The Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II marked the fiftieth anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne. A Golden Jubilee is a celebration held to mark a 50th anniversary of a monarch's reign For the ship see RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Context States headed by Elizabeth II It was celebrated with large-scale events throughout London, the capital of the United Kingdom, in June 2002, as well as in her other Realms, as she and Prince Philip toured them throughout the year. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The official "Jubilee Days" were held to coincide with the Queen's Official Birthday. "The Queen" in this article means the monarch of the Commonwealth Realms The Queen's Official Birthday (sometimes known as "the Unlike the Silver Jubilee in 1977, international goodwill trips were scheduled months in advance, and first started in February. The Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II 's accession to the
The two other royal jubilees in the 20th century had been marked by a Fleet Review - there was to have been one for this jubilee, but it was cancelled on cost grounds (or, in a sense, postponed until 2005, and the International Fleet Review). The twentieth century of the Common Era began on Fleet Review Royal Navy redirects here This article is on reviews of the Royal Navy Fleet Review Royal Navy redirects here This article is on reviews of the Royal Navy Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. For a full list of ships present see List of ships present at International Fleet Review 2005 The International Fleet Review
The Queen began the Jubilee year by embarking on visits to her Realms outside the United Kingdom.
The first one visited was Jamaica on February 18; the Royals had not made a trip to the country in eight years. Jamaica (ˈdʒəˈmeɪkə} is an Island nation of the Greater Antilles, in length and as much as in width situated in the Caribbean Sea. Events 3102 BC - Epoch (origin of the Kali Yuga. 1229 - The Sixth Crusade: Frederick II Holy This came at a particularly painful time for the Royal Family as it occurred just three days after the funeral of the Queen's sister, Princess Margaret. After two days in Jamaica, the Queen and her husband, Prince Philip, continued on to New Zealand, making stops in major cities such as Auckland, Christchurch, and Wellington. New Zealand is an Island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island The Auckland metropolitan area or Greater Auckland, in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest and most populous urban area in the country Christchurch (Ōtautahi The largest City in the South Island, it is also the second largest city and third largest urban area of New Zealand Wellington (ˈwælɪŋtən is the Capital of New Zealand, the country's second largest urban area, the The Queen was then received in Adelaide on February 27 by Peter Hollingworth, for a five-day tour of Australia, visiting places in South Australia and Queensland. Adelaide is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of South Australia, and is the fifth largest city in Australia with a Events 1560 - The Treaty of Berwick, which would expel the French from Scotland, is signed by England and the Congregation Peter John Hollingworth (born 10 April 1935 is an Australian Anglican bishop and was the 23rd Governor-General of Australia. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. South Australia is a state of Australia in the southern central part of the country Queensland is a state of Australia, occupying the north-eastern corner of the mainland continent
Celebrations for Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee took place all over the United Kingdom between May and July of 2002. The Queen herself expressed the wish that the Golden Jubilee should be an occasion for her to give thanks to the whole nation and the Commonwealth for the support she had received during her reign. 
In the lead up to the celebratory weeks, British media, such as The Guardian predicted that the Jubilee would be a failure; Britain was no longer interested in the Monarchy; a pervading sense of apathy amongst the populace seemed to confirm this. The Guardian (until 1959 The Manchester Guardian) is a British Newspaper owned by the Guardian Media Group. However, these predictions were proven wrong, especially during the official Jubilee weekend, when people numbering in the hundreds of thousands turned out to partake in the fetes, culminating on the celebration on The Mall on June 4, when over one million people attended the parade and flypast. Events 781 BC - The first historic Solar eclipse is recorded in China. The Daily Mail stated in its editorial: "How the sour anti-Royalists in The Guardian newspaper and elsewhere have been confounded. The Daily Mail is a British newspaper currently published in a tabloid format They were convinced that the occasion would be a flop, that the House of Windsor was no longer capable of inspiring the loyalties it once did and that anyway the concept of royalty was passe in Cool Britannia. "
It was on March 3 that the Queen and Prince Philip returned to London, when they were dealt another blow when the Queen Mother died on March 30. Events 1284 - Statute of Rhuddlan incorporated the Principality of Wales into England 1575 - Indian London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (Elizabeth Angela Marguerite 4 August 1900 &ndash 30 March 2002 was the Queen Consort of King George Events 240 BC - 1st recorded Perihelion passage of Halley's Comet.
On 11th March, Commonwealth Day, a portrait of the Queen that was commissioned by The Commonwealth to celebrate the Golden Jubilee was unveiled. Commonwealth Day is the annual celebration of the Commonwealth of Nations held on the second Monday in March and marked by a multi-faith service in Westminster Abbey , The picture painted in 2002 by Chinwe Chukwuogo-Roy at Buckingham Palace now hangs in Marlborough House. This article is about Marlborough House Westminster. For the property in Brighton, please see Marlborough House Brighton Marlborough  A study is part of the Queen’s collection in St. James's Palace. St James's Palace is one of London's oldest Palaces It is situated on Pall Mall in London, just north of St
The Queen opened the official celebrations in the UK at a speech to both Houses of Parliament in Westminster Hall, on April 30, 2002. Events 313 - Roman emperor Licinius unifies the entire Eastern Roman Empire under his rule See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. The speech marked the fifth time in 50 years that the Queen spoke to Parliament on her own account. The Queen spoke of fifty unforgettable years, and the changes to British life and society in that time, and elaborated that the Monarchy must change as well. She said she had "witnessed the transformation of the international landscape through which this country much chart its course. . . " and declared "her resolve to continue, with the support of my family, to serve the people of this great nation of ours to the best of my ability through the changing times ahead. " Also in April, the Queen attended a dinner at 10 Downing Street for all her past Prime Ministers, including Sir John Major, Baroness Margaret Thatcher, Sir Edward Heath and James Callaghan; the dinner was hosted by Tony Blair. Sir John Major KG CH ACIB (born 29 March 1943 is a British Politician who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Margaret Hilda Thatcher Baroness Thatcher LG, OM, PC, FRS (born 13 October 1925 Sir Edward Richard George Heath, KG, MBE (9 July 1916 &ndash 17 July 2005 often known as Ted Heath, was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Leonard James Callaghan Baron Callaghan of Cardiff, KG, PC (27 March 1912 – 26 March 2005 was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1976 to 1979 Anthony Charles Lynton "Tony" Blair (born 6 May 1953 is a British Politician who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2 May 1997 to
When goodwill visits resumed on May 1, they were confined to the United Kingdom, and another international Jubilee visit did not take place until the couple's visit to Canada in October. Events 305 - Diocletian and Maximian retire from the office of Roman Emperor. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Roughly two to three days were spent in each corner of England; the Queen and Prince Philip first stopped in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset before travelling to Tyne and Wear, then finally to Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Cornwall ( Kernow ˈkɛɹnɔʊ is the most southwesterly county of England, on the Peninsula that lies to the west of the River Tamar Devon is a large county in the South West of England. The county is also referred to as Devonshire, but that is an entirely unofficial name Somerset ( or) is a county in south west England The County town is Taunton, which is in the south of the county Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan home county in South East England. Berkshire (ˈbɑːkʃə or /ˈbɑːkʃɪə/ say Baak-shuh/-sheer sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a Home County in the South On May 13, the couple were received in Northern Ireland, and visited such areas as County Fermanagh, Cookstown, and Omagh (the latter being the site of a notorious Irish Republican bombing in 1998). Events 1497 - Pope Alexander VI excommunicates Girolamo Savonarola. Northern Ireland (Tuaisceart Éireann Ulster Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a Country within the United Kingdom, lying in the northeast of County Fermanagh (fɚr'mænɘ Contae Fhear Manach or Fear Manach ('Men of Monach'in Irish) is the westernmost of the six counties that form Northern Cookstown (An Chorr Chríochach is a town in County Tyrone in Northern Ireland. Omagh (pronounced /'omæ/) is the County town of County Tyrone in Northern Ireland, situated where the rivers Drumragh and Camowen Ireland (pronounced /ˈaɾlənd/ Éire) is the third largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world The Omagh bombing was a Paramilitary Car bomb attack carried out by the Real Irish Republican Army (RIRA a splinter group of former Provisional Irish
Throughout much of mid-May, the Queen and Prince Philip were in London devoting much time to the promotion of the arts, attending the Chelsea Flower Show, dedicating the Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace, and attending a reception at the Royal Academy of Arts. The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, officially the Great Spring Show and part of London's summer Social season. Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of the British monarch. This article refers to an art institution in London For other meanings of Royal Academy see Royal Academy (disambiguation. On May 23, the Jubilee trips recommenced with a noteworthy six-day trip to Scotland (the longest span of time spent in any "region" of the UK). Events 1430 - Siege of Compiègne: Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve Compiègne Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. Scotland was a location of profound significance to the royals, as it was the first part of the country visited during the 1977 Silver Jubilee, and it was where the largest crowds were recorded. Like the 1977 trip, the royals first stopped in Glasgow, and then travelled on to Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen. Glasgow (ˈglæzgoʊ is the largest city in Scotland and third most populous in the United Kingdom Edinburgh ( ˈɛdɪnb(ərə Dùn Èideann) is the Capital of Scotland and is its second largest city after Glasgow. Dundee (Dùn Dèagh is the fourth-largest city in Scotland and fully named as Dundee City, one of Scotland's 32 local government council Aberdeen ( pronounced; Aiberdeen Obar Dheathain is Scotland 's third most populous city and one of Scotland's 32 local government council
A special £5 coin was released to celebrate the event.
The Golden Jubilee Weekend took place between the June 1 and June 4, 2002, in London. The Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II marked the fiftieth anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II 's accession to the throne Events 193 - Roman Emperor Didius Julianus is Assassinated 987 - Hugh Capet is elected Events 781 BC - The first historic Solar eclipse is recorded in China. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom.
The Queen and Prince Philip left Scotland on May 29 to make final preparations for the Jubilee Weekend, which would start on June 1. Events 363 - Roman Emperor Julian defeats the Sassanid army in the Battle of Ctesiphon, under the walls of the Events 193 - Roman Emperor Didius Julianus is Assassinated 987 - Hugh Capet is elected On the night of June 1, a "Prom at the Palace", showcasing highlights in classical music, was held in Buckingham Palace Gardens, the largest venue ever organised on the premises. Events 193 - Roman Emperor Didius Julianus is Assassinated 987 - Hugh Capet is elected The Prom at the Palace was a classical music concert held in London in 2002. Classical music is a broad term that usually refers to mainstream music produced in or rooted in the traditions of Western liturgical and Secular music Buckingham Palace Garden or to give it its full title "The Garden at Buckingham Palace" is the garden situated at the rear of Buckingham Palace. 12,500 people were invited to attend, out of two million people who expressed interest by completing applications. Playing for the crowds were the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Chorus, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis. WikipediaWikiProject Classical music#Biographical_infoboxes --> Sir Andrew Frank Davis CBE (born 2 February 1944 Guest vocalists included Kiri Te Kanawa, Thomas Allen, Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna. Dame Kiri Janette Te Kanawa, ONZ, DBE, AC (ˈkiri ˈtɛ ˈkɑːnəwə born Thomas Allen may refer to Thomas Allen (alderman, Chicago Alderman Thomas Allen (mathematician (1542–1632 English mathematician WikipediaWikiProject Opera#Infoboxes --> Angela Gheorghiu (gjor'giu (born Angela Burlacu) (born September 7, WikipediaWikiProject Opera#Infoboxes --> Roberto Alagna (born June 7, 1963) is an French Operatic
June 2 was a Sunday. Events 455 - The Vandals enter Rome, and plunder the city for two weeks The Queen and Prince Philip attended Jubilee church services at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. The rest of the Queen's family were spread across the country that day: Prince Charles and his sons William and Harry attended services at Swansea; Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex attended services in Salisbury and later greeted crowds in the area as scheduled; Princess Anne was in Ayr at the time; Prince Andrew was not in the country, as President of the Football Association, he was attending a World Cup football match in Japan. For actual Princes of Wales called Henry see Henry Prince of Wales. Swansea ( Abertawe "mouth of the Tawe " is a city and county in Wales. Sophie Countess of Wessex ( née Rhys-Jones, born 20 January 1965 is a member of the British Royal Family, the wife of Prince Edward Earl of Wessex Salisbury (ˈsɒlzbri ˈsɔːlzbri ('Solzbry' or ˈzɔːwzbri ('Zawzbry' — moving from RP to local dialect) is a cathedral city in the Ayr (Inbhir Àir Mouth of the River Ayr) is a town and port situated on the Firth of Clyde, in south-west Scotland. The Football Association, also known as simply The FA, is the governing body of football in England and the Crown Dependencies of Jersey The FIFA World Cup, occasionally called the Football World Cup, but usually referred to simply as the World Cup, is an international Association football For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics.
The events of June 3 culminated in a pop music concert in the evening, in Buckingham Palace Gardens. Events 350 - Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, proclaims himself Roman Emperor, entering Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure Buckingham Palace Garden or to give it its full title "The Garden at Buckingham Palace" is the garden situated at the rear of Buckingham Palace. The concert, called "Party at the Palace", showcased the achievements in pop music over the previous fifty years. The Party at the Palace was a Pop concert held in London in 2002. The Queen and Prince Philip had spent the day touring Eton and Slough before returning to London in the afternoon. Eton is a Town in Berkshire, England, lying on the opposite bank of the River Thames to Windsor and connected to it by Windsor Slough ( ˈslaʊ is a Borough and Unitary authority within the ceremonial county of Berkshire, England. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. The Queen inaugurated the nationwide BBC Music Live Festival, in which over 200 cities and towns across the UK played the song All You Need Is Love, followed by the ringing of church bells at 1pm. " All You Need Is Love " is a song written by John Lennon and credited to Lennon/McCartney. This was the peak day of celebrations, and just like June 7, 1977, street parties were thrown across the country. Events 1099 - The First Crusade: The Siege of Jerusalem begins Also 1977 (album by Ash. Year 1977 ( MCMLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays
The concert was attended by all the members of the immediate British Royal Family, including Prince Andrew, who returned from the World Cup matches in Japan. The British Royal Family is the group of close relatives of the monarch of the United Kingdom. Among the headlining acts at the concert were Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Cliff Richard and Tony Bennett. Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942 is an English rock Singer, Bass guitarist songwriter Composer, Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945 is an English Blues-rock Guitarist, singer Songwriter and Composer Sir Cliff Richard, OBE, (born Harry Roger Webb on 14 October 1940 is an English Singer, Actor and Businessman. Tony Bennett (born Anthony Dominick Benedetto; August 3 1926) is an American Singer of popular music, standards Queen guitarist Brian May started the event by playing his arrangement of God Save the Queen from the roof of the palace. Queen were an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian Harold May, CBE "God Save the Queen", or "God Save the King", is an anthem used in a number of Commonwealth realms It is the National Paul McCartney ended the night with such numbers as While My Guitar Gently Weeps and Hey Jude, which were performed before and after the Queen lit the National Beacon at the Victoria Memorial. " While My Guitar Gently Weeps " is a rock Ballad written by George Harrison for The Beatles on their Double album " Hey Jude " is a song by the English rock band The Beatles that was recorded in 1968 The Victoria Memorial is a sculpture in London, placed at the centre of Queen's Gardens in front of Buckingham Palace. The National Beacon was the last in a string of beacons to be lit in a chain throughout the world, echoing Queen Victoria's own Golden Jubilee in 1887. Beacons are aids to Navigation devices Intentionally conspicuous beacons help guide navigators to their destinations Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901 was from 20 June 1837 the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Year 1887 ( MDCCCLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common
12,000 guests were allowed into the Buckingham Palace Gardens for the concert. Buckingham Palace Garden or to give it its full title "The Garden at Buckingham Palace" is the garden situated at the rear of Buckingham Palace. An additional million people thronged The Mall to watch and listen to the festivities on giant TV screens, and joining in with the Palace audience's singing from outside the gates of Buckingham Palace. The Mall (ˈmæl in London is the road running from Buckingham Palace at its western end to Admiralty Arch and on to Trafalgar Square Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of the British monarch.
On June 4, the entire Royal Family attended the National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral, followed by lunch at the Guildhall. Events 781 BC - The first historic Solar eclipse is recorded in China. St Paul's Cathedral, is the Anglican Cathedral on Ludgate Hill, in the City of London, and the seat of the Bishop of London. The Guildhall is a building in the City of London, off Cheapside and Basinghall Street, in the wards of Bassishaw and Cheap. Unlike the 1977 Jubilee, which proved to have a theme of unity, the Queen addressed the crowd and expressed pride at the Commonwealth's achievements, both during her reign as Queen and throughout time. The Queen was quoted as saying, "Gratitude, respect and pride, these words sum up how I feel about the people of this country and the Commonwealth - and what this Golden Jubilee means to me. "
The Jubilee Festival started procession in The Mall in the early afternoon. FlyPast is Britain's top-selling Aviation Magazine, published monthly and edited by Ken Ellis Events 781 BC - The first historic Solar eclipse is recorded in China. In addition to singers and musicians performing for the Queen, numerous floats were decorated and driven through The Mall, illustrating British life through the years of her reign, from the 1950s to the present day. The Festival was also notable for the presence of a Hells Angel named "Snob" (real name Alan Fisher), who led a procession of motorcycles through The Mall at the Queen's request. The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club ( HAMC) is a world-wide " one-percenter " motorcycle gang whose members typically ride Harley-Davidson
At the end of the Festival, 5000 adults and children from the 54 Commonwealth nations marched in The Mall before the Queen, in their various national uniforms, and presented a "rainbow of wishes" to the Queen, consisting of handwritten notes from schoolchildren from across the Commonwealth. Later in the day, the Queen and Prince Philip greeted crowds from the Palace Centre Room's balcony. More than a million people thronged The Mall and cheered the Queen and other members of the Family. The royals then viewed a flypast, consisting of every type of RAF aircraft in service. FlyPast is Britain's top-selling Aviation Magazine, published monthly and edited by Ken Ellis Concorde and Red Arrows trailed behind the other aircraft, ending the show. WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout The Red Arrows, officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, is the Aerobatics display team of the Royal Air Force, based at RAF Scampton
There were also several events which were independently organised to celebrate the Jubilee; for example, in June 2002 the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom staged a special parade for the Queen at Portsmouth, where she inspected a guard of honour. The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. Also, the Queen hosted a banquet for all reigning European Kings and Queens (to most of whom she is related) and also gave a special dinner for all the Governors-General of the other countries where she is Queen. The term governor general or governor-general refers to a vice-regal representative of a Monarch in an independent realm or a major colonial circonscription
Numerous locally organised street parties were held throughout Britain. A notable difference with those of 1977 was that some of the most popular venues were cul-de-sacs. "Dead End Street" redirects here For the song by The Kinks see Dead End Street (song.
Approximately 41 activists were arrested in the run-up to a protest against the Queen's Jubilee in London. All but one were later released, and a successful claim for damages was made against the Metropolitan Police. "Metropolitan Police" redirects here See also Metropolitan police. The protest was partly organised by the Movement Against the Monarchy. The Movement Against the Monarchy, abbreviated and commonly referred to simply as MAM, is a UK -based anarchist organization that frequently engages in protests
In the Turks and Caicos Islands, a British Overseas Territory, for the first four days of June, celebrations took place throughout the Islands, presided over by Governor Mervyn Jones. The Turks and Caicos Islands ( TCI) (ˈtɜːks ænd ˈkeɪkəs are a British Overseas Territory consisting of two groups of tropical islands in the West Indies The British Overseas Territories are fourteen territories that are under the Sovereignty of the United Kingdom, but which do not form part of the United Kingdom The Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands is the representative of the British monarch in the United Kingdom 's overseas territory of Turks and Caicos Mervyn Jones (born 1942 was Governor of the Turks and Caicos from January 2000 to November 2002
The Public Relations Department of the Tourist Board for the Jubilee Committee produced the Jubilee Souvenir Brochure, with text and images covering historical Royal Visits provided by the National Museum. Only 5,000 were produced, issue number 1 being given to Queen Elizabeth II herself. The Museum also provided photographs for the production of three sets of Stamps, and, for the Jubilee Weekend, prepared a temporary exhibition on Royal Visits, with other items from the past, such as the Coronation Medals issued in to some local residents in 1953. Other items produced to commemorate the Jubilee were a straw crown made on Middle Caicos by Loathie Harvey and Judy Geddis, two 20-crown Coins, and a badge given to all school children as a memento of the historic occasion. Middle Caicos, also Grand Caicos is the largest island in the Turks and Caicos Islands. 
The Jubilee goodwill visits started again on 7 June, when the Queen and Prince Philip paid a visit to West Sussex. Events 1099 - The First Crusade: The Siege of Jerusalem begins Settlements Most settlements in West Sussex are either along the south coast or are situated in the M23 corridor A three-day trip to Wales followed shortly thereafter, with the couple touring Anglesey, Llanelli, and Cardiff. History There are numerous Megalithic monuments and Menhirs present on Anglesey testifying to the presence of mankind in prehistory Llanelli ( English: Church of St Elli) pron, the largest Town in the County of Carmarthenshire, in south-west Cardiff ( 'kɑːdɪf) is the Capital and the largest city and county in Wales.
July also proved to be a busy month, with the Queen and Prince Philip making two-day trips to the West Midlands, Yorkshire (where the Queen visited the set of the soap opera Emmerdale) and the areas of Suffolk and Norfolk. The West Midlands is an official Region of England, covering the western half of the area traditionally known as the Midlands. Yorkshire is a historic county of Northern England and the largest in Great Britain. A soap opera is an ongoing episodic work of Fiction, usually broadcast on Television or Radio. Emmerdale, known as Emmerdale Farm until 1989 is a British Soap opera that has aired on ITV since 1972 Suffolk (ˈsʌfək is a non-metropolitan county of historic origin in East Anglia, England. Norfolk (ˈnɔrfək is a low-lying county in East Anglia, England, United Kingdom. Later in the month, a three-day goodwill trip was planned to Liverpool and Manchester, where the Queen opened the 2002 Commonwealth Games. Liverpool ( is a City and Metropolitan borough of Merseyside, England along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary The Commonwealth Games is a multinational Multi-sport event. Held every four years it involves the elite athletes of the Commonwealth of Nations. The Queen closed out July by touring the East Midlands, and ended their exhaustive domestic trip by visiting Lancashire, where the highest number of people in England turned out for the Queen in 1977. The East Midlands is one of the Regions of England and consists of most of the eastern half of the traditional region of the Midlands. Lancashire is a non-metropolitan county of historic origin in the North West of England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland
|“||Her Majesty The Queen of Canada has been unfalteringly by our side to celebrate our successes and to help us to grow together. TalkCommonewalth realm.-->The monarchy of Fifty years after her Accession to the Throne, Elizabeth II remains a symbol of continuity, stability and tradition in a world that is under a barrage of constant change. That is why Canadians are proud to celebrate the Golden Jubilee. ||”|
For twelve days in October, the Queen and Prince Philip visited Canada, making stops in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Hamilton, Hull, Fredericton, Sussex, Moncton and Ottawa. Sheila Maureen Copps, PC (born November 27, 1952) is a Canadian Journalist and former Politician. The Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women (Ministre du Patrimoine canadien is the Minister of the Crown in the Canadian Cabinet who heads the Department Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Vancouver (vænˈkuːvɚ is a coastal Winnipeg (ˈwɪnɨpɛg is the capital and largest city in the Canadian province of Manitoba, and 7th largest municipality in Canada with a population Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario Hamilton (ˈhæməltən ( 2006 population 504559 UA population 647634 CMA population Hull is the central and oldest part of the city of Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. Fredericton (pronounced ˈfrɛdrɨktɨn is the capital of the Canadian province of New Brunswick, by virtue of the provincial Sussex (2006 population 4241 is a Canadian town in Kings County, New Brunswick. Moncton ( is a Canadian city located in Westmorland County, New Brunswick. Ottawa (ˈɒtəwə or sometimes /ˈɒtəwɑː/ is the Capital of Canada and the country's fourth largest municipality. The trip was also unique in that it was the first royal visit to Iqaluit since the territory of Nunavut was established. Iqaluit (iqaluit ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ in Inuktitut syllabics; often pronounced ɨˈkæljuːɨt in English is the territorial Nunavut (ˈnuːnəvʊt ( Inuktitut syllabics: ᓄᓇᕗᑦ is the largest and newest territory of Canada; it was separated officially from the
In Nunavut, on October 4, the Queen opened, and addressed, the new Legislative Assembly, stating "I am proud to be the first member of the Canadian Royal Family to be greeted in Canada's newest territory. Events 610 - Heraclius arrives by ship from Africa at Constantinople, overthrows Byzantine Emperor Phocas The Legislative Assembly of Nunavut is located in Iqaluit, and is the territory's Parliament. TalkCommonewalth realm.-->The monarchy of " After a walk-about in the Iqaluit streets, the Queen unveiled a street sign for Iqaluit's main street, named in her honour.
The Queen then flew to Victoria, British Columbia, where she was greeted by the province's Lieutenant Governor, spending most of the weekend there, though performing no official duties on the Saturday. Victoria (vɪkˈtɔɹiə is the capital city of British Columbia. The Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia is the vice-regal representative of the Queen of Canada in the province of British Columbia. On Sunday she attended Christ Church Cathedral, performing an unscheduled walk-about after the service. She later unveiled a stained glass window in the provincial Legislature, marking her Golden Jubilee. The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia is one of two components of the Parliament of British Columbia, the other being the Lieutenant-Governor Outside the Snowbirds performed an acrobatic fly-by, for an audience of 16,000. Officially known as the Canadian Forces 431 Air Demonstration Squadron, the Snowbirds are Canada 's military Aerobatics or Air show
In Vancouver, on October 6, the Queen, accompanied by Wayne Gretzky, and in front of a crowd of 18,000, dropped the ceremonial puck at the beginning of an NHL hockey game. Vancouver (vænˈkuːvɚ is a coastal Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born January 26 1961 is a retired Canadian professional Ice hockey player The National Hockey League ( NHL) is a professional Ice hockey league composed of 30 teams in North America Ice hockey, often referred to simply as hockey, is a team Sport played on Ice. This was the first time any reigning monarch, Canadian or otherwise, had performed this task. She and Prince Philip then watched the first period of the game from the Royal Box – the first time she had done so since her first hockey game at Maple Leaf Gardens in 1951. This article is about the arena For the company formerly known as Maple Leaf Gardens Ltd 
In Winnipeg the Queen performed a walk-about at the Forks. Winnipeg (ˈwɪnɨpɛg is the capital and largest city in the Canadian province of Manitoba, and 7th largest municipality in Canada with a population The Forks is a historic site and meeting place in downtown Winnipeg located at the confluence of the Red River and Assiniboine River She also re-dedicated the newly restored Golden Boy statue atop the Manitoba Legislative Building. The Golden Boy (official name Eternal Youth) statue is 525 metres (17 The Manitoba Legislative Building is the meeting place of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, in central Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Her Majesty attended an evening performance of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, accompanied by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and Loreena McKennitt. The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is Canada 's oldest Ballet company and the longest continuously operating ballet company The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra is a 67-member orchestra based in the Centennial Concert Hall in Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada and performs throughout the province of Loreena Isabel Irene McKennitt CM (born February 17, 1957) is a Canadian singer composer harpist and pianist most famous for writing recording 
On October 9, the Royal Couple arrived in Toronto, being welcomed to the province by the Lieutenant Governor and by thousands of Ontarians. Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario is the vice-regal representative of the Queen of Canada in the province of Ontario. The Queen was also greeted later on at a reception at Exhibition Place, highlighting the advance of Ontario over the previous 50 years. Exhibition Place is a mixed-use property on the Toronto shore of Lake Ontario, a few kilometers west of the central business district On October 11 the Queen visited Sheridan College, and later traveled to Hamilton, Ontario where, at Copps Coliseum, the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada were presented with their new colours by the Queen as their Colonel-in-Chief. Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning is a diploma and degree granting Canadian polytechnic institute with campuses in Oakville Ontario and Hamilton (ˈhæməltən ( 2006 population 504559 UA population 647634 CMA population See also Sports venues in Hamilton Ontario Copps Coliseum is a sports and entertainment arena on the corner of Bay Street North and York Boulevard The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's, or A & SH of C is a Primary Reserve Highland Infantry Regiment of the In the British and other Commonwealth armies the Colonel-in-Chief of a Regiment is its (usually royal) Patron. Later she, accompanied by Prince Philip, attended a reception at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Toronto headquarters to celebrate its 50th anniversary, viewing exhibits, and being amused by a video display which showed her earlier tours of Canada in the 1950s. Following that the couple attended a gala concert at Roy Thomson Hall where Oscar Peterson, Evelyn Hart, Rex Harrington, Cirque du Soleil, The Tragically Hip, and others performed. Roy Thomson Hall is a concert hall located at 60 Simcoe Street in Toronto, Ontario. Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, CC, CQ, OOnt ( 15 August 1925 – 23 December 2007) was a Canadian Evelyn Anne Hart, CC, OM FRSC (born April 4, 1956) is a Canadian Ballerina and former principal dancer with Rex Howard Harrington OC, FRSC (born October 30 1962) is a Canadian Ballet dancer Cirque du Soleil (French for "Circus of the Sun" in English sɜrk duː soʊˈleɪ is an entertainment company The Tragically Hip is a Canadian rock band from Kingston Ontario, consisting of Gordon Downie (lead vocals and occasional acoustic 
The tour continued to the Maritime provinces, with the Queen and her husband arriving in New Brunswick, where thousands greeted them at the provincial Government House. New Brunswick ( French: Nouveau-Brunswick /nuvobʁɔnzwik/ is one of Canada 's three Maritime provinces and is the only constitutionally They only spent 25 hours in the maritimes, flying from Fredericton to Moncton by helicopter for a luncheon in Dieppe, New Brunswick to celebrate the town's 50th anniversary. Fredericton (pronounced ˈfrɛdrɨktɨn is the capital of the Canadian province of New Brunswick, by virtue of the provincial Moncton ( is a Canadian city located in Westmorland County, New Brunswick. Dieppe (2006 population 18565 is a Canadian city in Westmorland County, New Brunswick. 
From the east coast the Royal Couple flew westwards again to the national capital, Ottawa, where they were greeted by then Deputy Prime Minister John Manley, who had earlier, on the day of the Queen's arrival in Canada, caused controversy by stating Canada should become a republic. Ottawa (ˈɒtəwə or sometimes /ˈɒtəwɑː/ is the Capital of Canada and the country's fourth largest municipality. The Deputy Prime Minister of Canada (Vice-premier ministre du Canada is an honorary position in the cabinet, conferred at the discretion of the prime minister. Debate on the Monarchy of Canada has been taking place since before Confederation in 1867 though it has rarely been of significance since the Rebellions of 1837 The day following, October 13, a multi-faith Thanksgiving celebration was held on Parliament Hill for about 3,500 people, and the Queen laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Parliament Hill (colloquially The Hill, French Colline du Parlement) is a scenic location on the southern banks of the Ottawa River in downtown The Canadian Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is located at the National War Memorial in Confederation Square Ottawa. A state dinner was held at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, in Gatineau, Quebec, that evening. State dinners in different countries follow different rules and are governed by different protocols. The Canadian Museum of Civilization (CMC is Canada’s national museum of human history and the most-visited museum in the country Gatineau ( 2006 census population 242124 is a city in western Quebec, Canada. She there said: "[I wish] to express my profound gratitude to all Canadians. . . for the loyalty, encouragement and support you have given to me over these past 50 years. " As her motorcade traveled across the Ottawa river into Quebec, about 100 protesters yelled obscenities at the Queen in French, waving Quebec flags and chanting "We want a country, not a monarchy. " It was the only protest during the Jubilee tour. 
On the last full day of the tour, The Queen attended, as Honorary Commissioner, a performance of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police's Musical Ride. The Musical Ride of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is a Formal event showcasing the equestrian skills performed by thirty-two Cavalry who Her final major event in Canada was a lunch at Rideau Hall for fifty distinguished Canadians – one from each year of Elizabeth's reign. Rideau Hall is since 1867, the Official residence of the Governor General of Canada, and of the monarch of Canada when in Ottawa. The Queen also planted another tree on the grounds of her Canadian residence, and met with members of the Royal Commonwealth Society. Rideau Hall is since 1867, the Official residence of the Governor General of Canada, and of the monarch of Canada when in Ottawa. 
The Queen and Prince Philip departed Canada on October 15. Events 533 - Byzantine General Belisarius makes his formal entry into Carthage, having conquered it from the
As a gift to the Queen in celebration of her Golden Jubilee her Canadian ministers donated $250,000 to the Dominion Institute's Memory Project; a project aimed at educating Canadian youth about the experiences and contributions of the nation's veterans from the First World War through to modern day military and peacekeeping missions. The Dominion Institute is a national charitable organization in Canada dedicated to creating active and informed citizens through greater knowledge The Dominion Institute is a national charitable organization in Canada dedicated to creating active and informed citizens through greater knowledge 
Golden Jubilee celebrations continued outside of London. In the United States, New York City lit the Empire State Building in purple and gold , and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and officials at the British Consulate in New York City said that it was a sign of saying thank you to the Queen for having the American national anthem played at Buckingham Palace during the Changing of the Guard, just 2 days after September 11, 2001, as well as the support the people in Britain gave afterwards. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The City of New York The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco Skyscraper in New York City at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born February 14, 1942) is an American businessman and the Mayor of New York City. The Queen's Guard and Queen's Life Guard are the names given to contingents of Infantry and Cavalry soldiers charged with guarding the official royal It had been more than 10 years since the Empire State Building gave an honour to somebody not from the United States, the previous occasion being Nelson Mandela's visit to New York following his release from prison in 1990. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (xolíɬaɬa mandéːla born 18 July 1918 is a former President of South Africa, the first to be elected in fully representative Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar)