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What is a Diamond Jubilee?
Summer started with a huge celebration in the form of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, marking 60 years of her reign. Over the course of the first weekend in June, including two special bank holidays, there were celebrations across the country to celebrate this illustrious event.
The Queen isn’t the first monarch to celebrate a Jubilee. George III celebrated his Golden Jubilee on 25th October 1809, with a service at Windsor, followed by a fete and huge firework display at Frogmore. In 1887 Queen victoria also celebrated her Golden Jubilee, which included 30 Kings and Princes from abroad coming to England to process through London. Mark Twain recorded this as “stretching to the limit of sight in both directions.” Read more...