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    Queen Elizabeth II: her Diamond Jubilee weekend is upon us, 02 June - 05 June

    The celebration reaches its climax during the central weekend of June 02 thru 05. God save the Queen.

    Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II (Wiki)

    The official website of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee

    The Queen's diamond jubilee: royalist or republican? (Guardian)

    The Queen's Diamond Jubilee - celebrations and events (direct.gov.uk)

    Put out the bunting. This is the age of the Second Elizabethans (that prat Boris Johnson, in the Telegraph)

    An abundance of Jubilee recipes et much al. also available via a Google search.

    What the Sex Pistols had to say about the Queen's 1977 Silver Jubilee, with footage of the band playing on a
    boat named The Queen Elizabeth on the River Thames outside the Palace of Wesminster, 07 June 1977. (YouTube)

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    Hear "Jerusalem" again? Sure thing.



    BONUS!

    "My Country Right or Left" by George Orwell
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    20 Surprising facts about the Queen:

    i think #2 is appalling but #4 is very sweet !!


    http://abcnews.go.com/2020/queen-20-...ry?id=16405804
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    Quote Originally Posted by redheadedgal View Post
    20 Surprising facts about the Queen:

    i think #2 is appalling but #4 is very sweet !!


    http://abcnews.go.com/2020/queen-20-...ry?id=16405804
    My favorite is #6... Long live the Queen...

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    I have enormous respect for her, she didn't chose to be born a royal and wasn't born to be queen but she has devoted her life to this country.

    I just love it when she wears her crown with spectacles when opening parliament. I saw her once, by accident, at Waterloo Stn, LDN. She was in a big car with police outriders, she looked tiny and her husband didn't look as if he suffered fools gladly
    England's dancing days are done...

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    Noted republican Joe Strummer checks in.

    R.I.P. Joe Strummer - the best
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    Looking at the old YT videos of 1977- Silver Jubilee. It was the year Elvis died, I was 16. I remember that I was wearing an old grey jacket covered with chains, rubber tubing, vomit and spittle, lurex(!) union jack socks and plastic sandals (a regular fashionista me lol)

    We hated everything and felt within our rights to express this loudly, the establishment did not know what to do.

    Today we would have been kettled, filmed, arrested and shut up. Such is progress...
    England's dancing days are done...

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    Dedicated to badhorsie and the spirit of '77:
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    With royals riding high, Queen Elizabeth marks her marvelous year (Washington Post)

    (Certainly a better year than the royals' annus horribilis - what the queen termed 1992.)

    Simon Schama: Celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee (Daily Beast)

    A celebratory year the Queen shares with Jan van Riebeeck (Independent)

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    Another contrarian / national treasure:
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    What are the naysayers up to?

    Diamond Jubilee v Republican Britain (BBC)

    And meanwhile, in Cheddar....

    Diamond Jubilee: Cheddar attempts bunting world record (BBC)

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    A monarch's duty - just think how many times Elizabeth II has performed this function, the Queen on behalf of the whole nation, presenting the wreath at the Cenotaph on Whitehall each Remembrance Sunday with solemn dutifulness and honor:
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