Only one monarch before her celebrated a diamond jubilee and that was Queen Victoria on June 20th 1897.
Floral tributes have been many.
|Waddeston Manor Gardens courtesy fo the Daily Telegraph.|
|Charmaine's Florist, Southsea courtesy of the Daily Telegraph|
|St James' Park, courtesy of the Daily Telgraph.|
There will be many celebrations going on in towns all over the country. Champagne corks will pop and Pimms will be drunk at many of the street and private parties. The celebration will be similar to that of the coronation on June 2nd 1953. I was one of 2 million children who received a coronation mug and drank her cocoa in it every night! On the day itself we went to my grandparent's house to watch the coronation on TV. We didn't have a TV at the time! There was such excitement although for an 8 year old the ceremony was rather long.
I certainly hope I will be able to catch some of the celebrations on TV.