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Useful links relating to the Diamond Jubilee and the British Monarchy

Directgov provides information on holding your own street party

Directgov provides information on holding your own street party


The British Monarchy
Official site providing information on The Queen’s Role, the work of the Royal Family and the Royal Household and the history of the British Monarchy

Clarence House 
Official site providing news about The Prince of Wales, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

The Royal Collection – Jubilee exhibitions
Information about a programme of exhibitions at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse and a touring exhibition to five UK venues to mark the Diamond Jubilee.

HRH Prince Michael of Kent
Official magazine for Prince Michael of Kent and his family.

The Royal Parks
Guide to the history, administration and programmes of events at London’s Royal Parks, some of which will be central to Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Royal Mint
Background on the history and current work of the Royal Mint.

Historic Royal Palaces
Visitor information for the Tower of London, Hampton Court, Kensington Palace State Apartments, Banqueting House, Kew Palace and Queen Charlotte’s Cottage.

Diamond Jubilee

Government-led logistical information about the Diamond Jubilee, including how to organise your own street party, and information about bank holidays, school closures and attending Diamond Jubilee events.

The Big Jubilee Lunch
Building on the already popular Big Lunch initiative, people will be encouraged to share lunch with neighbours and friends as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant
This event will take place on the Thames and consist of up to 1,000 boats assembled from across the UK, the Commonwealth and around the world. The Queen will travel in the Royal Barge which will lead the flotilla.

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Beacons
A network of 2,012 Beacons will be lit by communities and individuals throughout the United Kingdom, as well as the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and the Commonwealth.

The Diamond Jubilee civic honours competition
As part of the celebrations, towns in the UK will compete for city status and existing cities will compete for Lord Mayoralty (or Lord Provostship in Scotland). These will be granted by The Queen in her Jubilee year.

The Diamond Jubilee Pageant
Over 500 horses and 800 international performers will come together for three nights to pay tribute to Her Majesty’s reign.

The Jubilee People’s Millions
60 winners of the Jubilee People’s Millions will get up to 60,000 each to help pay for a community project that will open during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year, 2012.

The Jubilee Woods Project
60 ‘Diamond Woods’ of at least 60 acres each will be planted to mark each year of the Queen’s reign. The planting will begin in autumn 2011 and run to the end of 2012.

Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge
Launched by Fields in Trust to protect recreational spaces for the Diamond Jubilee.

Jubilee Time Capsule
Launched by The Royal Commonwealth Society to provide a digital archive of The Queen’s reign.

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