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

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    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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    badhorsie Mouth operational, brain elsewhere...

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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
     
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    Noted republican Joe Strummer checks in.
    [video=youtube;ROj_1R36lX0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROj_1R36lX0&feature=related[/video]
    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...
     
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    Dedicated to badhorsie and the spirit of '77:
    [video=youtube;I2Qlb0qFLFE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2Qlb0qFLFE[/video]
     
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    Another contrarian / national treasure:
    [video=youtube;t676x0SyIq0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t676x0SyIq0[/video]
     
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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:
    [video=youtube;MIIOGka3LKI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIIOGka3LKI[/video]
     
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    Excellent (and lengthy) Tristram Hunt piece in the Guardian:

    Queen Elizabeth II: how will our age be remembered?
    the rest at link above
     
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    My son's girlfriend is from England. She has returned home for the summer to work at her mother's school and will get to meet the Queen on Friday. How neat is that?
     
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    Another view of Silver Jubilee Year 1977

    [video=youtube;meNsTZy2JJs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meNsTZy2JJs[/video]
     
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    And Queen's Brian May, atop the Palace, his version of God Save the Queen, Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee, 2002:
    [video=youtube;_4nsifplvpk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4nsifplvpk[/video]
     

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