Post by MadameConcorde on Jun 26, 2011 3:56:07 GMT -5
The monarch's new portrait
A new portrait photograph of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh has been released by the National Portrait Gallery, as part of an exhibition to mark next year's Diamond Jubilee called The Queen: Art and Image.
The large-scale portrait, measuring 1.5m by 2m, shows the Queen and Prince Philip seated together in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle.
Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations - lunch invitation crowned heads from around the world, to her celebratory lunch on May 18
‘Aides said it was the Queen’s idea to host the lunch and she was ‘delighted’ when Prince Charles offered to throw a dinner. It is understood that the reigning heads of Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Andorra, Belgium, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands and Norway will all attend the lunch.’
the barge parade was carried live on CNN, i thought it was fabulous, all those boats, the HUGEness of it, just amazing
the queen was awesome, stood the whole time(HOURS) in the rain! her dress and coat were beautiful and camilla looked perfect, her coat had a diamond (get it?) pattern. harry was the best looking man and kate was pretty in red.
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee River Pageant reached its end as a world record-beating 1,000-strong flotilla passed under Tower Bridge.
The belfry carrying The Royal Jubilee Bells was the first vessel through, followed by the million-pound row barge Gloriana led by Olympic gold medallists Sir Matthew Pinsent and Sir Steve Redgrave, rowing with 16 others.
A 41-gun salute was fired from the Tower of London to celebrate the Queen's 60 years on the throne while thousands of people cheered on the banks of the River Thames despite the wet weather