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Britain's Prince William and Kate, the duchess of Cambridge, pass along The Mall as part of a four-day Diamond Jubilee celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's accession to the throne. (June 5, 2012)

Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee is a celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's six decades on the throne. London has been actively preparing for the four days of festivities June 2 to 5.

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Prince Harry, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William attend the National Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul's Cathedral to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in London. (June 5, 2012)

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Catherine, the duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William ride in a State Landau coach during a carriage procession from Westminster Hall to Buckingham Palace after attending a national service of thanksgiving to celebrate the queen's Diamond Jubilee in London. (June 5, 2012)

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Prince Harry and Catherine, the duchess of Cambridge on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the service of thanksgiving at St.Paul’s Cathedral in London, England. (June 5, 2012)

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Catherine, the duchess of Cambridge leaves Westminster Hall in the Palace of Westminster in a State Landau after a lunch during the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in London, England. (June 5, 2012)

Queen Elizabeth II arrives in the 1902 State
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Queen Elizabeth II arrives in the 1902 State Landau coach at Buckingham Palace at the end of a carriage procession following a national service of thanksgiving in honor of the queen's Diamond Jubilee in London, England. (June 5, 2012)

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The crowd is escorted down The Mall during the Diamond Jubilee carriage procession after the service of thanksgiving at St.Paul’s Cathedral on the Mall in London, England. (June 5, 2012)

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Prince William, the duke of Cambridge and Catherine, the duchess of Cambridge, greet the crowd from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the finale of the queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in London, England. (June 5, 2012)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth Prince William, and his wife
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth Prince William, and his wife Kate, the duchess of Cambridge, right, look up at a military fly-past as they stand on the balcony at Buckingham Palace during the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in central London. (June 5, 2012)

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Catherine, the duchess of Cambridge is seen during
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Catherine, the duchess of Cambridge is seen during the Diamond Jubilee carriage procession after the service of thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral on the Mall in London. (June 5, 2012)

Queen Elizabeth II walks with David Wooton the
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Queen Elizabeth II walks with David Wooton the Lord Mayor of London, after arriving at Mansion House in the City of London after a reception hosted by the Lord Mayor to mark the queen's Diamond Jubilee in London. (June 5, 2012)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II greets the crowd as
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II greets the crowd as she leaves St Paul's Cathedral after a national service of thanksgiving for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee at in London. (June 5, 2012)

Catherine, the duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William
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Catherine, the duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William arrive to attend a National Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul's Cathedral to celebrate the queen’s Diamond Jubilee in London. (June 5, 2012)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II stands next to the
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II stands next to the Sword of State as she attends the National Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul's Cathedral to celebrate the queen’s Diamond Jubilee in London. (June 5, 2012)

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Prince Harry, Catherine, the duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, the duke of Cambridge, during a service of thanksgiving to mark the queen's Diamond Jubilee at St. Paul's cathedral in London. (June 5, 2012)

Prince William and Kate, the duchess of Cambridge,
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Prince William and Kate, the duchess of Cambridge, attend a reception at Guildhall in London to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. (June 5, 2012)

Britain's Camilla, the duchess of Cornwall, Kate, the
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Britain's Camilla, the duchess of Cornwall, Kate, the duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry talk together outside St. Paul's Cathedral following a service of thanksgiving for the queen's Diamond Jubilee in London. (June 5, 2012)

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, duke of Edinburgh, on the Spirit of Chartwell during the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant in London. Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family sailed on the ceremonial barge at the center of a 1,000-boat pageant. (June 3, 2012)

Catherine, the duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William
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Catherine, the duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William on board the Spirit of Chartwell during the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant in London. Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family sailed on the ceremonial barge at the center of a 1,000-boat pageant. (June 3, 2012)

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, onboard the Spirit of Chartwell during the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant in London. Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family sailed on the ceremonial barge at the center of a 1,000-boat pageant. (June 3, 2012)

Rowbarge Gloriana leads the flotilla during the Diamond
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Rowbarge Gloriana leads the flotilla during the Diamond Jubilee Thames River Pageant on June 3, 2012 in London, England. For only the second time in its history the UK celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of a monarch. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates the 60th anniversary of her ascension to the throne. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have flocked to London to witness the spectacle of the weekend's celebrations. The Queen along with all members of the royal family will participate in a River Pageant with a flotilla of a 1,000 boats accompanying them down the Thames. (June 03, 2012)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 03: Spectators on Waterloo
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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 03: Spectators on Waterloo Bridge watch the River Pageant of the Diamond Jubilee on June 3, 2012 in London, England. For only the second time in its history the UK celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of a monarch. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates the 60th anniversary of her ascension to the throne. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have flocked to London to witness the spectacle of the weekend's celebrations. The Queen, along with all members of the royal family, will participate in a River Pageant with a flotilla of a 1,000 boats accompanying them down the Thames, a star studded free concert at Buckingham Palace and a carriage procession and a service of thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral. (June 03, 2012)

The Royal barge 'Spirit of Chartwell' during the
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The Royal barge 'Spirit of Chartwell' during the Diamond Jubilee Thames River Pageant on June 3, 2012 in London, England. For only the second time in its history the UK celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of a monarch. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates the 60th anniversary of her ascension to the throne. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have flocked to London to witness the spectacle of the weekend's celebrations. The Queen along with all members of the royal family will participate in a River Pageant with a flotilla of a 1,000 boats accompanying them down The Thames. (June 03, 2012)

Members of the British royal family (L-R) Prince
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Members of the British royal family (L-R) Prince Harry, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William look from the top of the royal barge 'Spirit of Chartwell' as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (R) and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (R back) stand at the front during the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the River Thames in London on June 3, 2012. Queen Elizabeth II sailed Sunday on a royal barge at the centre of a spectacular 1,000-boat river pageant on the Thames, the set-piece of celebrations to mark her diamond jubilee. (June 03, 2012)

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A resident wearing Union flag decorated glasses has a drink during a Jubilee street party in Marple Bridge, Stockport in Manchester on June 3, 2012. Britain is celebrating the diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, marking 60 years on the throne during which she has set a number of landmarks. Britons nationwide will get out the bunting and hold street parties, sitting down to share lunch with their neighbours, reminiscent of the silver jubilee in 1977, when around 10 million people joined in the merriment. (June 3, 2012)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, right, arrives at Chelsea
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, right, arrives at Chelsea Pier London, before boarding the royal barge to participate in the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant Sunday. More than 1,000 boats will sail down the River Thames on Sunday in a flotilla tribute to Queen Elizabeth II's 60 years on the throne that organizers are calling the biggest pageant on the river for 350 years. (June 3, 2012)

A resident takes a cookie on a Union
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A resident takes a cookie on a Union flag decorated plate as they attend a Jubilee street party in Marple Bridge, Stockport in Manchester on June 3, 2012. Britain is celebrating the diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, marking 60 years on the throne during which she has set a number of landmarks. Britons nationwide will get out the bunting and hold street parties, sitting down to share lunch with their neighbours, reminiscent of the silver jubilee in 1977, when around 10 million people joined in the merriment. (June 3, 2012)

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, (L) speaks to members
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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, (L) speaks to members of the public as she visits a 'Big Lunch' party in Piccadilly in central London, on June 3, 2012, as Britain celebrates the Queen's Diamond Jubilee River Pageant. Queen Elizabeth II was to sail on a ceremonial barge down the Thames on Sunday at the centre of a 1,000-boat pageant to mark her diamond jubilee, although heavy rain threatened to spoil the party. (June 3, 2012)

Residents hide from rain under Union flag umbrellas
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Residents hide from rain under Union flag umbrellas as they attend a Jubilee street party in Marple Bridge, Stockport in Manchester on June 3, 2012. Britain is celebrating the diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, marking 60 years on the throne during which she has set a number of landmarks. Britons nationwide will get out the bunting and hold street parties, sitting down to share lunch with their neighbours, reminiscent of the silver jubilee in 1977, when around 10 million people joined in the merriment. (June 3, 2012)

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Residents hide from rain under Union flag umbrellas
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Residents hide from rain under Union flag umbrellas as they attend a Jubilee street party in Marple Bridge, Stockport in Manchester on June 3, 2012. Britain is celebrating the diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, marking 60 years on the throne during which she has set a number of landmarks. Britons nationwide will get out the bunting and hold street parties, sitting down to share lunch with their neighbours, reminiscent of the silver jubilee in 1977, when around 10 million people joined in the merriment. (June 3, 2012)

A woman wearing Britain's Union flag hides from
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A woman wearing Britain's Union flag hides from rain under an umbrella as she attends a Jubilee street party in Marple Bridge, Stockport in Manchester on June 3, 2012. Britain is celebrating the diamond jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, marking 60 years on the throne during which she has set a number of landmarks. Britons nationwide will get out the bunting and hold street parties, sitting down to share lunch with their neighbours, reminiscent of the silver jubilee in 1977, when around 10 million people joined in the merriment. (June 3, 2012)

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh arrive at Chelsea Pier on June 3, 2012 in London, England. For only the second time in its history the UK celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of a monarch. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates the 60th anniversary of her ascension to the throne. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have flocked to London to witness the spectacle of the weekend's celebrations. The Queen along with all members of the royal family will participate in a River Pageant with a flotilla of a 1,000 boats accompanying them down The Thames, the star studded free concert at Buckingham Palace, and a carriage procession and a service of thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral. (June 3, 2012)

Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Chelsea Pier on
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Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Chelsea Pier on June 3, 2012 in London, England. For only the second time in its history the UK celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of a monarch. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates the 60th anniversary of her ascension to the throne. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have flocked to London to witness the spectacle of the weekend's celebrations. The Queen along with all members of the royal family will participate in a River Pageant with a flotilla of a 1,000 boats accompanying them down The Thames, the star studded free concert at Buckingham Palace, and a carriage procession and a service of thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral. (June 3, 2012)

Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Chelsea Pier on
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Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Chelsea Pier on June 3, 2012 in London, England. For only the second time in its history the UK celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of a monarch. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates the 60th anniversary of her ascension to the throne. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have flocked to London to witness the spectacle of the weekend's celebrations. The Queen along with all members of the royal family will participate in a River Pageant with a flotilla of a 1,000 boats accompanying them down The Thames, the star studded free concert at Buckingham Palace, and a carriage procession and a service of thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral. (June 3, 2012)

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Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Chelsea Pier on
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Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Chelsea Pier on June 3, 2012 in London, England. For only the second time in its history the UK celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of a monarch. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates the 60th anniversary of her ascension to the throne. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have flocked to London to witness the spectacle of the weekend's celebrations. The Queen along with all members of the royal family will participate in a River Pageant with a flotilla of a 1,000 boats accompanying them down The Thames, the star studded free concert at Buckingham Palace, and a carriage procession and a service of thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral. (June 3, 2012)

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, meets guests at the
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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, meets guests at the Buckingham Palace garden party ahead of the main weekend of celebrations to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. (May 29, 2012)

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A Madame Tussauds employee poses with a brush on the face of a new waxwork statue of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II; to the right is standing next to a statue of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. (May 30, 2012)

Queen Elizabeth II attends a dinner with The
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Queen Elizabeth II attends a dinner with The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, at the Caledonian Club, London. (May 30, 2012)

Alan Lamb poses next to the
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Alan Lamb poses next to the "Father Thames" sculpture that will decorate the royal barge, The Spirit of Chartwell, which will carry Britain's Queen Elizabeth II along the River Thames during the Diamond Jubilee river pageant on June 3. (April 17, 2012)

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Kim Cattrall attends
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Kim Cattrall attends "The Great British Run" in Central Park, in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. (May 31, 2012)

Actress Kim Cattrall and British Consul-General to New
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Actress Kim Cattrall and British Consul-General to New York, Danny Lopez, at Central Park's "The Great British Run," in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. (May 31, 2012)

This photo, released by Buckingham Palace on June
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This photo, released by Buckingham Palace on June 1, 2012, shows Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, and Princess Anne, Princess Royal, playing in the sand at Holkham Beach near Norfolk in the summer of 1957. The BBC will broadcast a jubilee tribute to the Queen.

A woman has her photograph taken with a
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A woman has her photograph taken with a cardboard cut out of Queen Elizabeth II in The Mall near Buckingham Palace. (June 1, 2012)

His Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales, and
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His Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales, and The Duchess of Cornwall during the Canadian Forces Base Gagetown ceremony at the Canadian Forces Base Gagetown ceremony in Oromocto, New Brunswick, Canada on May 21, 2012. The royal couple toured Canada from May 20 to 23 as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

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Queen Elizabeth II attends a dinner with The
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Queen Elizabeth II attends a dinner with The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland at the Caledonian Club in London, England. (May 30, 2012)

Tower Bridge is lit up by new dynamic
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Tower Bridge is lit up by new dynamic lighting during the launch of the lighting system, in readiness for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympic Games. (May 30, 2012)

On June 2, 2012 Queen Elizabeth II will
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On June 2, 2012 Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate 60 years as monarch. Her Diamond Jubilee weekend runs through June 5.

A giant photograph of the British royal family
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A giant photograph of the British royal family is installed on a London building on the river Thames. Measuring about 330 by 230 feet, it depicts the Queen Elizabeth II and her family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Silver Jubilee celebrations in 1977. (May 25, 2012)

Unilever House in London is decorated with Union
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Unilever House in London is decorated with Union flags. (May 25, 2012)

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The Royal Bank of Scotland's 10 pound ($15.80/12.38
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The Royal Bank of Scotland's 10 pound ($15.80/12.38 euro) commemorative banknote, which was released into circulation May 23, 2012.

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The RAF Falcons Parachute Team arrives at RAF Fairford in southern England with the Diamond Jubilee flag during the launch of the 2012 Royal International Air Tattoo (May 29, 2012)

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