Monday, March 26, 2012

Diamonds are a girl's best friend

2012 is a very special year for the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.  
Not only is the UK welcoming the world to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, 
but everyone is celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.  

Queen Elizabeth II was only 26 when she ascended to the throne 60 years ago in 1952.
She has reigned longer than every other monarch except Queen Victoria who served for 63 years.  

 It is a huge celebration and I'm so excited to be here to join in. 
The Queen and the Royal Family have already kicked off the celebrations with tours and royal visits. 

The celebration will culminate with a long weekend celebration June 2-5. 
Everyone will even get an extra day off from work to make a four day weekend.
And the people rejoiced!

It will be the perfect time to come visit (just sayin').

The celebration will include a Diamond Jubilee River Parade
down the Thames with over 1,000 boats accompanying the Queen on a Royal Barge.  
It is expected to spread over 7 miles with millions watching from the banks and bridges.
We are trying to scope out our spot.

There will also be a Diamond Jubilee Concert in front of Buckingham Palace including
Elton John, Tom Jones, Annie Lennox, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and many more. 

10,000 lucky people will be winning tickets in a national ballot.
Winners are to be notified by the end of this month.
My fingers are crossed that we might be so lucky as to get tickets.
Please, please, please!

Either way, we will be joining the party!!
How will you be celebrating?


Check out these Diamond Jubilee Themed cakes from the Ideal Home Show.

1 comment:

  1. My fiance and I are getting married this October and we had originally planned on a UK honeymoon - Scotland, then south to the Lakes District and the Peak District. But everyone has jacked up the prices on hotels, rooms, dining everything for this year... so we will just go to the UK next year :)


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