If you’re thinking the Queen’s looking great for 60 then you’d be right, because she’s actually a sprightly 85. It’s not her birthday we’re congratulating her on of course, but the 60th anniversary of her accession to the throne. Today marks 60 years since the death of King George VI, upon which his then 25 year old daughter Elizabeth succeeded to the throne. Her official coronation took place on the 2nd June 1953 and was the first such ceremony to be televised to the nation.
Being the anniversary of her father’s death, the Queen has chosen to mark this momentous occasion privately. The big Diamond Jubilee celebrations will be taking place later in the year, with an extended bank holiday weekend planned for the 2, 3, 4 and 5 June. There is a huge programme of festivities planned, including a concert at Buckingham Palace, Jubilee pageants, street parties and a service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral.
If you’re looking forward to celebrating the Jubilee then it’s never too soon to get planning your party. Ensure the maximum patriotic fun at your Jubilee event with some fabulous Union Jack Fancy Dress Accessories. At prices starting from as low as just 60p, we’ve got a great range of fantastic quality items such as plastic Union Jack Boaters, Great Britain Fabric Bracelets, Union Jack Face Paint Kits and Great Britain Body Capes. Let Party Domain help you show off your patriotic pride in style with fun fancy dress!
By Jennie Humes