The Royals

Celebrating 60 Years: The Queen's Milestone Moments

As Britain's monarch celebrates her Diamond Jubilee this year, we take a look back at the highlights of her reign

PARTY ON

The queen's 80th birthday celebrations lasted for three months, kicking off on April 19, 2006, with a lunch for a number of British citizens who also turned 80 on the queen's April 21 birthday. Other highlights included a birthday walkabout in Windsor, fireworks at Kew Palace, and a lavish party at Buckingham Palace for 2,000 lucky kids!