Above: Prince Charles took to the stage to thank The Queen for her love and support, and to send well-wishes to his father, Prince Philip, who was taken ill suddenly. Following months of excitement, preparation and anticipation, the festivities began to celebrate the magnificent 60 year reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
during what can only be described as a momentous Diamond Jubilee weekend.
From 2- 5 June 2012, millions of people from around the world marked the occasion in their own way, whether attending a street party, having a boogie to Sir Paul McCartney singing ‘Live and Let Die’ during the Diamond Jubilee concert or waving to Her Majesty as she made her way to St. Paul’s for the Thanksgiving Ceremony.
Here, BRITAIN Magazine brings you a selection our favourite images from the Diamond Jubilee weekend. We hope you enjoy the collection. Find more beautiful photographs charting Her Majesty’s reign in our limited edition publication
Elizabeth- The Queen: A Special Diamond Jubilee Souvenir– out now.
Above: The Guards of Buckingham Palace enchanted the crowds with their military precision.
Above: A young boy takes to the stands of Buckingham Palace, cunningly disguised as Her Majesty
Above: The Queen and the Royal Family relax at Epsom Derby on Saturday 2 June
Above: The Queen was in great spirits throughout the day, sharing humour with sportsmen and crowd members alike
Above: More than one million took to the banks of the River Thames for the Diamond Jubilee Pageant
Above: The Mall was replaced with a sea of red, white and blue during the Diamond Jubilee Concert.
Above: Beautiful pictures were projected onto Buckingham Palace during the concert
Above: Prince Charles took to the stage to thank The Queen for her love and support, and to send well-wishes to his father, Prince Philip, who was taken ill suddenly.
Above: The Queen arrives at Buckingham Palace following a Thanksgiving Ceremony at St. Paul’s on 5 June.
Above: Prince Harry, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were overjoyed with the crowd’s reception as they arrived at Buckingham Palace
Above: The crowds were spoilt by a fantastic fly-past by the Red Arrows
Above: The Queen, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry wave to a jubilant crowd.
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