Announcements released by Buckingham Palace and organisations involved in the Diamond Jubilee throughout 2012
The 60th anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation in June 2013 to be marked with a service of celebration at Westminster Abbey
The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, and other Members of the Royal Family will attend a Service to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation Service on Tuesday 4 June at 11am. Find out more.
A major exhibition for the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace to be held to mark the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation
The display will bring together for the first time since Coronation Day a spectacular array of dress, uniform and robes worn by the principal Royal party. Find out more on the Royal Collection Trust website.
Diamond Jubilee letters and messages sent to The Queen, 10 June 2012
Her Majesty has received an exceptional number of letters and messages of goodwill following the Diamond Jubilee weekend, taking the total to over 130,000. Find out more.
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Broadcast, 5 June 2012
The Queen has spoken of events to mark her Diamond Jubilee as a “humbling experience” which she hoped would “brighten our lives for many years to come” in a special message of thanks following this weekends Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Find out more.
The Duke of Edinburgh admitted to hospital, 4 June 2012
His Royal Highness has been admitted to hospital as a precautionary measure after being diagnosed with a bladder infection. He will not attend Diamond Jubilee celebrations on 4 and 5 June. Find out more.
The Archbishop of Canterbury’s tribute to The Queen
In a short video to mark the Diamond Jubilee, Dr Rowan Williams talks of Her Majesty’s role as Head of the Church of England, as well as reflecting on her stabilising influence over her 60 years as Queen. Find out more.
Dates for Northern Ireland visit announced
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will visit Northern Ireland on 26 and 27 June as part of the Diamond Jubilee tour of the UK. Find out more.
National Service of Thanksgiving: Order of Service
A National Service of Thanksgiving to Celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral on the morning of 5 June 2012. The Order of Service is now available to download from this website. Find out more.
Queen Victoria’s journals digitised to mark the Diamond Jubilee, 24 May 2012
All 141 volumes of Queen Victoria’s diaries have been made available online. The Queen officially launched a new website containing digital versions of the diaries at Buckingham Palace on Queen Victoria’s birthday. Find out more.
Official Souvenir Programme now available
The Official Souvenir Programme celebrating The Diamond Jubilee, containing messages from The Queen and The Prince of Wales, is on sale. Find out more
Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant, 3 June 2012
The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh and other members of the Royal Family, will participate in the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant on Sunday 3 June . Find out more.
Piccadilly Big Jubilee Lunch, 3 June 2012
London’s Piccadilly will play host to a very special Big Jubilee Lunch on Sunday 3 June. It will highlight the very best of British entertainment, culture, art, music and food. Find out more.
‘Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee Scrapbook’ website is launched, 22 April 2012
A new website about Queen Victoria’s life, using material from the Royal Archives, has been launched as an educational and public resource to mark the Diamond Jubilee. Find out more.
Processional Route on Tuesday 5 June
Details of the processional route Her Majesty will take from Westminster Hall, the Palace of Westminster, to Buckingham Palace have been released. Find out more.
Charities receive tickets for The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace on 4 June
More than 100 charities and youth support organisations from all over the United Kingdom have been given tickets to take part in The Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace on Monday, 4 June 2012. Find out more.
5 June Events Announced
The Diamond Jubilee weekend will culminate with a day of celebrations in central London, including a service at St Paul’s Cathedral, a carriage procession and a balcony appearance. Find out more.
St Paul’s seeks young singers from across the UK for its ‘Diamond Choir’
Choirboys and girls from across the UK will have the chance to sing for The Queen as part of the Diamond Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving this June at St Paul’s Cathedral. Click here to find out more.
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award
Nominations open today for a special award that will mark The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee by recognising the work of voluntary organisations throughout the United Kingdom. The new Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award 2012 will honour the efforts of charities and voluntary organisations that undertake projects at a national level this year, including groups which are supporting the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.The Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award is an extension of the successful Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS), the highest recognition for volunteering, with an equivalent status to the UK MBE. It has been established by the Cabinet Office with the approval of Buckingham Palace. For further information, see https://qavs.direct.gov.uk/diamond-jubilee
Results of Diamond Jubilee civic honours competition announced
The Government has announced that in honour of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Chelmsford, Perth and St Asaph have been awarded the right to call themselves a city, while Armagh will from now on have a Lord Mayor. Click here to find out more.
Gary Barlow and Andrew Lloyd Webber to write a Diamond Jubilee song
Gary Barlow and Andrew Lloyd Webber will collaborate on a song which will be performed at the Diamond Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace on 4 June, attended by The Queen and other members of the Royal Family. Click here to find out more.
Armed Forces Muster, 19 May 2012
The Armed Forces will mount a spectacular tribute to The Queen for the Diamond Jubilee at Windsor on 19 May 2012. Click here to find out more.
Launch of the Diamond Jubilee Concert
Buckingham Palace and the BBC announce details of the public ticket ballot and a line up of performers for The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert on Monday 4 June 2012. Click here to find out more.
UK and overseas visits
The Queen will mark her Diamond Jubilee with a series of regional visits and engagements throughout the UK. Click here to find out more.