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Jubilee Celebrates Queen Elizabeth II

 
Robert Guthrie / youthjournalism.org

 

Queen Elizabeth visited Dumfries, Scotland in 2010 to


dedicate the new plainstanes gathering place at the


foot of the historic Midsteeple.



 

 

By Robert
Guthrie
Reporter
DUMFRIES,
Scotland – To say that the year of 2012 will be one to remember for many
different reasons is probably an understatement, as one of the biggest events
on this year’s Royal calendar kicked off Saturday.
Some of the most
important of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations got underway over
the extended four-day weekend.
Many around
Britain and the global Commonwealth nations cheered with joy as the Queen achieved
60 years on the throne, making Elizabeth II one of the longest reigning
monarchs ever.
The Queen
visited the Epsom Derby, a big horse-racing event. Horses and racing have been
a big part of the Queen’s life and so this has been particularly meaningful for
her although something she has attended for years.
Though Saturday
was the big anniversary, it wasn’t the end of the celebration.
The river
pageant, a big boat procession, made its way down the River Thames in London on
Sunday to mark this special year.
On Monday
evening, a concert will take place outside Buckingham Palace on a specially
constructed stage, featuring acts such as Paul McCartney, JLS, Elton John and
Stevie Wonder.
Tuesday is the
last major part of the celebration, and this is known across the country given
that there is a public holiday to mark the jubilee.
Street parties
and a wealth of different fun events from tip to toe of the country will take
place, really getting everyone in the mood and patriotic spirit of the Royals
of Britain.
Of course, the
Diamond Jubilee is not everyone’s cup of tea.
Many believe
that given we’re in hard economic times that the government should be spending
British money in a better way, like getting the country back on the rails. What
could be seen as worse is that all of the funding for the jubilee events comes
from taxpayers.
But the Jubilee
is surely set to be a show of fantastic events all throughout the week – and definitely
one to be remembered, too, as a diamond
jubilee hasn’t happened for 350 years.
People are
getting excited globally too – countries in the Commonwealth that are part of the
British Empire, particularly. Many will be having fun with as it really is a
time to celebrate this fantastic occasion. 
Whether people celebrate or
complain, this landmark long weekend of jubilation for Queen Elizabeth II is set
to be remembered for generations.