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Friday, 24 May, 2002, 16:33 GMT 17:33 UK
Jubilee: TV and radio coverage
The Queen

As the Queen celebrates her 50 year reign, BBC News Online presents all the best moment from the Golden Jubilee festivities throughout the UK and Commonwealth.

Jubilee celebrations finish

Queen Elizabeth on the lawn at Balmoral castle
The royal tour and other celebrations to mark the Queen's 50 years on the throne come to an end. After travelling to every corner of the UK, the Queen and Prince Philip begin their summer holiday at Balmoral.



One million party in Mall carnival

The Queen and Prince Philip wave to crowds from the balcony of Buckingham Palace
The Queen watched from a Buckingham Palace balcony as one million people joined a spectacular climax to the Jubilee weekend. Parades, pageantry, and a service of thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral brought well-wishers together for the celebrations.





Pop concert thrills palace crowd

Brian May of Queen plays God Save the Queen on the roof of Buckingham Palace
A host of pop stars played before a thrilled crowd in the grounds of Buckingham Palace. Thousands more gathered outside the palace to watch stars including Tom Jones, Eric Clapton and Brian May of Queen on giant screens.



Jubilee celebrations begin

Edward Heath, The Queen, Jim Callaghan
The Queen dined in Downing Street as Tony Blair brought together her previous prime ministers to celebrate her 50th anniversary on the throne. The event marked the start of the official Golden Jubilee celebrations.


Queen's Westminster address

The Queen gives her Jubilee speech to MPs
The Queen used her Golden Jubilee address to both Houses of Parliament to dismiss any suggestion she might abdicate. She also made a point of stressing Britain's "remarkably" peaceful transition to a "multicultural and multi-faith society".




Jubilee tour begins

The Duke (left) and Queen tour Falmouth harbour
Thousands turned out in Devon and Cornwall to see the Queen as she began her Jubilee tour of the country. She visited the new National Maritime Museum in Falmouth and spent the evening in Exeter watching a musical performance by school children.


Royal visit to Omagh

Secretary of state Dr John Reid shows the Queen the bomb site in Omagh
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh paid an unscheduled visit to the Northern Ireland town hit by a terrorist bomb which killed 29 people. The bombing carried out by the Real IRA in August 1998 resulted in the largest single loss of life during the Troubles.


Queen meets Sven

The Queen meets England coach Sven Goran Eriksson
The Queen wished the England team good luck in the World Cup when she met coach Sven Goran Eriksson while in Berkshire as part of her Golden Jubilee tour. She also met players Owen Hargreaves and Sol Campbell.


Jubilee tour arrives in Scotland

The Queen's carriage is escorted by the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment down the Royal Mile in Edinburgh
The Queen thanks the Scottish people for their support in her family's recent bereavements at a special church service in Edinburgh. The Queen's Golden Jubilee tour also takes her to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.



By train to Wales

The Queen and Prince Philip wave as their carriage is driven through the crowds

The Queen chose to begin her tour of Wales by train. A steam engine taking the royal train to Anglessey for official engagements before she travelled to Cardiff to make her first ever address to the Welsh assembly.



Queen leads Jubilee arts party

Lucian Freud's controversial portrait of the Queen
The Queen mixed with stars at London's Royal Academy of Arts as she opened the new Annenberg Courtyard, as part of her Jubilee celebrations. She has been the subject of dozens of portraits during her reign, despite not being a big fan of the arts.




The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 1953
The coronation in 1953 was more than just a historic royal event; it marked the first ever major televised live outside broadcast by the BBC. Thousands of people shared in the ceremony by watching on TV. Click here to see selected highlights.




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