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

The Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II marked the fiftieth anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the British throne, and was celebrated with large-scale events throughout London, the capital of the United Kingdom, in June of 2002. The official "Jubilee Days" were held to coincide with the Queen's Official Birthday. Unlike the Silver Jubilee in 1977, international goodwill trips were scheduled months in advance, and first started in February. From the government of Canada: http://www. ... From the government of Canada: http://www. ... The Canadian Broadcasting Centre The Canadian Broadcasting Centre is the broadcast headquarters of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporations television and radio services. ... A Golden Jubilee is a celebration held to mark a 50th anniversary. ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor), born 21 April 1926, is Queen of sixteen independent nations known as the Commonwealth Realms. ... This article describes the British monarchy from the perspective of the United Kingdom. ... The Houses of Parliament and the clock tower containing Big Ben Part of the London skyline viewed from the South Bank London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Queens Birthday or Queens Official Birthday is celebrated as a public holiday in several Commonwealth countries (usually Commonwealth realms). ... Elizabeth IIs Silver Jubilee and her domestic and international visits proved very popular with her subjects. ...


Most royal jubilees in the 20th century have been marked by a Fleet Review - there was to have been one for this jubilee, but it was cancelled on cost grounds (or, in a sense, postponed till 2005, and the International Fleet Review). British tradition, where the monarch reviews the massed Royal Navy. ... British tradition, where the monarch reviews the massed Royal Navy. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The International Fleet review The Carriers assembled at the Review. ...

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Spring goodwill trips

The first nation visited was Jamaica on 18 February; the royals had not made a trip to the country in eight years. This came at a particularly painful time for the royal family as it occurred just three days after the funeral of the Queen's sister, Princess Margaret. After two days in Jamaica, the Queen and her husband, Prince Philip, continued on to New Zealand, making stops in major cities such as Auckland, Christchurch, and Wellington. The Queen was then received in Adelaide on 27 February by Peter Hollingworth, for a five-day tour of Australia, visiting places in South Australia and Queensland. February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, (Margaret Rose Armstrong-Jones, née Windsor) 21 August 1930–9 February 2002) was the younger daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and sister of the current British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. She also later held the title Countess of Snowdon by... The Duke of Edinburgh The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (Philip Mountbatten, formerly Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark) (born 10 June 1921) is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. ... Auckland, in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest urban area in New Zealand. ... Situated on the Eastern coast, Christchurch is the principal city of the South Island of New Zealand. ... Wellington (Te Whanganui-a-Tara or Poneke) is the capital city of New Zealand, the countrys second-largest urban area and the most populous national capital city in Oceania. ... Adelaide is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of South Australia, and is the fifth largest city in Australia with a population of almost 1. ... February 27 is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... The Rt Revd Dr Peter Hollingworth AC OBE The Right Reverend Dr Peter Hollingworth AC OBE (born April 10, 1935), Australian bishop and 23rd Governor-General of Australia, became the first Governor-General to resign his office as a result of criticism of his conduct, when on 28 May... Motto: United for the Common Wealth Nickname: Festival State Other Australian states and territories Capital Adelaide Government Governor Premier Const. ... Motto: Audax at Fidelis (Bold but Faithful) Nickname: Sunshine State/Smart State Other Australian states and territories Capital Brisbane Government Governor Premier Const. ...


It was on 3 March that the couple went back to London, and they were dealt another blow when the Queen Mother died on 30 March. In April, the Queen travelled to Parliament and received (and replied to) Loyal Addresses from both Houses of Parliament in Westminster Hall, which was attended by members of both Houses. Also in April, the Queen attended a dinner at 10 Downing Street for all her past Prime Ministers, including John Major, Baroness Thatcher, Sir Edward Heath and James Callahan; the dinner was hosted by Tony Blair. When goodwill visits resumed on 1 May, they were confined to the United Kingdom, and another international Jubilee visit did not take place until the couple's visit to Canada in October. Roughly two to three days were spent in each corner of England; the Queen and Prince Philip first stopped in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset before travelling to Tyne and Wear, then finally to Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. On 13 May, the couple were received in Northern Ireland, and visited such areas as County Fermanagh, Cookstown, and Omagh (the latter being the site of a notorious Irish Republican bombing in 1998). March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... The Houses of Parliament and the clock tower containing Big Ben Part of the London skyline viewed from the South Bank London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ... Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon as Queen Elizabeth. ... March 30 is the 89th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (90th in Leap years). ... May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the British Isles Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st UK... Motto: Onen hag oll (Cornish: One and all) Geography Status Ceremonial and (smaller) Non-metropolitan county Region South West England Population - Total (2004 est. ... The inner harbour, Brixham, south Devon, at low tide Devon is a large county in South West England, bordering on Cornwall to the west, Dorset and Somerset to the east. ... Somerset is a county in the south-west of England. ... Tyne and Wear is a metropolitan county in the North East of England and consists of the estuary areas of the rivers Tyne and Wear. ... Map of Bucks (1904) Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is a county in South East England. ... Berkshire (IPA: or  ; sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a county in England and forms part of the South East England region. ... May 13 is the 133rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (134th in leap years). ... Dieu et mon droit (Royal motto) (French for God and my right)4 Northern Irelands location within the UK Official languages none English is the most widely used language; Irish has official recognition. ... County Fermanagh (Contae Fhear Manach or Fear Manach in Irish), is the westernmost of the six counties that form Northern Ireland. ... Cookstown (An Chorr Chríochach in Irish) is a town in County Tyrone in Northern Ireland, with a population of 10,646 people (in the 2001 Census). ... Omagh (Irish, An Ómaigh) is the county town (and largest town) of County Tyrone in Northern Ireland, situated where the rivers Drumragh and Camowen meet to form the Strule. ... The Omagh bombing was a car bomb attack carried out by the Real IRA on August 15, 1998, against civilians in Omagh, Northern Ireland. ...


Throughout much of mid-May, the Queen and Prince Philip spent time in London devoting much time to the promotion of the arts, attending the Chelsea Flower Show, dedicating the Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace, and attending a reception at the Royal Academy of Arts. On May 23, the Jubilee trips recommenced with a noteworthy six-day trip to Scotland (the longest span of time spent in any region of the UK). Scotland was a location of profound signficance to the royals, as it was the first part of the country visited during the 1977 Silver Jubilee, and it was where the largest crowds were recorded. Like the 1977 trip, the royals first stopped in Glasgow, and then traveled on to Edinburgh and Aberdeen. The Chelsea Flower Show is a garden show held each year for four days in May by the Royal Horticultural Society, Chelsea, London, England. ... Buckingham Palace and the Victoria Memorial. ... This article refers to an art institution in London. ... May 23 is the 143rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (144th in leap years). ... Royal motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... Glasgow (or Glaschu in Gaelic) is Scotlands largest city and unitary council, situated on the River Clyde in the countrys west central lowlands. ... Edinburgh (pronounced ), Dùn Èideann () in Scottish Gaelic, is the second-largest city in Scotland and its capital city. ... Aberdeens location in Scotland Aberdeen (Scottish Gaelic: Obar Dheathain or The Granite City) is Scotlands third largest city, with a population of 212,125, and the greatest part of the unitary council area named the City of Aberdeen, which is surrounded by, but not within, the Aberdeenshire council...


June celebrations in London

People wave their flags outside Buckingham Palace.
People wave their flags outside Buckingham Palace.
Elizabeth II's formal Canadian Golden Jubilee portrait.
Elizabeth II's formal Canadian Golden Jubilee portrait.

The Queen and Prince Philip left Scotland on 29 May to make final preparations for the Jubilee Week, which would start on 1 June. On the night of 1 June, a "Prom at the Palace", showcasing highlights in classical music, was held at Buckingham Palace, the largest venue ever organised on the premises. 12,500 people were invited to attend, out of two million people who expressed interest by completing applications. Playing for the crowds were the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Chorus. Guest vocalists included Kiri Te Kanawa, Thomas Allen, Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (900x600, 148 KB) Description: People wave their flags outside Buckingham Palace. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (900x600, 148 KB) Description: People wave their flags outside Buckingham Palace. ... Image File history File links Ac. ... Image File history File links Ac. ... May 29 is the 149th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (150th in leap years). ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining. ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining. ... Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day. ... Buckingham Palace and the Victoria Memorial. ... 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. ... Kiri Te Kanawa Dame Kiri Te Kanawa ONZ AC DBE (March 6, 1944), is a well-known New Zealander opera singer of Māori ancestry. ... The list below includes the aldermen of Chicago in order by ward. ... 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. ...


2 June was a Sunday, and as such, the Queen and Prince Philip attended Jubilee church services at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. The rest of the Queen's family were spread across the country on 2 June: Prince Charles and his sons William and Harry attended services at Swansea. Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex attended services in Salisbury and later greeted crowds in the area as scheduled. Princess Anne was in Ayr at the time, and Prince Andrew was not in the country at the time; as President of the Football Association, he was attending a World Cup football match in Japan. 2 June is the 153rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (154th in leap years), with 212 days remaining. ... St. ... Windsor Castle. ... 2 June is the 153rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (154th in leap years), with 212 days remaining. ... The Prince of Wales The Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George Windsor)aka the The Butler Bummer (born 14 November 1948), is the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of the Single Celled Interlectual Fish that live at the bottom of the ocean. ... Prince William of Wales (William Arthur Philip Louis Mountbatten-Windsor), born 21 June 1982, is a member of the British Royal Family, grandson of Queen Elizabeth II and first son of the Prince of Wales and the late Diana, Princess of Wales. ... HRH Prince Harry of Wales Henry Charles Albert David His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales (Henry Charles Albert David Mountbatten-Windsor) (born September 15, 1984), nicknamed Prince Harry, is a member of the British Royal Family, a grandson of Queen Elizabeth II. Harry is third in the line of... Swansea (Welsh: Abertawe, mouth of the Tawe) is a city and county in South Wales, situated on the coast immediately to the east of the Gower Peninsula. ... The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, (Edward Antony Richard Louis Mountbatten-Windsor), styled HRH The Earl of Wessex (born March 10, 1964), is a member of the British Royal Family, the youngest child and third son of Queen Elizabeth II. He has held the title of Earl of Wessex since... HRH The Countess of Wessex The Countess of Wessex (Sophie Helen Mountbatten-Windsor, née Rhys-Jones), (born January 20, 1965), is a member of the British Royal Family, the wife of HRH The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke... Salisbury (pronounced Solsbree or Sauls-bree) is a small cathedral city in Wiltshire, England. ... The Princess Anne, Princess Royal, (Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise Laurence, formerly Phillips, née Mountbatten-Windsor), styled HRH The Princess Royal (born August 15, 1950), is a member of the British Royal Family. ... Map sources for Ayr at grid reference NS337220 The royal burgh of Ayr (Scottish Gaelic, Inbhir Àir) in the south-west of Scotland is a burgh situated on the Firth of Clyde. ... Prince Andrew The Prince Andrew, Duke of York, (Andrew Albert Christian Edward Mountbatten-Windsor) styled HRH The Duke of York, (born February 19, 1960), is a member of the British Royal Family, the third child and second son of Queen Elizabeth II. He has held the title of Duke of... The Football Association (The FA) is the governing body of football in England (and the Crown dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man). ... The FIFA World Cup (often called Football World Cup, The World Cup, or simply World Cup) is the most important competition in international football (soccer), and the worlds most representative team sport event. ...


The events of 3 June culminated in a pop music concert in the evening at Buckingham Palace. The concert, called "Party at the Palace", showcased the achievements in pop music over the previous fifty years. The Queen and Prince Philip had spent the day touring Eton and Slough before returning to London in the afternoon. The Queen inaugurated the nationwide BBC Music Live Festival, in which over 200 cities and towns across the UK played the song "All You Need Is Love", followed by the ringing of church bells at 1pm. 3 June was the peak day of celebrations, and just like 7 June 1977, street parties were thrown across the country, although not on the grand scale seen during the previous Jubilee. June 3 is the 154th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (155th in leap years), with 211 days remaining. ... For the 1979 song by M, see Pop Muzik. ... Buckingham Palace and the Victoria Memorial. ... Eton can refer to several things: Eton, Berkshire, a town in England. ... Slough (pronounced ) is a town and unitary authority in the county of Berkshire in the south of England. ... The Houses of Parliament and the clock tower containing Big Ben Part of the London skyline viewed from the South Bank London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ... All You Need Is Love is a song written by John Lennon (although credited to Lennon-McCartney) and first performed by The Beatles on Our World, the first ever live global television link. ... June 3 is the 154th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (155th in leap years), with 211 days remaining. ... June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (159th in leap years), with 207 days remaining. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ...


The concert was attended by all the members of the immediate royal family, including Prince Andrew, who returned from the World Cup matches in Japan. Among the headlining acts at the concert were Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Cliff Richard and Tony Bennett. Paul McCartney ended the night with such numbers as "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" and "Hey Jude", which were performed before and after the Queen lit the National Beacon at the Victoria Memorial. The National Beacon was the last in a string of beacons to be lighted in a chain throughout the world, echoing Queen Victoria's own Golden Jubilee in 1887. 12,000 guests were allowed inside the grounds of Buckingham Palace for the concert, and an additional million people watched and listened to the festivities from The Mall. Queen guitarist Brian May played his arrangement of the national anthem on the roof. Paul McCartney (1964) Sir Dr. h. ... Eric Patrick Slowhand Clapton Eric Patrick “Slowhand” Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945) is a Grammy Award winning English composer, singer and guitarist who became one of the most respected and influential artists of the rock era, garnering an unprecedented three inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... Cliff Richard Sir Cliff Richard (born Harry rodger webb in Lucknow, India, on October 14, 1940) is one of the United Kingdoms most popular singers. ... Tony Bennett, 2000 Tony Bennett (born August 3, 1926) is an American popular music, standards, and jazz singer who is widely considered to be one of the best interpretive singers in these genres. ... While My Guitar Gently Weeps is a Beatles song from double-disc album The Beatles (also known as The White Album). ... Hey Jude is a song recorded by The Beatles, written by Paul McCartney and credited to Lennon-McCartney (John Lennon and McCartney). ... Victoria Memorial Victoria Memorial is a sculpture in London, in front of Buckingham Palace. ... This page discusses Beacons, fires designed to attract attention. ... Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) (24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837, and Empress of India from 1 January 1877, until her death. ... The Mall, looking towards Buckingham Palace The Mall 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. ... This article may contain original research or unverified claims. ... Brian May with The Red Special Brian Harold May CBE (born 19 July 1947) is the guitarist for the English rock band Queen. ...


On 4 June, the entire royal family attended the National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral, followed by lunch at the Guildhall. Unlike the 1977 Jubilee, which proved to have a theme of unity, the Queen addressed the crowd and expressed pride at the Commonwealth's achievements, both during her reign as Queen and throughout time. The Queen was quoted as saying, "Gratitude, respect and pride, these words sum up how I feel about the people of this country and the Commonwealth - and what this Golden Jubilee means to me." [1] June 4 is the 155th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (156th in leap years), with 210 days remaining. ... St Pauls Cathedral is a cathedral on Ludgate Hill, in the City of London, and the seat of the Bishop of London. ... The Guildhall The Guildhall complex in c. ... // Definition and linguistics The original phrase common wealth or the common weal is a calque translation of the Latin term res publica (public thing), from which the word republic comes, which was itself used as a synonym for the Greek politeia as well as for the republican (i. ...

The Concorde and the Red Arrows ended the air show over Buckingham Palace on 4 June.
The Concorde and the Red Arrows ended the air show over Buckingham Palace on 4 June.

The Jubilee Festival started procession in The Mall in the early afternoon. In addition to singers and musicians performing for the Queen, numerous floats were decorated and driven through The Mall, illustrating British life through the years of her reign, from the 1950s to the present day. The Festival was also notable for the presence of a Hells Angel named "Snob" (real name Alan Fisher), who led a procession of motorcycles through The Mall at the Queen's request. This work is copyrighted. ... This work is copyrighted. ... June 4 is the 155th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (156th in leap years), with 210 days remaining. ... Hells Angels logo (Smithsonian Institution) The Hells Angels (without an apostrophe), was formed in 1948 in Fontana, California (where the local chapter remains active), taking the name of the movie Hells Angels based on the Royal Flying Corps directed by Howard Hughes. ...


At the end of the Festival, 5000 adults and children from the 54 Commonwealth nations marched in The Mall before the Queen, in their various national uniforms. The children in the Commonwealth procession presented a "rainbow of wishes" to the Queen, consisting of handwritten notes from schoolchildren from across the Commonwealth. Later in the day, the Queen and Prince Philip greeted crowds from the Palace Centre Room's balcony. More than a million people thronged The Mall and cheered HM The Queen and other members of the Family. The royals then viewed an air show consisting of every type of RAF aircraft in service. The Concorde and Red Arrows trailed behind the other aircraft, ending the air show. The Royal Air Force (often abbreviated to RAF) is the air force branch of the British Armed Forces. ... The Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde supersonic transport (SST) was one of only two models of supersonic passenger airliners to have seen commercial service. ... Red Arrows Hawk at speed during a display The Red Arrows, officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, is the aerobatics display team of the Royal Air Force, based at RAF Scampton, United Kingdom. ...

The full version of Her Majesty's official Canadian Jubilee portrait
The full version of Her Majesty's official Canadian Jubilee portrait

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2000x2500, 759 KB)Queen of Canada - Wearing the insignia of the Order of Canada (above) & The Order of Military Merit (below) Official Photographic Portrait of Her Majesty The Queen of Canada The official Canadian portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2000x2500, 759 KB)Queen of Canada - Wearing the insignia of the Order of Canada (above) & The Order of Military Merit (below) Official Photographic Portrait of Her Majesty The Queen of Canada The official Canadian portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II...

Celebrations outside of London

There were Golden Jubilee celebrations outside of London as well. Perhaps one of the mose moving was held in the United States. New York City lit the Empire State Building in purple and gold. Buckingham Palace and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that it was a sign of saying thank you to the Queen for having the American national anthem played at Buckingham Palace after September 11, 2001, as well as the support the people in Britain gave afterwards. It had been more than 10 years since the Empire State Building gave an honor to somebody not from the United States. The last time was when Nelson Mandela visited New York following his release from prison in 1990. There were also several events which were independently organised to celebrate the jubilee; for example, in June 2002 the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom staged a special parade for the Queen at Portsmouth, where she inspected a guard of honour. Also, the Queen hosted a banquet for all reigning European Kings and Queens (to most of whom she is related) and also gave a special dinner for all the Governors-General of the countries where she is Queen.[2] The Empire State Building, a 102-story contemporary Art Deco style building in New York City, was designed by Shreve, Lamb and Harmon and finished in 1931. ... Buckingham Palace and the Victoria Memorial. ... Michael Bloomberg Michael Rubens Mike Bloomberg (born February 14, 1942) is a prominent businessman, the founder of Bloomberg L.P., the 20th and current Mayor of the City of New York since its 1898 consolidation, and the 108th overall. ... The World Trade Center on fire The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. ... Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela IPA: (born July 18, 1918) was the first President of South Africa to be elected in fully-representative democratic elections. ...


Summer and autumn goodwill trips

The Jubilee goodwill visits started again on 7 June, when the Queen and Prince Philip paid a visit to West Sussex. A three-day trip to Wales followed shortly thereafter, with the couple touring Anglesey, Llanelli, and Cardiff. June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (159th in leap years), with 207 days remaining. ... West Sussex is a county in the south of England, bordering onto East Sussex (with Brighton and Hove), Hampshire and Surrey. ... For an explanation of often confusing terms such as Great Britain, Britain, United Kingdom and England, see British Isles (terminology). ... Anglesey (Welsh: Ynys Môn, pronounced (IPA), roughly unniss mawn), is an island and county at the north western extremity of north Wales. ... Llanelli is a coastal town in Carmarthenshire, Wales, approximately 13 km (8 miles) from Swansea. ... The Norman Keep, Cardiff Castle. ...


July also proved to be a busy month, with the Queen and Prince Philip making two-day trips to the West Midlands, Yorkshire (where the Queen visited the set of the soap opera Emmerdale) and the areas of Suffolk and Norfolk. Later in the month, a three-day goodwill trip was planned to Liverpool and Manchester, where the Queen opened the 2002 Commonwealth Games. The Queen closed out July by touring the East Midlands, and ended their exhaustive domestic trip by visiting Lancashire, where the highest number of people in England turned out for the Queen in 1977. The West Midlands refers to western area of The Midlands (central England). ... The White Yorkshire rose. ... The first TIME cover devoted to soap operas: Dated January 12, 1976, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of Our Lives are featured with the headline Soap Operas: Sex and suffering in the afternoon. A soap opera is an ongoing, episodic work of fiction, usually broadcast on television... The opening title the show used 1998-2005. ... Suffolk (pronounced SUF-fk) is a large traditional and administrative county in the East Anglia region of eastern England. ... Norfolk (pronounced IPA: /nɔ:fək/) is a low-lying county in East Anglia in the east of southern England. ... Liverpool waterfront by night, as seen from the Wirral. ... Manchester is a city in the North West of England, UK. The city is named from the old Roman name Mamucium plus ceaster, derived from the old Latin Castra. Manchester is a metropolitan borough with city status. ... Current flag of the Commonwealth Games Federation The Commonwealth Games is a multi-sport event held every four years involving the elite athletes of the Commonwealth of Nations. ... The East Midlands is one of the regions of England and consists of most of the eastern half of the tradional region of the Midlands. ... Red Lancashire rose Lancashire is a county in the North of England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the British Isles Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st UK...


For twelve days in October, the Queen and Prince Philip visited Canada, making stops in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Fredericton, Sussex, Moncton and Ottawa. The trip was also unique in that it was the first royal visit to Iqaluit since the territory of Nunavut was established. Members of Parliament Libby Davies, Ujjal Dosanjh, David Emerson, Hedy Fry, Stephen Owen Members of the Legislative Assembly Gordon Campbell, David Chudnovsky, Adrian Dix, Colin Hansen, Jenny Kwan, Lorne Mayencourt, Wally Oppal, Gregor Robertson, Shane Simpson, Carole Taylor Mayor Sam Sullivan City Manager Judy Rogers Governing Body Vancouver City Council... Motto: Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) Area: 465. ... For other uses, see Toronto (disambiguation). ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Fredericpolis silvae filia noblis (Fredericton noble daughter of the forest) Image:Fredericton, New Brunswick Location. ... Sussex is a town in Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada, located about seventy kilometers north-north-east of Saint John. ... Moncton (46°6′ N 64°46′ W) is the second largest city in the Canadian province of New Brunswick and is at the heart of the fastest growing urban area in the province. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Advance Ottawa/Ottawa en avant City of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Ville dOttawa, Ontario, Canadas Location. ... Governing Body Iqaluit Municipal Council Location 63°45′ N 68°33′ W Land area 52. ... Motto: Nunavut Sannginivut (Inuktitut: Nunavut our strength or Our land our strength) Official languages Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English, French Capital Iqaluit Largest city Iqaluit Commissioner Ann Meekitjuk Hanson Premier Paul Okalik (independent) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 1 Nancy Karetak-Lindell 1 Willie Adams Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total...


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  • royal.gov.uk website on the Golden Jubilee
  • bbc.co.uk website on the Golden Jubilee
Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom
Ancestry: Descent | Ancestors
Commonwealth: Prime Ministers | Queen of Canada | Queen of Australia | Queen of New Zealand
Overseas Visits: State visits | Commonwealth visits
Titles: British titles and honours | Commonwealth titles and honours
Public Celebrations: Silver Jubilee | Golden Jubilee | Queen's Official Birthday

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