Queen Elizabeth II: diamond jubilee

2012-06-06 Vatican Radio

Queen Elizabeth II's appearance at Buckingham Palace with her family on Tuesday capped a triumphant Diamond Jubilee weekend for the British monarchy. More than 1 million people lined the Thames on Sunday for a river pageant, despite dismal weather, and hundreds of thousands packed the Mall outside Buckingham Palace on Tuesday for a glimpse of the royal family. Earlier yesterday, in a Thanksgiving ceremony at St. Paul's, the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams spoke about the queen's “60 years of utterly demanding yet deeply joyful service”. The jubilee events concluded Tuesday evening with a message of gratitude from Queen Elizabeth. Listen: