Events
The Queens Diamond Jubilee set in 5 June 2012 is a very special one indeed, as the UK readies itself for the Olympics in London, just a few weeks after the Diamond Jubilee. The 2012 Olympics are a costly event which will put the UK back on the map for sport and athletics. The entire world will be watching as the United Kingdom and the Territories celebrate Her Majesty the Queens Diamond Jubilee on the 5th of June in the year 2012. All of the attention will be on the UK that year, as the preparations for the Olympics coincide with the grande events of the Diamond Celebration.
Another important event which is aligned with the Queens Diamond Jubilee is the birthday of this very queen, Queen Elizabeth the Second. The dear queen will turn 86 years old during the celebrations for her own Diamond Jubilee, commemorating the sixty superb years she has given to the United Kingdom. The queen typically celebrates her birthday with more intimate celebrations, such as small gatherings of the royal family and other such people. However, in the midst of the large scale celebrations which will go on during the birthday week in 2012, it is surely going to be a special birthday for HM the Queen.
Celebrations Planned for the Diamond Jubilee
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee has several events planned for the great day, as declared recently by Lord Mandelson. Lord Mandelson made the official announcement for the people of the United Kingdom who were very pleased at the fact that the government has planned special occasions for the event. Specifically, there will be a series of events planned. Planning for these, according to Lord Mandelson, is in the early stages and will get more concrete as the months go on. In addition to the events being planned, there will be a banking holiday in order for the entire United Kingdom to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee together at the same time.
On Tuesday, 5 June 2012, there will be an extra banking holiday in the UK. This will be added on top of the banking holiday on June 4 2012 which was added from the previous week in May, where it is typically celebrated.
Events in the past will likely be topped for this grande event. During the Queen’s Gold Celebration in 1992, a spectacular series of events took place, including a performance by Brian May who played a raging guitar solo in tribute to the Queen while he stood atop the royal palace. While the Gold Celebration was in fact a spectacular event, the events planned for Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee are going to be even bigger.
The Queen’s Honourable Service
Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne after her father’s death in 1952. Her father was King George the Sixth. The honourable service which Queen Elizabeth brought to the United Kingdom is commendable by all citizens and peoples of the UK and the rest of Her Majesty’s territories. Lord Mandelson, who made all of the official announcements about the Queens Diamond Jubilee on 05 June 2012, told the people via telecast that the extra bank holiday was put into place so that all people in the UK and abroad would be able to celebrate the Queen’s remarkable service together. The other bank holiday which is usually held at the end of May will be moved to the 4th of June, right before the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration is to be held. This will create a long weekend consisting of four days. Although banking holidays in some countries of the UK are different, such as in Scotland, Lord Mandelson assured the people that the government would work closely with the administrations of Scotland in order to provide an equal set of holidays and work days for the entire United Kingdom. Mandelson truly would like all people across the UK to be able to celebrate the jubilee during the same time.
Commemorative Medals and Other Honours
In addition to the other elements of the Diamond Jubilee, Mandelson also noted that there would be special medals given out to those who also contributed greatly to the success of the United Kingdom over the past 60 years. Queen Elizabeth would also commemorate these great members of society by issuing a limited run of medals to these fine citizens and servicemen. All of the events of the Queen’s exciting Diamond Jubilee will take place on the 5th of June, 2012 in the United Kingdom and the rest of the territories under Queen Elizabeth II. A full week of special events will likely make this week the finest week of the year of 2012.