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The Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth II Photo: Royal Household/John Swannell

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee main celebrations will centre around an extended weekend that takes place from Saturday 2 June to Tuesday 5 June.

There is an extra Bank Holiday for the Diamond Jubilee, Tuesday 5th June, and the late May Bank Holiday will be moved to Monday 4 June. [(


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[The main programme of events in the South are as follows:

Saturday 2nd June

The Queen will attend the Epsom Derby which has had a long history, having first been run in 1780 and is flat racing's equivalent to the Aintree Grand National.

There'll be a 21 gun salute in Windsor - taking place at the Long Walk. - Noon - near the Brook Street entrance to the Castle.

In Reading, What could be the biggest private street party. Four thousand people expected to join in. in Northumberland Avenue at 1 0'clock.

At Cobham, near Gravesend in Kent - the Bell ringers will be in full flow. Cobham Bell Ringers. 9.15.

At the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard there's a 1950's tea party. All our welcome, from 10 to 10.

Sunday 3rd June

The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant - The pageant will take place on the Thames and will consist of a flotilla of a 1,000 boats assembled from across the UK, the Commonwealth and around the world. More event information and a full breakdown of the Pageant order and timings, can be found here.

In Herne Bay - there'll be a party on the Pier. Which is re-opening - after being closed since last summer. at two thirty.

In Sussex - sees the Eastbourne Jubilee Festival, at the Redoubt Fortress and Museum from 10am.

While uniting Berkshire and Oxfordshire - is probably the longest street party. Running 1km long, 400 trestle tables will join the villages of Streatley and Goring.

In Abingdon - they'll be throwing buns from the top of the town hall. A record breaking 6 thousand - in a tradition dating back to 1761 from 5pm .

And in Bournemouth there's a Jubilee party on the Beach. From 2 o'clock into the evening.

Also - hundreds of boats will be arriving in London to take part in the Jubillee flotilla. We're onboard one local boat - as she sails up the Thames.

Monday 4th June

Plenty more street parties - culminating in the Lighting of Two thousand and twelve Beacons across the land. You can search for your local beacon event with the official 'Beacon Locator'. An interactive map can also be found here.

We'll be in the Thames Valley, the Isle of Wight and at the Brightest one - which is at the South Forland Lighthouse - on top of the White cliffs of Dover. They'll be lit from 10 o'clock.

Tuesday 5th June

The National Service of Thanksgiving - The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, and many Members of The Royal Family, will attend the National Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee at St Paul's Cathedral. After attending a Diamond Jubilee Lunch at Westminster Hall the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will head back to Buckingham Palace along a Processional Route in the 1902 State Landau carriage.

In Southampton there will be the biggest Jubilee event outside of London - The arrival of the three Queens. A flotilla sailing up the Solent - led by Queen Elizabeth, QM2 and Queen Victoria between 6 and 9 am.

They'll be the Red Arrows - and Mayflower Park in Southampton will host a day of entertainment. Ending with a massive fireworks and light show. Fireworks start at 10 o'clock.

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