THE QUEENS DIAMOND JUBILEE
The Queen was born Princess Elizabeth in 1926,
the elder daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
At the time it was not expected that her father would
become King, or that she would become Queen.
This reads on the front page of the Queens Offical
Diamond Jubilee Website and shows a picture or the timeline.
The Queen has reigned through six decades of
enormous social change and development, view
an illustrated history of her reign on our timeline.
Oddly enough she included the Beatles, Elvis Presley
and Michael Jackson in her timeline. (See collage)
Some 60 facts about the Queen
As at 1 January 2012:
1. The Queen is the second longest serving monarch.
Only five other kings and queens in British history
have reigned for 50 years or more. They are:
• Victoria (63 years)
• George III (59 years)
• Henry III (56 years)
• Edward III (50 years)
• James VI of Scotland (James I of England) (58 years)
2. The Queen is the fortieth monarch since
William the Conqueror obtained the crown of England.
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Information for members of the media wishing to submit a
request to interview a member of the Royal Family
Interviews with members of the Royal Family for press
or broadcast media are relatively rare. However, due
consideration is given to all requests by bona fide organisations
for interviews with members of the Royal Family to talk about
their work and related issues.
Requests for interviews must be submitted in written form
to Buckingham Palace Press Office with a detailed explanation
of the reason for the interview, its intended focus and areas of
questioning, the proposed interviewer and any other
supporting information such as recording deadline.
Royal diaries are booked weeks, if not months in advance,
so at least three weeks' notice should be given.
Some members of the Royal Family will give written
interviews, or write occasional articles under their own name.
The Queen does not give interviews or write articles.
TO SEND A MESSAGE TO THE QUEEN
The Diamond Jubilee Weekend, Day One: The Epsom Derby
The long weekend of celebrations will begin with The Queen's
visit to the Epsom Derby, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh.
The Central Weekend 2 - 5 June 2012
The Central Weekend to celebrate
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee takes place
from Saturday 2 June to Tuesday 5 June 2012,
with celebratory activities throughout the
UK and across the Commonwealth
THE CORONATION OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II 1953
ANOTHER CHILDREN'S CORONATION, a full scale
]re-enactment of THE QUEEN'S CORONATION OF 1953,
will be performed in ST MAWES on 4TH JUNE 2012.