~Jackie, mommy to Aiden (11/2/10) and Zoe (VBAC 11/27/12)
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.
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.
Lyla 10/06/10 ~ Kole 04/06/12
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.