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Diamond Jubilee: Guide to the weekend of events
BBC ^ | 29 May 2012 | Staff

Posted on 06/03/2012 11:37:10 AM PDT by KyGeezer

The Queen is marking her Diamond Jubilee this year and celebrations reach a peak in early June with a four-day weekend of events, between Saturday 2 and Tuesday 5 June.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: anniversary; qeii; royals
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Monday... A special concert organised by the BBC and singer Gary Barlow will be held at Buckingham Palace. It will be attended by the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and other members of the Royal Family in the surroundings of the Queen Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace. Guests, who were granted tickets by ballot, will also be invited to attend a Jubilee picnic in the Buckingham Palace Gardens. The concert will begin at 19:30BST.

Headline acts include classic hits and one-off collaborations from artists including Shirley Bassey, Alfie Boe, Jools Holland, Jessie J, JLS, Elton John, Tom Jones, Lang Lang, Annie Lennox, Madness, Paul McCartney, Cliff Richard and Ed Sheeran.

No doubt streamed live as the River Thames Pageant was today.

1 posted on 06/03/2012 11:37:19 AM PDT by KyGeezer
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To: KyGeezer
How to Dress Like the Queen
2 posted on 06/03/2012 11:43:21 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: KyGeezer
Royalty sucks, just like any form of elitism.

It's why we have a Republic.

3 posted on 06/03/2012 11:50:41 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Zero ineligible! economic crisis!! Hillary 2012!!! Blame the birthers)
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To: Carry_Okie

It works for the Brits. Most Americans hate the Idea of kings and queens. But there are a few mindless souls that want every aspect of their live dictated.Liberals come instantly to mind


4 posted on 06/03/2012 11:55:58 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Carry_Okie
Royalty sucks, just like any form of elitism.
It's why we have a Republic.

Lighten up.
I can't think of a single country that still embraces royalty that is a threat to world peace or its own people, with the possible exception of the "comic book" African variety.

On the other hand, scores of "democratic' republics world-wide, including many of the countries of the Organization of the Islamic Conference which are murdering savages towards their own people and a threat to the civilized world; to say nothing of the banana republics in our own hemisphere.

What's to rail about? Even most Americans are kindly disposed to the European Monarchies, with the possible exception of the racist "Great Uniter."

5 posted on 06/03/2012 12:06:17 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: KyGeezer
Headline acts include classic hits and one-off collaborations from artists including Shirley Bassey, Alfie Boe, Jools Holland, Jessie J, JLS, Elton John, Tom Jones, Lang Lang, Annie Lennox, Madness, Paul McCartney, Cliff Richard and Ed Sheeran.

What? No Sex Pistols?

6 posted on 06/03/2012 12:08:01 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Yorlik803
It works for the Brits.

I'd offer that Britain worked despite them, that is, until the Royals started to get into bed with Islam, "Prince" Charles being the prime example.

7 posted on 06/03/2012 12:10:25 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Zero ineligible! economic crisis!! Hillary 2012!!! Blame the birthers)
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To: publius911
I can't think of a single country that still embraces royalty that is a threat to world peace or its own people, with the possible exception of the "comic book" African variety.

Well then you need to learn more about how royalty works these days. From Bernhard to the Brits, royals are prime sponsors of UN NGOs: Greenpeace, the IUCN, and the WWF. It was on Prince Charles' yacht that GHWB signed the Agenda 21. So just because you don't see it doesn't make them a threat to liberty.

8 posted on 06/03/2012 12:13:02 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Zero ineligible! economic crisis!! Hillary 2012!!! Blame the birthers)
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To: publius911
Correction:

So just because you don't see it doesn't make them not a threat to liberty.

Sorry. The list of the crimes of royal elitists is very long, including promulgating population control.

9 posted on 06/03/2012 12:15:54 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Zero ineligible! economic crisis!! Hillary 2012!!! Blame the birthers)
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To: Carry_Okie

Ah...couldn’t you be a bit more respectful during the Diamond Jubilee since you are speaking and writing English and not French or Spanish?


10 posted on 06/03/2012 12:24:30 PM PDT by KyGeezer
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To: Carry_Okie

We have someone who thinks she is the Queen.

Her name is Michelle.


11 posted on 06/03/2012 12:28:20 PM PDT by JRochelle (Note to the MSM: Unemployment has been higher under every month of Obama than any month under Bush.)
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To: Carry_Okie

“If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” - Mom


12 posted on 06/03/2012 12:28:35 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: KyGeezer
Congratulations to the queen and good luck on hitting her platinum jubilee in 2012. Every day of her good health is one less day in the reign of her son.
13 posted on 06/03/2012 12:29:42 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: KarlInOhio

Oops. Platinum will be in 2022. Why doesn’t FR have a preview which I actually pay attention to instead of just hitting preview and then post.


14 posted on 06/03/2012 12:31:20 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: KyGeezer
Ah...couldn’t you be a bit more respectful during the Diamond Jubilee since you are speaking and writing English and not French or Spanish?

No, because they're not speaking German.

15 posted on 06/03/2012 12:31:59 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Zero ineligible! economic crisis!! Hillary 2012!!! Blame the birthers)
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To: Carry_Okie

Have you not watched the news for the past 50 years? Some Americans worship the Kennedys more than the Brits bow to royalty. And the Kennedys have done far worse for our country than the Queen has ever thought about.


16 posted on 06/03/2012 12:32:02 PM PDT by timeflies
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To: Carry_Okie; All

I really don’t care about the Royals, but they are not going to rise and somehow reconquer America.. Right now our founding fathers in heaven is laughing at King George the III in how they depend on us for the military protection. The only thing I like about the Royal family is that their ancestry goes back to William the Conquer.


17 posted on 06/03/2012 12:33:40 PM PDT by KevinDavis (The birther movement was started by a 9/11 truther..)
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To: timeflies
Some Americans worship the Kennedys more than the Brits bow to royalty. And the Kennedys have done far worse for our country than the Queen has ever thought about.

Yes, liberals have the same disease, because every one of them fancies themselves king or queen. It is that very same malady that induces people the desire to use government to control others.

See post 8 if you think the British royals have been so benign.

18 posted on 06/03/2012 12:35:22 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Zero ineligible! economic crisis!! Hillary 2012!!! Blame the birthers)
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To: Carry_Okie

“Royalty sucks, just like any form of elitism.
It’s why we have a Republic. “

We are still a young experiment; hopefully it is going to work.
Let’s hope that George Washington made the right choice turning down being a new king.


19 posted on 06/03/2012 12:37:56 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (We are the 53%. 47% of Americans pay no taxes; end the free ride...)
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To: Carry_Okie

The Royals sponsored the World Wrestling Federation?

I knew it, the next thing you’ll be telling us is
it’s all rigged.


20 posted on 06/03/2012 12:37:56 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: KyGeezer
Pity the rain spoiled some of the river pageant today....no flypast.

The Queen was amazing......86 years old and she stood for more than two hours in the cold and rain.

Bet she was glad to get back home and have a cup of tea - or something stronger.

Congratulations, your Majesty!

21 posted on 06/03/2012 12:39:03 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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To: dfwgator
What? No Sex Pistols?

Dang, you beat me to it. Given the Euro-zone and Brussels bureaucrats, it may well be apt to say "there is no future, and England's dreaming".

22 posted on 06/03/2012 12:41:34 PM PDT by Numbers Guy
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To: dfwgator

Boy am I getting old. I never even heard of 7 of the entertainers.


23 posted on 06/03/2012 12:43:20 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: Carry_Okie

Well we sure have a President that acts like he is a king.


24 posted on 06/03/2012 12:49:23 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: KevinDavis
I really don’t care about the Royals, but they are not going to rise and somehow reconquer America.

Their agents are, unless you think the Agenda 21 is some kind of obscure conspiracy theory, which would mean you have no clue. If you value your liberty at all, I suggest you check out the UN International Covenant on Environment and Development, because it would codify most of the Agenda 21 into international law, totally outside the control of American citizens.

Obama is predisposed to sign the draft treaty. If you think that doesn't mean anything 'because the Senate has to ratify it' I've got bad news for you.

25 posted on 06/03/2012 12:49:37 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Zero ineligible! economic crisis!! Hillary 2012!!! Blame the birthers)
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To: Churchillspirit

It was very nice, wasn’t it? I thought the raising of Tower drawbridge was a great touch.


26 posted on 06/03/2012 12:50:33 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Carry_Okie

More conspiracy theory nonsense.


27 posted on 06/03/2012 12:51:23 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Carry_Okie; All

Another question, are you a member of the LaRouche movement??


28 posted on 06/03/2012 12:52:09 PM PDT by KevinDavis (The birther movement was started by a 9/11 truther..)
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To: tet68
The Royals sponsored the World Wrestling Federation?

World Wildlife Fund, which has done as much to destroy wildlife habitat as help it because the organisation is totally opposed to private property.

29 posted on 06/03/2012 12:52:09 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Zero ineligible! economic crisis!! Hillary 2012!!! Blame the birthers)
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To: KyGeezer

Congrats to the Queen!


30 posted on 06/03/2012 12:58:47 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: KevinDavis
Another question, are you a member of the LaRouche movement??

No.

31 posted on 06/03/2012 1:04:27 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Zero ineligible! economic crisis!! Hillary 2012!!! Blame the birthers)
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To: Carry_Okie; All

Well you sound like one..


32 posted on 06/03/2012 1:05:59 PM PDT by KevinDavis (The birther movement was started by a 9/11 truther..)
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To: Biggirl
More conspiracy theory nonsense.

There are a considerable number of well established FReepers besides me who would be happy to disabuse you. But seeing as you you chose not to read any of the material I linked, I'm not going to bother. Enjoy your trip.

33 posted on 06/03/2012 1:08:35 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Zero ineligible! economic crisis!! Hillary 2012!!! Blame the birthers)
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To: KevinDavis
Well you sound like one..

Well that figures. Do yourself a favor and read the material I linked before flinging loose accusations.

34 posted on 06/03/2012 1:12:05 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Zero ineligible! economic crisis!! Hillary 2012!!! Blame the birthers)
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To: CatherineofAragon
It was very nice, wasn't it? I thought the raising of Tower drawbridge was a great touch.

Yes it was a nice touch.....all the years I worked in the City of London never saw the bridge fully open.

The BBC could have done a better job in their coverage. One example.....on board the Dunkirk little ships were two veterans who were actually there - one is 92 and the other 95 - never got a mention.

Also there was little focus on the "Avenue of Sail" Some interesting vessels there.

They'll do a much better job on Tuesday. Services in St Paul's and royal carriage processions are familiar territory to broadcasters.

35 posted on 06/03/2012 1:26:12 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001. NEVER FORGET.)
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Thanks for the Data, C,O.
222 pages to read later.
36 posted on 06/03/2012 1:38:16 PM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: Carry_Okie

Yep. :)


37 posted on 06/03/2012 1:46:06 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: publius911

What’s to rail about? Even most Americans are kindly disposed to the European Monarchies, with the possible exception of the racist “Great Uniter.”


It’s fine that Britian still has royality and play the part of subject to their new Muslim overlords.

I’m not worshiping the Queen nor pretending the bloodline thing is wonderful. I can’t stand them. And they do have nasty influence around the globe. Charles is big on globalist warming. He wants global taxes on energy for his global government, badly. It’s his dream come true. Royalists should not have power in a democracy when it touches those who have thrown off the monarchy.


38 posted on 06/03/2012 1:50:42 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Biggirl

More conspiracy theory nonsense.


Yeah, you tell yourself that. Agenda 21 is all nonsense. Bill Clinton did not sign that pact with the UN. It is not being implemented in the US. California is not taking property from people who are too close to their wild life centers and cutting off the water supplies to farmers who own land they want to reclaim for wild life in accordance to Agenda 21. It’s all imaginary.


39 posted on 06/03/2012 1:56:48 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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I think Kevin might be a communist. :)


40 posted on 06/03/2012 1:58:28 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Carry_Okie
It's why we have a Republic.

theoretically.

41 posted on 06/03/2012 2:05:47 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: Churchillspirit

I would have loved to have seen those old veterans, God bless them.

I didn’t know there would be more coverage on Tuesday. Thanks for the tip!


42 posted on 06/03/2012 2:10:21 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: KyGeezer

We may be called a Republic, but we’re organized like an 18th century Monarchy, with the elected POTUS playing the role of the Supreme Monarch, and being regarded as such by the populace and the media. Read the article posted alongside about Obama’s failures, written as if those failures were his alone, and by golly, they are, because our Republican (of the Republic, that is) Monarch doesn’t have to listen to anyone, and this one certainly doesn’t.


43 posted on 06/03/2012 2:13:20 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: SaraJohnson
Imagine: The poster put this kind of royalist goofiness on the FR Breaking News sidebar.

We're in bigger trouble than even I thought.

44 posted on 06/03/2012 2:20:26 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Zero ineligible! economic crisis!! Hillary 2012!!! Blame the birthers)
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To: Carry_Okie

As an American citizen, I am outraged that Her Majesty didn’t invite our leader to the party.


45 posted on 06/03/2012 2:40:23 PM PDT by Ax
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To: Carry_Okie

We got a mob of them at the moment. Keep up the good work. There is nothing to worship here and they can go to the BBC forum if they want political correctness for deary queenbird. :)


46 posted on 06/03/2012 2:48:15 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

And I cant stand people who are so pitifully ignorant about other countries (and no, I am no royalist either).

Overlords?. Pathetic, hysterical drivel.

96% of the UK population is NOT Muslim. 4% is and they are in charge now, really?. Name me a Muslim in a prominent British role. You cant, because they dont exist.

YOU have a man with Muslim background as President. Our PM is a white, upper class Etonian of English-Scots-Welsh-Jewish background whose wife is minor aristocracy.


47 posted on 06/04/2012 6:33:52 AM PDT by the scotsman (I)
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To: SaraJohnson

Thats fine, just remember what you have been saying when you whine about Limeys and Yooros having a pop at America and Americans.


48 posted on 06/04/2012 6:35:44 AM PDT by the scotsman (I)
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To: Mears

Who dont you recognise?.

I will fill you in on them.


49 posted on 06/04/2012 6:37:02 AM PDT by the scotsman (I)
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To: the scotsman

Keep in mind I’m an old lady.

The seven I never even heard of are Alfie Boe,Jools Holland,Jessie J,JLS,Lang Lang,Madness,and Ed Sheeran.

The Queen probably never heard of them either.


50 posted on 06/04/2012 4:05:58 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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