Queen Elizabeth II is perhaps the most famous crowned heads of today.It is popular not only among his subjects, but also throughout the world.The date of actual accession to the throne of the British monarch is February 6, 1952, when her father George VI died.However, the celebration of the 60th anniversary of her reign were moved to the warmer summer months.
At the beginning of June 2012 the capital of the kingdom changed markedly London decorated and prepared for the celebrations.They lasted for 4 days, from 2 to 5 June, which have been declared holidays.But this is not the only gift that the Queen presented her subjects.She arranged a free lottery winnings which were 5,000 invitations for 2 persons.10,000 lucky winners from across t
he country on June 5 went to Buckingham Palace.
Schedule Queen, as usual, was drawn up long before the landmark date.On the morning of June 2 was given a salvo of guns in London, Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff, ushered in the celebrations.Then Elizabeth II, along with family members and accompanying entourage visited the horse racing in the town of Epsom Derby.The cortege of cars followed all over the field to loud greetings of the crowd.On the racetrack that Saturday there were about 150,000 spectators.
On Sunday, June 3 hits the water, caught in the Guinness Book of Records as the most massive procession of vessels.The Queen was on the barge 'Spirit Chatvella ", which led the flotilla.6-hour action was broadcast across the country on giant screens set up in the streets of major cities.Live watching him 1.2 million.Many Englishmen and a picnic lunch in honor of the queen, gathering of relatives and friends.
Monday July 4 in front of Buckingham Palace hosted a rock concert, which was attended by British star: Elton John, Shirley Bassey and others. At the end of the musical performances in the 22 hours throughout the UK and Commonwealth countries (Australia, NewZealand, Canada, the Union of South Africa and Ireland) were lit beacons.There have been about 4000, the last of which was lit very own ruler at 22:30.Immediately after that, near the palace fireworks thundered.
Tuesday June 5 the royal family and close persons attended St. Paul's Cathedral, where he spent the festive church service.Then Elizabeth II traveled through the streets of London, sitting in a carriage, and welcoming the participants along their thousands of Britons.For the 10,000 selected near Buckingham Palace was a picnic, and then they were able to witness the emergence of Crowned person on the balcony, from which it, in turn, watched the parade of the Air Forces.
Like all great events, Diamond Jubilee of the reign of the Queen of England was not without surprises.The worst of them became hurricanes and freezing rain that hit the capital on Sunday morning before the start of the water parade.However, shivering spectators are not returned to their homes, and applaud the courage darling.