Diamond Jubilee - what's Australia doing?

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The UK Government has just announced plans for The Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012, including an official Jubilee Weekend on 2nd-5th June. The plans for a special four-day Jubilee weekend will allow communities time to come together to celebrate and commemorate the events of the last 60 years.

The Diamond Jubilee marks 60 years of The Queen's reign, accenting to the throne on 6 February 1952 (her Coronation took place on 2 June 1953).

The programme of events, centered around the Jubilee Weekend in June, will be organised by Buckingham Palace. The Government, as for the Golden Jubilee in 2002, will be responsible for co-ordinating certain aspects of the celebrations.

There will be a medal issued to mark the Diamond Jubilee, although who will receive the honour is still under consideration.

"One of the most attractive aspects of Constitutional Monarchy is that it sits above politics. No matter who our current State and Federal leaders, it is important that this significant milestone also be recognised and celebrated in the Realm of Australia" said Young ACM Spokesman Jai Martinkovits.

"ACM would like to see a suite of events commemorating this proud moment in Australian history" he added.

Jai Martinkovits