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 queen's Golden Jubilee was even celebrated Stateside, in New York City! On June 4, 2002, the Empire State Building was illuminated in purple and gold in honor of the British monarch – and as a message of thanks from Mayor Michael Bloomberg for the U.K.'s help months earlier in wake of 9/11.