Queen
Elizabeth II
Born: 21 April 1926
Queen: 6 February 1952
Diamond Jubilee
marking 60 years as Queen
2012
The Queen’s Golden Jubilee – 4 June 2002
Gold State Coach Procession to St Paul’s Cathedral, London for a service of thanksgiving
Scene on the Mall
4 June 2002
Queen Victoria
Lived: 1819-1901
Queen: 1837-1901
The only other British
monarch to celebrate a
Diamond Jubilee
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, 1940
The King and Queen were Queen Elizabeth II’s parents. They reigned during the second world war
Buckingham Palace was bombed seven times during the second world war
The future
Charles, Prince of Wales
The Queen’s eldest son
William, Duke of Cambridge
The Prince of Wales’s eldest son
The Royal Wedding - 29 April 2011
Prince William and Catherine Middleton
now TRH the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
The Royal Wedding - 29 April 2011
The Queen as Head of State
The Queen with Rt Hon. David Cameron MP at No 10 Downing St – Her 12th Prime Minister
The Queen does not rule or govern but she has “the right to be consulted, to advise and to warn”
The Queen as Head of State
• Each year, The Queen opens Parliament “in State”
• The Queen’s Speech is written for her by the Prime
Minister and sets out the laws which the
Government will ask Parliament to pass that year
• It is the only time The Queen wears her crown
A Tudor picture of
King Edward I
(1239-1307)
opening Parliament
in the House of Lords
The Queen as Head of State
The Queen greets President Obama
of the United States of America
The Queen welcomes the new
Ambassador to the UK from Nepal
The Queen as Head of Nation
National identity and unity: “interpreting the nation to itself”
The Queen
recording
Her annual
Christmas Broadcast
The Queen as Head of Nation
Continuity and Stability
Annual ceremonies
Trooping the Colour - June
Remembrance Day - November
Recognising Achievement and Success
The Queen entertains 50,000 people a
year at garden parties,
receptions, dinners and lunches at
Buckingham Palace in London and
Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh
Recognising Achievement and Success
Any member of the public can
nominate someone for an honour:
www.direct.gov.uk/honours
June Joyce, from Gateshead
was appointed MBE for
services to the community in
Gateshead
Chef Jamie Oliver was appointed MBE
for setting up the Fifteen Foundation
which trains disadvantaged young
adults for the restaurant profession
Bruce Forsyth was knighted for
services to entertainment
Recognising Achievement and Success
Supporting Service
The Queen is supported
by the other members of
the Royal Family
The Queen and the Commonwealth
The Commonwealth is a free association of 54 independent countries.
Nearly all the members have an historical link with the United Kingdom or British Empire
The Commonwealth promotes democracy and development.
The world’s largest and smallest, richest and poorest countries make up the Commonwealth.
It is home to two billion citizens of all faiths and ethnicities – over half of whom are 25 or under.
Queen Elizabeth II of Australia
As well as being Queen of the
United Kingdom, The Queen is
separately Queen of 15 other fully
independent countries.
They include Australia, Canada,
New Zealand and Jamaica
Silver Jubilee (25 Years as Queen) - 1977
Golden Jubilee (50 years as Queen) - 2002
Golden Jubilee – 2002
Concorde and the Red Arrows fly over the Mall
Diamond Jubilee – 2012
Katherine Dewar’s winning design for the Diamond Jubilee Emblem
Central Weekend: 2 – 5 June 2012
www.royal.gov.uk
National events
• Central Weekend events
– Parties - www.thebiglunch.com
– Thames Pageant - www.thamesdiamondjubileepageant.org
– Beacons - www.diamondjubileebeacons.co.uk
• Charitable projects
– Woodland - www.woodlandtrust.org.uk
– Playing fields - www.qe2fields.com
– Local grants - www.peoplesmillions.org.uk
• Touring Exhibitions
– The Queen: Art and Image (National Portrait Gallery)
– Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton (V&A)
– Royal Collection – exhibitions in each Royal Gallery and a touring exhibition of
Leonardo da Vinci drawings
www.jubileetimecapsule.org
www.facebritain.org.uk
Local events
Presentation originally compiled by the Association of Lord-Lieutenants and the Royal Household
All photographs copyright and used by kind permission of the Press Association or the Royal Household
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The Queen`s Diamond Jubilee