The Thames Diamond Jubilee River Pageant – The new royal barge "The Gloriana" preparing for launch on the River Thames, London, England. "The Gloriana," which will be crewed by 18 oarsmen, will lead the flotilla of over 1000 river craft carrying Queen Elizabeth II on June 3, 2012.
Building the Royal Barge – Head of Historic Carving Alan Lamb, poses next to the royal cypher that will decorate the Royal Barge in which the queen will travel along the Thames during the river pageant on June 3.
Concert picnic – The contents of the Diamond Jubilee concert picnic. British celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal and Royal Chef Mark Flanagan collaborated on the contents of the picnic hamper that invited guests will be treated to during the Buckingham Palace garden party on June 4 event.
St Paul's Cathedral – Tourists admire the view of Saint Paul's Cathedral from an open-top bus. The queen will visit the church on the morning of June 5 for the national Service of Thanksgiving before the procession and flypast at Buckingham Palace.
The procession – Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip ride in the Golden State Carriage during a parade to celebrate the queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002. They are expected to ride in a similar carriage for the Diamond Jubilee procession on Tuesday 5 June.
Crowds gather for flypast – Crowds fill The Mall in central London to watch a flypast after a parade as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations for Elizabeth II.
Beacon lighting – Fireworks burst over Buckingham Palace in 2002 after the queen lit a beacon to commemorate her Golden Jubilee.
Diamond Jubilee service medal – A British soldier holds a medal specially created for the diamond jubilee celebrations. Soldiers from the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment will escort the queen during her procession on June 5.
Street parties across the country – Neighbors mark the Golden Jubilee during one of the numerous street parties held across the United Kingdom in June 2002. More of the same are expected during the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
The Household Cavalry – Members of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment parade on their horses during the Major General's inspection at Hyde Park in central London, on March 28, 2012 which they must pass to take part in state ceremonial activities.