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


The Silver Jubilee pageantry continued during the queen's two-week visit to New Zealand in February 1977, where she met local Maori families who referred to her as "Kotuku," which means "the white heron" – a rare and cherished local bird.