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A Golden Jubilee is a celebration held to mark a 50th anniversary of a monarch's reign. Look up monarch in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

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Golden Jubilees in the Commonwealth Realms

In the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth Realms, a Golden Jubilee celebration is held in the 50th year of a monarch's reign. The Commonwealth Realms, shown in pink A Commonwealth Realm is any one of the 16 sovereign states of the Commonwealth of Nations that separately recognise Queen Elizabeth II as their monarch. ... Look up monarch in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Golden Jubilee for Queen Elizabeth II

Canadian logo to mark the celebration of the Queen's Golden Jubilee. Thirteen maple leaves represent the ten provinces and three territories of Canada.
Canadian logo to mark the celebration of the Queen's Golden Jubilee. Thirteen maple leaves represent the ten provinces and three territories of Canada.

Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Golden Jubilee in 2002, having acceded to the throne in 1952. It was marked by a tour of the United Kingdom and her other realms, beginning with Jamaica and moving on to New Zealand, Australia, and Canada. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1495x1203, 1080 KB) Canadian logo for the Queens Golden Jubilee. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1495x1203, 1080 KB) Canadian logo for the Queens Golden Jubilee. ... Queen Elizabeth II makes an official appearance at the CBC Headquarters as part of her Jubilee goodwill tour, October 2002. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The highlight of the year was a massive celebration in London during the first week of June, which included two large concerts taking place on the back lawn of Buckingham Palace, and televised by the BBC. The classical concert, Prom at the Palace, starred: inter alia, Kiri te Kanawa, Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Symphony Chorus conducted by Sir Andrew Davis. Michael Parkinson, famed UK talkshow veteran, was the Master of Ceremonies. It concluded with a rendition of Land of Hope and Glory, sung by the hundreds on the lawn and the thousands outside the palace gates, and in the parks watching the concert on big screens. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Buckingham Palace and the Victoria Memorial. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, usually known as the BBC (and also informally known as the Beeb or Auntie) is one of the largest broadcasting corporations in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the UK alone and with a budget of more than £4 billion. ... The Prom at the Palace was a classical music concert held in London in 2002. ... This page includes English translations of several Latin phrases and abbreviations such as . ... Dame Kiri Janette Te Kanawa IPA: ONZ, AC, DBE (born March 6, 1944), is an internationally famous New Zealand opera singer. ... Opera singer Angela Gheorghiu (born September 7, 1965) is one of the most famous contemporary sopranos. ... Roberto Alagna (born June 7, 1963) is French operatic tenor. ... The BBC Symphony Orchestra is the principal orchestra of the British Broadcasting Corporation and one of the leading orchestras in Britain. ... The BBC Symphony Chorus is one of the finest and most distinctive amateur choruses in the United Kingdom and celebrated its 75th Anniversary during the 2003-04 season. ... Sir Andrew Frank Davis (born February 2, 1944) is a British conductor. ... Michael Parkinson CBE (born March 28, 1935) is a British journalist and television presenter. ... MC redirects here. ... Land of Hope and Glory is an English patriotic song. ...


The same double audience - inside and outside the palace - attended and/or viewed the pop concert, Party at the Palace, which was also televised. It began with a rendition of God Save the Queen played by Brian May of Queen from the roof of the palace. In the onstage orchestra, Phil Collins played drums for the whole event. Taking a broad view of pop music, the stars included Queen, Tony Bennett, Brian Wilson, Sir Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart and Joe Cocker. The Party at the Palace was a pop concert held in London in 2002. ... God Save the King/Queen is a patriotic hymn, and the national anthem of the United Kingdom. ... Brian Harold May CBE (Born July 19, 1947) is the guitarist for the English rock band Queen. ... Queen are an English rock band. ... Philip David Charles Collins (born January 30, 1951 in Chiswick, London) is an English rock and pop musician. ... Queen are an English rock band. ... Tony Bennett (born Anthony Dominick Benedetto on August 3, 1926) is an American popular music, standards, and jazz singer who is widely considered to be one of the best interpretative singers in these genres. ... Brian Douglas Wilson (born June 20, 1942, in Hawthorne, California) is an American pop musician, best known as the lead songwriter, bassist, and lead singer of the American rock band The Beach Boys (of which he is also a founding member and the main producer, composer, and arranger). ... Paul McCartney, as photographed by Richard Avedon for the 1968 LP The Beatles (aka The White Album). Sir James Paul McCartney,KBE, MBE (born June 18, 1942), better known as Paul McCartney, is a British musician, composer and producer. ... Roderick David Stewart, CBE (born January 10, 1945), is a British rock singer who was a member of the Jeff Beck Group and the Faces before embarking on a solo career. ... Joe Cocker Joe Cocker (born John Robert Cocker, 20 May 1944, in Sheffield, England) is an English rock/blues musician. ...


This was the first time that the Queen had opened Buckingham Palace Gardens to the public for concerts. The Royal Family sat in a large royal box and all appeared to enjoy the proceedings. Buckingham Palace Gardens are the Queens back garden. ... Members of the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the Trooping the Colour ceremony Close relatives of the monarch of the United Kingdom are known by the appellation The Royal Family. ...


The week of celebration culminated in a national service of thanksgiving at St. Paul's Cathedral, and a procession down The Mall. St Pauls Cathedral is a cathedral on Ludgate Hill, in the City of London in London, and the seat of the Bishop of London. ... The Mall, looking towards Buckingham Palace The Mall (/mæl/) in London is the road running from Buckingham Palace at its western end to Admiralty Arch and on to Trafalgar Square at its eastern end, where it crosses Spring Gardens, which was where the Metropolitan Board of Works and for...

Further information: Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II makes an official appearance at the CBC Headquarters as part of her Jubilee goodwill tour, October 2002. ...

Golden Jubilee for Queen Victoria

In 1887, the United Kingdom and the British Empire celebrated Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. Victoria marked 20 June 1887—the fiftieth anniversary of her accession—with a banquet, to which fifty European kings and princes were invited. Although she could not have been aware of it, there was a plan by Irish nationalists to blow up Westminster Abbey while the Queen attended a service of thanksgiving. This assassination attempt, when it was discovered, became known as The Jubilee Plot. At the time, Victoria was an extremely popular monarch: The next day, she participated in a procession that, in the words of Mark Twain, "stretched to the limit of sight in both directions". 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... The British Empire in 1897, marked in pink, the traditional colour for Imperial British dominions on maps. ... June 20 is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 194 days remaining. ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... The Abbeys western façade The Collegiate Church of St Peter, Westminster, which is almost always referred to by its original name of Westminster Abbey, is a mainly Gothic church, on the scale of a cathedral (and indeed often mistaken for one), in Westminster, London, just to the west... The Jubilee Plot was a failed assassination attempt on Queen Victoria during her Golden Jubilee which was held on June 20th 1887. ... Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910),[1] better known by the pen name Mark Twain, was an American humorist, satirist, writer, and lecturer. ...


Golden Jubilees of other monarchs of Great Britain

Although the notion of a Jubilee celebration seems to be an innovation dating from Victoria's reign, prior to this there were three monarchs of the British Isles who reigned more than 50 years. They are:

George III (George William Frederick) (4 June 1738 – 29 January 1820) was King of Great Britain and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until 1 January 1801, and thereafter United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death. ... James VI and I (James Stuart) (June 19, 1566 – March 27, 1625) was King of Scots, King of England, and King of Ireland. ... Henry III (1 October 1207 – 16 November 1272) was crowned King of England in 1216, despite being less than ten years of age. ...

Golden Jubilees in other countries

In Thailand, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-regining monarch, celebrated his Golden Jubilee on 9 June 1996. Look up monarch in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Bhumibol Adulyadej (Thai: ; IPA: ; Royal Institute: Phumiphon Adunyadet;  ) (born December 5, 1927), officially styled the Great (Thai: มหาราช, Maharaja) and also known as Rama IX, is the current King of Thailand. ... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


See also

The Jubilee in both the Jewish and Christian traditions is a year of celebration and forgiveness originally held every 50 years. ... A Silver Jubilee is a celebration held to mark a 25th anniversary. ... A Diamond Jubilee is a celebration held to mark a 60th anniversary. ... A Platinum Jubilee is to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the reign of a monarch, the founding of a business, etc. ... Buckingham Palace Gardens are the Queens back garden. ...

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Aged 76 in 2002, Queen Elizabeth II is the oldest monarch to celebrate a Golden Jubilee.
Eleven photographers from the UK and the Commonwealth were commissioned to photograph The Queen for the Golden Jubilee.
Over 600 Jubilee gifts were presented to The Queen for her Jubilee, including personal gifts from individuals, official and corporate gifts, and gifts from Heads of States of other countries.
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Known as the Golden Jubilee, the 50th Anniversary of HM The Queen's accession to the Throne is a very special event in Britain's history and the perfect time to visit the 'Royal Capital' of Britain - London.
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