The Royals

Royal Jubilees: Parties Fit for a Queen!

As Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 60-year Diamond Jubilee, look back at the epic parties and pageants that marked her Silver and Golden Jubilees

ON THE WATERFRONT

The queen paid homage Queen Elizabeth I on June 9, 1977, when she re-enacted her namesake's historic Royal Progress trip, a six-mile boat ride down the River Thames, before enjoying lunch on the Royal Yacht Britannia and an elaborate evening fireworks display.