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What is a Diamond Jubilee? Do you care? Should I care? Are there other Jubilees and this one is just extra special Diamondy?

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DITTO! Lol

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I saw this online and also wondered what it was.

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a Diamond Jubilee is very rare. It is 60 years of a king/queen's reign. The only other Queen to have a Diamond Jubilee was Queen Victoria. It is a pretty big deal. I am Canadian and there is stuff going on here. Plus the Royal Family have been travelling all over the Commonwealth this year in celebration.

Hope that helps.

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Due to my own curiosity I did look into this a bit the other day. The Diamond Jubilee is like the 60th anniversary of a monarchs reign, as Margaret pointed out. There are others and if she lives another 10 years she will have a Platinum Jubilee, which I guess will be super HUGE if that happens. I think that her 50 year was the Gold Jubilee.

Sarah will correct me if I am wrong.

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Clearly I've been living under some kind of bush because I haven't even been hearing about this.

I blame the toddler.

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What does one do at a Jubilee, besides have a concert with Elton John, Paul McCartney, etc.

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"BuckeyeK" wrote:

What does one do at a Jubilee, besides have a concert with Elton John, Paul McCartney, etc.

Mostly a bunch of parades and such. I remember the silver Jubilee when I was in school and all the kids got a special coin (mine was lost years ago) but nothing like that this year - at least not in Canada. If Queen Elizabeth II lives another 3.5 years she will have reigned the longest of any king/queen. Since her mom died over 100 years old I think she will make it.

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Basically what Margaret said, it's the anniversary of sixty years of Queen Elizabeth's reign. Sarah can provbaly tell you more about ehat is hapoening, we just see it on TV here. I love the ceremony of it all. I actually saw a picture of the Queen I assume sixty years ago with her husband and then now, put it this way look at Prince Albert now and that could very well be William when he is older.

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"ange84" wrote:

Basically what Margaret said, it's the anniversary of sixty years of Queen Elizabeth's reign. Sarah can provbaly tell you more about ehat is hapoening, we just see it on TV here. I love the ceremony of it all. I actually saw a picture of the Queen I assume sixty years ago with her husband and then now, put it this way look at Prince Albert now and that could very well be William when he is older.


This one?

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^
I posted that picture on my facebook.

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Aw! Old people.

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"TiggersMommy" wrote:

Aw! Old people.

Lol

That's great--I love rephotography Smile

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Yup that's the one, except I called him the wrong prince, he is prince Phillip, prince Albert was queen Victoria,s husband. Need to brush up on my English monarchs again I guess

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You're doing better than I am. Everything I know about British monarchy I learned from watching The Tudors. Them peeps be CRAZY.

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Sorry I didn't see this before. It's basically what the others said. This one is more important than Queen Victoria's in the fact that she didn't actually celebrate hers as Prince Albert had died and after that she didn't really do very much. And she died 3 years after hers where as Elizabeth II could well be celebrating in another 10 years time.

Here is has been a HUGE deal. But mainly it was a love/hate thing. Quite a few people over here really hate the royal family (my IL's included, my MIL made a horrible comment about Prince Philip being in hospital while the Jubilee was going on and it even upset my anti monarch husband!!) But in all fairness they do a HUGE amount for our country which people don't see. Really, if we didn't have a Royal Family our country would be just rubbish!! But that's a but OT lol

Loads of houses and all the shops have decorated for it and it's been the only thing on TV all weekend. I saw an amazing home movie of the Queen when she was about 18 months old and she'd stolen her mothers glasses and was putting them on herself. And another one of the 'behind the scenes' of the official photos taken on the actual coronation of 4 year old Prince Charles and 2 year old Princess Ann being (literately) right royal pain's in the butt while they were trying to take photos (hiding under the Queen's gown, trying to put her crown on etc). You just don't imagine them to be..well...human!!

But anyway, I've enjoyed it and I feel a bit sad now they are taking down all their decorations, like Christmas is over.

And we celebrated her Golden Jubilee in 2002 (I designed something for the council and one was given to the Queen so I feel very passionate about celebrating really) And the silver Jubilee was before I was born but that was defiantly also celebrated.

I'm quite brushed up on my recent Royal history so feel free to ask any questions Smile

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"rubber_da_glove" wrote:

And the silver Jubilee was before I was born but that was defiantly also celebrated.

I'm quite brushed up on my recent Royal history so feel free to ask any questions Smile

I'm old and that is why I remember the silver one...I was in grade 1 or 2.

Also, I hate when the media (mostly American) still call the Duchess of Cambridge "Kate Middleton". They don't have to use her title but Kate or Katherine would be so much better.

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"mom2robbie" wrote:

Also, I hate when the media (mostly American) still call the Duchess of Cambridge "Kate Middleton". They don't have to use her title but Kate or Katherine would be so much better.

I agree. I hate her being called Kate anyway. It's really common sounding. Katherine is much nicer. She's not going to be Queen Kate. That would just be weird lol

Also, stuff people have been doing over here. On Monday I think over 4200 towns (ours included) lit beacons between 10pm and 10.30 then the Queen lit one in London after the concert after all the others were done. http://www.diamondjubileebeacons.co.uk/ And she had a photo taken from space of them all lit but I haven't seen the picture yet.

And on Tuesday loads of people had street parties (we didn't) but most of it was non stop coverage of it and programs all day long (which were actually fascinating) about the royal family.

And of course any excuse to see a bit of William and Harry is always good. The Queen, William and Katherine are coming to my town on Wednesday. I'll be working but I'm going to take my camera in case I catch a glimpse lol

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I feel like I've learned so much from this thread!

Did I tell y'all that one of my old friends from Vegas met William recently? My friend is a helicopter pilot and currently stationed in England. He spent a couple of days at a British base and one night sat down and talked to one of their guys just about flying and military stuff......and 20 minutes into the convo he finally realizes who he is talking to!!! Lol

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

Did I tell y'all that one of my old friends from Vegas met William recently? My friend is a helicopter pilot and currently stationed in England. He spent a couple of days at a British base and one night sat down and talked to one of their guys just about flying and military stuff......and 20 minutes into the convo he finally realizes who he is talking to!!! Lol

ROFL

When I was little my mum always told me I was going to marry William...never mind lol

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I remember all the girls my age wanting to marry either William or Harry.
Erin yesthise Tudors were a bit wild. I love the Tudors, my next holidays are going to be spent watching the last season. I spent a lot of time on the couch nursing
Ronin and watching the Tudors when he was a newborn.

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"rubber_da_glove" wrote:

Also, stuff people have been doing over here. On Monday I think over 4200 towns (ours included) lit beacons between 10pm and 10.30 then the Queen lit one in London after the concert after all the others were done. http://www.diamondjubileebeacons.co.uk/ And she had a photo taken from space of them all lit but I haven't seen the picture yet.

And on Tuesday loads of people had street parties (we didn't) but most of it was non stop coverage of it and programs all day long (which were actually fascinating) about the royal family.

I am pretty sure beacons were lit all across the commonwealth. I know one was lit here in Canada.

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"mom2robbie" wrote:

I am pretty sure beacons were lit all across the commonwealth. I know one was lit here in Canada.

Ohhh, I didn't know that Smile

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They lit one here in Canberra which is Australia's caoital