Skip to comments.Tens of thousands descend on Buckingham Palace at climax of Diamond Jubilee
Posted on 06/05/2012 7:25:51 AM PDT by UKrepublican
Ecstatic crowds cheered the Queen's carriage procession through the streets of London today as British pomp and pageantry went on full display.
The Queen was joined in her 1902 State Landau by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, as the Duke of Edinburgh is being treated in hospital for a bladder infection. Philip is said to be 'disappointed' at missing the festivities marking the end of the extended Diamond Jubilee Bank Holiday.
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Looks like Phillip there in the photo second from the bottom.
It’s him. He was their for the flotilla.
Prince William needs to step out of the way.
What a big smile she had for the fly over.
Thank you for the ping! My roots are in your country.
I find it interesting that the Queen and her court can ride in open carriages before thousands of people and our President has to clear all people out, including veterans, from a War Memorial for our people so he could do a photo op.
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Thanks! Excellent pictures.
Saw some of the coverage on Fox News. I did not see one person of color in the throng of Brits outside the Palace.
Lovely pictures! I’ve been reading all about it whenever I can. My grandmother was from Scotland (she came to the US when she was 15) and very proud of her roots! If she were alive to see this, she would be so thrilled. This is a very historic event and certainly not something I’ll see again in my lifetime.
heh! I’m over here and on the BBC coverage they were careful to pick out exactly two of our melanin enhanced couples for show.
More curiously, I didn’t see a single one of the millions of followers of the religion of peace(es) I’m told are eternally grateful for the “throw open the palace door” immigration policies of the last labour government.
Not a hijab, burqua, or bearded bedsheet wearer in sight - although I saw more than I could count last time I was in Bedford.
Its almost like they got the dates wrong on the posters they put up in all the mosques. Yeah, that must be it..
These Elizabeths last a long time.
Thanks for the pictures! I guess I am a bit of a royalist. The idea of hereditary aristocracy doesn’t make any more sense to me than it did to Thomas Jefferson, but it seems to me most people have an inbuilt need to look up to (and gossip about) people who are rich, well dressed, and famous. In that sense, every country has royalty.
It then merely becomes a decision between Prince Harry and Prince Sheen, or Princess Kate and Princess Spears.
As long as our lot still feel the need to at least make a good show of patriotism, civic responsibility, military service, religion etc I’ll support ‘em.
Guns are rare over there thanks to their lack of a Second Amendment.
I have relatives in Nottingham and have been to see them several times. My grandfather came from England at age 18 and joined the coast guard. Thanks for the pictures.
Love Wills and Kate!
What is this festival about and why is it called Jubilee?
Celebrating her 60th year on the throne.
Like someone celebrating a 60th wedding anniversary would be having their diamond anniversary.
Why the word Jubilee? Don’t know.
There were plenty.
Well, the BBC, ITV and Sky all spoke to British Asians, some of whom will have been Muslim (as opposed to Skih or Hindu). Remember many Muslims DONT wear a hijab or burkha.
ju·bi·lee (jb-l, jb-l)
a. A specially celebrated anniversary, especially a 50th anniversary.
b. The celebration of such an anniversary.
2. A season or an occasion of joyful celebration.
3. Jubilation; rejoicing.
Thanks for the pictures!
Prince Philip is my favorite royal.
He is so politically incorrect, you can’t help but love him!
They certainly do! The Queen Mum, another Elizabeth, stayed on this earth until she reached 101.
Incidentally: there was a recent poll asking which Sovereigns were the best. #1 was Queen Elizabeth II, #3 was Queen Elizabeth I and #2 was Queen Victoria.
Interesting how all three were Sovereign Queens. Fact is, feminism make its greatest gains under Queen Victoria and Elizabeth II. The suffragette movement had its seeds in the Victorian era, and drew a lot of credibility from Queen Victoria reigning alone. "If our Head of State can be female, and a jolly good Head of State at that, then why can't others of her sex not vote?"
Push it forward a century, and you get "...then why can't women do all that men can do?"
Yep, it looks to me like the originary fount of feminism is none other than the British monarchy. Particularly with respect to Queen Victoria and the current Sovereign.
You’re welcome, glad you enjoyed them! Do you have family over here?
Yes, the contrast between the Royals and Obama couldn’t be more stark. His video ‘tribute’ appeared as contrived and phoney as he is, considering he has gone to great lengths to insult us.
Yes, something interesting to note. You are more likely to have seen older generation Sikhs and mixed race celebrating rather than some of the more recent additions to our melting pot!
You’re very welcome, and yes I agree, one of the reasons I have taken interest despite being non fussed by the Royal Family in general.
You are right, sadly we get the nonsense celebrity drivel as well. I certainly wouldn’t complain that the queen hasn’t handles her reign with nothing but dignity and devotion to her duty which I suppose is something we can all admire.
I assume you haven’t been back yourself?
Yes I have been several times to Nottingham. I have toured all over Britian from Cornwall to Lock Ness.
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee flotilla recalls Canaletto's famous painting, River Thames with St. Paul's Cathedral on Lord Mayor's Day, c.1747-48
Not that I know of personally, but probably so. All I know is that I have relatives who came from Surrey. :)