In the first days of June 2012, large-scale celebrations dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II were held in Great Britain.
By the jubilee, parades, cultural and other public events were timed.
During the reign of Elizabeth II, the attitude of ordinary citizens to her has not changed, most subjects of the British crown show respect, respect and even love to their queen.
Celebration of the Queen began on June 2 and lastedUntil June 5, 2012. During the holiday throughout the UK, a total of more than 9,000 solemn events were held, including military ceremonies, concerts of famous performers, street processions. Patronizing the triumph of the heir to the throne - Prince Charles.
On the first day of the celebrations, the Queen visited the worldKnown Epsom Derby, where more than 150 thousand spectators were present. The motorcade of Elizabeth II, together with the royal suite accompanying her, made a circle around the entire field, where horse racing is usually held. The audience warmly welcomed the Queen of Great Britain, in honor of which the national anthem of the country was performed. Even the traditional English weather - drizzly rain and gray clouds - could not overshadow the joy of the British.
On the Thames a grandiose parade of ships was held,Already noted in the Guinness Book of Records. Such an abundance of boats was not seen before. At the center of the event, of course, was still the queen, who appeared with her husband Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and other family members on a special royal barge.
The flotilla was prepared for more than two years,To the diamond anniversary of the queen. The parade was attended by ships built more than two centuries ago, when Britain was a world-recognized maritime power. According to the press, more than ten thousand pounds sterling was spent on organizing the water show.
A unique and original gift presented hisQueen of the British Parliament. In honor of Elizabeth II renamed one of the most important symbols of London - the world-famous Big Ben. Officially this is the name of a large bell on the clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, but usually Big Ben is also called the tower itself. Now it is called "The Tower of Elizabeth."
On June 4, Elizabeth II was congratulated on the occasion by Stevie Wonder, Tom Jones, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams, who spoke at the square in front of Buckingham Palace, RIA Novosti reported.
It should be noted that Elizabeth II was declaredQueen of Great Britain in February 1952, after the death of King George VI. The current festive events are timed to the official celebration of the birthday of the queen, traditionally celebrated in early June. His real birthday - April 21 - Elizabeth II usually notes in the family circle.