Saturday, June 2, 2012

Diamond Jubilee Week


Of all the stitchers I know, a few common threads run through us... one of them is that we all seem to love the British Royal family.  In searching for a quick "Diamond Jubilee" chart online, I ran across the official Diamond Jubilee website and thought I'd share it with all of you.

Ten year old, Katherine Dewar, won the national contest to design the
official Diamond Jubilee emblem (above). 

The photos are marvelous and there is lots of history and fun facts about the Queen.  Today (Saturday, June 2) kicks-off the big 4 day "Central Weekend" event with HM attending the Epsom Derby.  There will be a pageant on the Thames on Sunday, and a concert at Buckingham Palace on Monday.  The highlight of the weekend will be the parade and the National Service of Thanksgiving to be held next Tuesday at St. Paul's Cathedral.

From the website, you can even send a message to the Queen her very self! 

Souvenir programme available here.
Jubilee tea available here.

Long live the Queen!


  1. I just followed your link and left a message for the Queen, I got a reply from the Palace and a chance to download a thank you card from the Queen. Me and Lizzie could become best friends! Irene xxx

  2. Thanks for the links. The Sampler Girl's website just added a little sampler to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. If you haven't seen it yet, check it out.