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


Just nine days after the Feb. 9, 2002 death of her only sibling, Princess Margaret, the queen put on a brave face to kick off her Golden Jubilee celebrations. She marked her 50th year on the British throne with a nine-day official visit to Jamaica, which was followed by trips to other British Commonwealth countries, including Australia, New Zealand and Canada.