After a busy (and wet) Diamond Jubilee Weekend – we’ve rounded up some of the best JTC entries about the Jubilee!
Offwell Church of England Primary School in East Devon, England kicked off the Jubilee Weekend with a Grand Jubilee Balloon Launch! Each balloon had a special message for HM The Queen attached and copies of the messages were posted to Her Majesty just in case some of the balloons didn’t reach Buckingham Palace.
Schools and communities all over the Commonwealth hosted Big Lunches to bring people together to celebrate the Jubilee. Nigeria hosted a Big Lunch that included a Big Jubilee Lunch Dance! They also had an impressive spread of food and drink to keep up their energy for all the dancing!
The main event Sunday – after lunch – was the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant where, in true British fashion, it rained for the whole day… Jane Cross watched the River Pageant from a room in the Houses of Parliament, where she captured some really great photos, which you can see here.
You didn’t have to be in London to enjoy the River Pageant, however, and Riley Kernaghan watched in the middle of the night from Australia! It appears the importance of bunting to a great celebration is not lost on the Commonwealth…
The weekend wrapped up with a Royal Procession through the streets of London to Buckingham Palace where the Royal Family made a balcony appearance and The Queen was honoured by a flyover by aircraft of the last 60 years. Lousia Cocksedge waited for 4 hours to see the Royal Family in their carriages and was not disappointed! Check out her great photos from the grand finale of the Jubilee Weekend!
If you haven’t uploaded your Jubilee memories yet you can do so here. Due to popular demand – we’ve extended the closing date of the Jubilee Time Capsule to 30 September, 2012 so there is plenty of time left to share your memories!