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The Diamond Jubilee - 2012
« on: May 02, 2009, 08:27:34 AM »
Hello Everyone,

I have searched for this topic but none has come forth.  If there is already a topic on the Diamond Jubilee, I apologize and ask that this be amalgomated into the previous one.  Thank you....


Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her 60th year on the Throne in 2012 - her Diamond Jubilee!!

Do we know the actual dates for celebration yet?
There will probably be a ceremony & luncheon at Guildhall in the City and a Thanksgiving Ceremony at St. Paul's;  but what else is planned??
The Trooping, Garter Ceremony and Royal Ascot will probably be extra prestigious and glamourous.

Of course, the Olympics will be staged fairly close to this also;  so, all London will be 'en fete'.....

I plan to be in London in June 2012, so maybe I'll see you all or some of you there!!!  Shall we plan a party!!!

Larry

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Re: The Diamond Jubilee - 2012
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2009, 07:20:36 PM »
Apparently, in 2007 the Olympic minister promised that the Diamond Jubileee festivities would not clash with the Olympics! Instead it is mooted that visitors to London would be able to enjoy some part of the Jubilee 'fun' (Perhaps some Grand Parade with Fireworks and whatnot....maybe even a 'Party in Park' type thing as a finale) as well as the subsequent opening ceremony of the Olympics. Whether this happens seems to be in the planning stage as of now!

Whatever happens, I am sure that the Household are hoping to do something even more impressive and memorable than the party at BP with Brian May doing his thing on the roof and all those stars serenading HM and her guests and that spectacle projected onto the east facade of the Palace with that amazing photo montage thing done in '02!!!!!



 

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Re: The Diamond Jubilee - 2012
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2009, 05:06:33 PM »
Hello,

I am bumping this topic forward, as no replies have come forth...

Do we know the dates yet for the celebrations of the Diamond Jubilee???
I have heard June 4th & 5th;  but surely there will be longer celebrations than just 2 days!!

Larry

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Re: The Diamond Jubilee - 2012
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2010, 07:02:56 PM »
Perhaps Her Majesty will mark the occiasion with new jewels? Perhaps diamond drops taking the place of pearls or the Cambridge emeralds on the Vladimir Tiara?

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Re: The Diamond Jubilee - 2012
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2010, 11:25:34 AM »
Now were talking! Excellent idea, Emperor of the Dominions. I'm sure that HM has quite a few loose jewels already. It would be quite exciting to see a new tiara!

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Re: The Diamond Jubilee - 2012
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2010, 10:02:16 PM »
Britons get extra holiday for Queen's Diamond Jubilee:

http://gpdhome.typepad.com/royalblognl_news_summary/2010/01/holiday-for-queens-diamond-jubilee.html

courtesy hja
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Re: The Diamond Jubilee - 2012
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2010, 06:49:20 PM »
I hope 'austerity measures' will not be the order of the day, come the time. This is an event worth pulling 'all the stops out' for and may be a blessed relief from the hardships to come.

R I .

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Re: The Diamond Jubilee - 2012
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2010, 07:46:21 AM »
Now were talking! Excellent idea, Emperor of the Dominions. I'm sure that HM has quite a few loose jewels already. It would be quite exciting to see a new tiara!

I think that this has been discussed before.  If memory serves me well, I think it was Ashdean who suggested the implausibility of this coming to pass; the logic of this being that the Queen would not be comfortable with such an ostentatious display of wealth, when her combined collections are already so rich in such pieces.

Besides which, it is quite possible that Britain may still be grappling with its economy and this may well have an impact on how the whole event of the Jubilee is conceived.
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Re: The Diamond Jubilee - 2012
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2010, 08:05:10 AM »
Quite so; Her Majesty is not a woman who would use this occasion to splash out on a pricey new diamond tiara while the rest of the world is struggling in recession.

I think the best we can hope for is some kind, generous, fantastically wealthy benefactor would see fit to gift The Queen with a significant new diamond piece to mark this historic event.  Perhaps a middle-eastern monarch, a Russian oligarch, the Peeress of the Realm, or maybe merely a wealthy commoner a la Mrs. Grenville. 

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Re: The Diamond Jubilee - 2012
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2010, 08:38:36 AM »
And there aren't too many women of the Mrs Greville ilk kicking around any more!

It will be interesting to see exactly what is being planned for this Jubilee.
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Re: The Diamond Jubilee - 2012
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2010, 09:50:57 AM »
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders presented the Queen with a sumptuous new Bentley for her Golden Jubilee, which is now in regular use.

And about the same time the Australians presented her with a new carriage (the Australian State Coach), complete with computer-stabilised springs (not like the Coronation Coach, which is apparently very sick-making).

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Re: The Diamond Jubilee - 2012
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2010, 11:27:57 AM »
You're right, I suppose there are some possible sources for a hefty gift of diamonds to mark the Jubilee. 

Sadly, it's been a few years since I've wandered through Cartier or Van Cleef & Arpels shopping for a new tiara or diamond necklace <wink>, so what might that go for these days?  I mean, let's say I wanted to commission a gift for the Queen's Jubilee, something on the scale of the Vladamir Tiara, or Queen Victoria's diamond necklace and earrings (the fat set the Queen wore at her coronation).  Would it run me £1 million? Two?  Five?

If the 759 extant hereditary peers in Britain each threw in £5,000, that should do it.  If the several hundred living life peers joined in, they'd each only have to throw in maybe £2,500.  Or, if every living Britain threw in 8p, it could be done.

Heck, there are over 7,000 members of this forum alone.  If we each donated £5, we might be able to get her a matching bracelet or broach.  She might name it the "Ally Pally Broach".

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Re: The Diamond Jubilee - 2012
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2010, 08:26:09 PM »
I think you might find that a few of the hereditary peers might struggle to find 5,000 pounds to spare! Some are struggling just to keep the wolf from the door! Wouldn't it be a better and a more lasting and useful legacy if public donations were made to establish some new charity rather than be wasted on a bauble that may in years to come end up festering in the vaults at BP like so many other pieces? At least with a charity in the Queen's name and in commemoration of the Diamond Jubilee, such a charity could benefit the nation as a whole!

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Re: The Diamond Jubilee - 2012
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2010, 09:23:35 PM »
Well said Margot!
Totally agree with that a charity would be much more worth it.

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Re: The Diamond Jubilee - 2012
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2010, 03:34:56 AM »
The Queen has plenty of jewels which she could wear for the Diamond Jubilee - perhaps the solution would be something she doesn't wear very often.

There is a Silver Jubilee Trust which is quietly doing useful charitable work. Perhaps a Diamond Jubilee Trust could be set up in addition. From what I know of the Queen's character, that would be more in keeping than yet more jewellery (the sumptuous Bentley and Australian State Coach are in regular use and will doubtless be very well maintained and in use for many years).

Ann