DIAMOND JUBILEE

  • Queen Elizabeth II marks 60 years since coronation June 3, 2013

    London: Queen Elizabeth II kicked off the fourday Diamond Jubilee celebrations this weekend to mark 60 years since being officially crowned Queen of England. The 87yearold monarch was joined by husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, at the Epsom Derby on Saturday, one of the key events in Britain's...
  • Prince Charles bans NRI sex offender from invites June 8, 2012

    London: Prince Charles is "extremely angry" after his security staff failed to alert him about an Indianorigin man whose presence on the royal barge with Queen Elizabeth on Sunday's river pageant sparked a controversy as it was revealed that he had been previously jailed for sex offences. Harbinder Singh Rana, who...
  • The Last Word: Why does royalty have such strong appeal? June 5, 2012

    For four days, Britain and much of the world has been mesmerized by Queen Elizabeth's diamond jubilee celebrations. ...
  • UK Queen's jubilee concert draws huge crowds June 5, 2012

    London: Four days of nationwide celebrations during which millions of people have turned out to mark Queen Elizabeth's 60 years on the throne conclude on Tuesday with a church service and carriage procession through central London. The 86yearold British monarch will cut a lonely figure as the Diamond Jubilee draws to...
  • UK: Queen's husband in hospital with bladder infection June 4, 2012

    London: Buckingham Palace says Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has been hospitalised with a bladder infection. Monday's announcement comes as the UK is celebrating the queen's Diamond Jubilee. On Sunday, Prince Philip joined the queen and senior royals on the River Thames in cold and blustery weather for a pageant...
  • UK queen leads 1,000strong jubilee flotilla June 3, 2012

    London: The River Thames became a royal highway on Sunday, as Queen Elizabeth II led a motley but majestic flotilla of more than 1,000 vessels in a waterborne pageant to mark her Diamond Jubilee. In a colorful salute to the island nation's maritime past, an armada of skiffs and sailboats, rowboats...
  • Google doodles the Queen's Diamond Jubilee June 1, 2012

    New Delhi: It is the 60th anniversary of the coronation of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Google is commemorating the event with a special doodle on its homepages in the countries of the Commonwealth realm. The doodle features a blue silhouette of Queen Elizabeth II (looking to the right), dressed in...
  • Queen's Diamond Jubilee: Royal diamond display planned January 3, 2012

    London: Come August, and the British Queen is to display royal diamonds at an exhibition in Buckingham Palace, to mark her 60 years on the throne, a report said. The exhibition, which will take place in August and September, will feature an unprecedented display of some of the Queen's personal gems,...