Big Jubilee Lunch

Actress Barbara Windsor is at Buckingham Palace to launch the Big Jubilee Lunch today.

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Official street party Ambassador wants Jubilee street parties to capture spirit of nation

Barbara Windsor and Lewisham scouts at Buckingham Palace today

Barbara Windsor hosted the perfect British tea party in preparation for the Diamond Jubilee weekend.

She enjoyed sandwiches, scones and cupcakes with 60 scouts in the grounds of Buckingham Palace to encourage other people in the UK to have lunch with their neighbours, friends and family on June 3rd.

Barbara arrived with a large trifle for the youngsters from the Lewisham North Scout Groups and she also shared her tips for successful street party celebrations.

She said: "All we ask is for people to have lunch with their neighbours on June 3rd, that's not too much to ask is it?

The street parties were a big success when we did them at the royal wedding and they weren't just in London, they really captured the spirit of the whole nation. We feel very honoured that the Queen has chosen the Big Lunch to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee."

Barbara was asked to be London's official street party ambassador by London Mayor Boris Johnson two years ago after they appeared in a scene together in EastEnders.

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Windsor joined by 60 scouts

Barbara Windsor

Windsor will be joined by 60 scouts at a dressed trestle table enjoying a Big Jubilee Lunch.

The event aims to encourage as many people in the UK to have lunch with their neighbours, friends and family on Sunday 3rd June 2012. It is part of the celebrations for The Queens Diamond Jubilee.

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