June 2012 celebrates 60 years of the Queen’s reign and will be marked by an extended Bank Holiday weekend (2 to 5 June). During this time a number of Windsor Diamond Jubilee Celebrations are taking place in honour of this special occasion.
The Queen: Sixty Photographs for Sixty Years
An exhibition of the Queen’s sixty year reign will run from 4 February to 28 October 2012 in the Drawings Gallery, Windsor Castle.
Windsor Parade and Muster – 19 May 2012
A unique event bring together the Royal Navy, the Army and the Royal Air Force in a parade through Windsor Town and Castle along with a spectacular 78 plane flypast.
Diamond Jubilee Beacon – Windsor Great Park
On 4 June thousands of beacons around the world will be lit to celebrate The Queen’s 60 year reign in the UK and as head of the Commonwealth.
A beacon in Windsor Great Park will be lit on 4th June as part of these celebrations.
Diamond Jubilee Weekend – Events in Windsor
Saturday 2 to Tuesday 5 June 2012 – Diamond Jubilee carpet planting in the Queen Elizabeth Temperate Temperate House, Savill Garden, Windsor Great Park.
Sunday 3 June 2012 – Big Picnic, Alexandra Gardens, Windsor.
Sunday 3 June 2012 – Eton Street Party.
Sunday 3 June 2012 Hog Roast, Windsor Royal Shopping.
Monday 4 June 2012 – Ox Roast, Bachelors Acre, Windsor.
Monday 4 June 2012 – Beacon Lighting on Snow Hill, Windsor Great Park.