Queen ElizabethDespite the quintessentially British rainy weather over the bank holiday, nothing could dampen the spirits of people out to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

All over the country Britons were donning their wellies and getting the Pimms out to toast to 60 years of her Majesty on the throne.

Here’s a round-up of the best events over the 4-day weekend:

Saturday 2nd June:

The Queen attended the Epsom Derby to kick off the celebrations. Dating back to 1780, it is ranked the greatest flat race in the world. The competitive spirit at the derby is fierce, with everyone wanting their share of the £1.25 million in winnings up for grabs. A great royal start to the jubilee!

Sunday 3rd June:

The 1000-boat flotilla on the Thames proved particularly popular, with crowds flocking to watch all along the river’s banks. Despite everything starting at 2pm, eager royalists gathered from as early as 8am to get the prime spots for catching a glimpse of her Majesty.

Battersea Park hosted a huge festival with everything from vintage fairs to funfairs, bringing everyone together in celebration. Attractions included a giant portrait of the Queen’s face made entirely out of cake!

Up and down the country, people were also braving the damp to host their own street parties and jubilee lunches. Soggy cucumber sandwiches anyone? With almost 9,500 road closures, it seems everyone was getting involved!

Monday 4th June:

A jubilee concert organised by the BBC featured some of the biggest names in music, singing as a tribute to the Queen. Among the performers were Elton John, Cliff Richard and errr…JLS. Who knew her Majesty was a fan?! Those not lucky enough to bag tickets watched on big screens from The Mall and Hyde Park.

Tuesday 5th June:

The celebrations came to an end with a thanksgiving service at St. Paul’s Cathedral. Including a ‘Diamond Choir’ of children from all over the country it was a beautiful way for the extended weekend to come to a close. Bet the Royal Family can’t wait to put their feet up!

As for the BBM London team, we’re off to cleanse our livers after this awesome four days off, so cheers Liz. It’s been a blast.

Also performing at the Jubilee was Norman Jay…check out our interview with him HERE.

By Anna Tabrah

Check out our Jubilee Jokes HERE.

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