Monday, June 4, 2012

The Diamond Jubilee Of Queen Elizabeth II

The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II is a multinational celebration throughout 2012 marking the 60th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom to the thrones of seven countries on 6 February 1952. Queen Victoria in 1897 is the only other monarch in the histories of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and a few other Commonwealth realms to have celebrated a Diamond Jubilee.
Following the tradition of jubilees past, a Diamond Jubilee medal is being awarded in various countries and holidays and events will be held throughout the Commonwealth.
She celebrated her Silver Jubilee (25 years) in 1977 and her Golden Jubilee (50 years) in 2002.
(The picture above is produced by Helen Marshall for the diamond jubilee using more than 5,000 photos sent by the BBC viewers)

When is the Queen's Jubilee 2012?
In celebration of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee, 2012 sees a double bank holiday taking place in June. The Jubilee bank holidays take place on Monday June 4 and Tuesday June 5. The majority of Jubilee celebrations will take place over the weekend of June 2-5 2012.
Concert at Buckingham Palace
Is organised by the BBC and featuring some of the biggest name in music, the concert will be attended by The Queen and other members of the Royal Family.
The ballot for tickets has closed but the concert will be broadcast live from 7.30 pm on BBC One, Radio 2, and on big screens in Hyde Park, St James's Park and The Mall.

The Sunrise News:

Watch Diamond Jubilee LIVE here!
Listen to Kylie on BBCRadio2 at 7.25p.m. UK time here!

Attention Americans: The Concert is going to be broadcasted on ABC channel on Tuesday, June 5th at 9 p.m.!!!

Order for the Jubilee Concert:
Madness - Our House (from roof of the Palace)
Robbie Williams - Mack the Knife, Let Me Entertain You
Gary Barlow and Cheryl Cole - Need You Now
Ed Sheeran – A Team
Alfie Boe & Renee Fleming (from Palace balcony) - Somewhere
Gareth Malone and Military Wives - National anthem
Shirley Bassey – Diamonds Are Forever
Tom Jones – Delilah and Mama Told Me Not To Come
Cliff Richard – Medley of songs
Grace Jones – Slave To The Rhythm
Jessie J - Domino
Annie Lennox – There Must Be An Angel
JLS – Everybody In Love and She Makes Me Wanna
Alfie Boe – O Solo Mio
Jools Holland & Ruby Turner – You Are So Beautiful
Renee Fleming – Un Bel Di Vedremo
Lang Lang - Hungarian Rhapsody
Gary Barlow and the Commonwealth band featuring The Military Wives – Sing
Kylie Minogue – Medley of songs
Stevie Wonder – Three songs TBC
Elton John – Your Song, I’m Still Standing and Crocodile Rock
Paul McCartney – Live And Let Die and two other Beatles songs TBC

Kylie on The One Show minutes before the beginning of the concert ;)

One thing I can tell for sure: Queen came out just in time for the best part of the concert:
Gary Barlow and the Commonwealth band featuring The Military Wives – Sing - this is where true show began! Absolutely amazing performance that gave us goosebumps - well done!
Robbie Williams was amazing - he's a real performer and entertainer at the same time!
And one of the highlights of the night for me of course was Kylie performing her medley, that later took over the Twitter trends - amazing vocals, beautiful performance and stunning-looking Kylie! She performed a medley which included: Spinning Around, Can't Get You Out Of My Head, Step Back In Time and All The Lovers :


Gary Barlow ‏@GBarlowOfficial 
Kylie..... Brilliant

Elton John - just love his voice!
Stevie Wonder - one of the singers I've been looking forward to seeing perform at the concert - true legend!And all the legends mentioned above were scheduled for the culmination! Good timing ;)
Stay tuned for the pictures/videos from the concert!
One of the most weird performances was by Grace Jones who performed her entire song Slave To the Rhythm with a hula hoop, without it slipping before letting it fall to the floor at the end of the song and saying: "We love you - happy birthday, our Queen." (only she forgot it was NOT Queen's B'Day... :D )

Piers Morgan @piersmorgan
Best Legs Of The Night. #kylie #jubileeconcert

Queen Elizabeth II meets performers after the concert, introduced by Gary Barlow and Kylie Minogue:

xo K

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