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Jun 7, 2012
What does one do to celebrate 60 years on the job?
If you're the Queen of England you hold a Diamond Jubilee--designating 60 years as the reigning monarchy--a Character Approved, four-day, jam-packed, pomp-and-circumstance-filled affair that packs the streets of London and the airwaves worldwide. That's how Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, rolls.
The Jubilee kicked off Saturday with the Epson Derby, followed by a long list of events including a thousand-boat pageant on the Thames, many luncheons and church services, a Fly-Past (or as we say here, a flyover), and a Feu du Joie where the Irish Guards fired their rifles as a salute to Her Majesty.
All that, plus a star-studded concert featuring Sir Paul McCartney, will.i.am, Tom Jones, and a pink-sparkling-jacket-wearing Elton John rocking Buckingham Palace.
The 86-year-old monarch seemed energetic and happy during all of the events, and was surrounded by family including Prince William and his much adored wife Kate, Prince Harry, and her son Prince Charles.
President Obama sent a video message to the queen, wishing her well and admiring the fact that, as she's seen many presidents come and go, she's remained a constant as a witness to history.
In true royal fashion, there were plenty of festive hats and Union Jacks to be seen during the celebration. So mix yourself a Pimm's Cup, get out your best chapeau and sing a little "God Save The Queen" to celebrate 60 years of Queen Elizabeth.
[Image: Mirror Online]