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Mind The Gap
Cheers to all who joined us in watching the BBC’s live coverage of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, along with our friends and family in the UK.
If you missed any of BBC AMERICA’s coverage, BBC.com has features, galleries and video highlights.
An incredible view of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant from the London Eye. (via The Official Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant)
Isn’t this beautiful!?
For those of us who live and breathe British pop culture, London is already the center of the universe. But this summer, the city will dominate our attentions like never before. The Queen‘s Jubilee will kick off two months of unrelenting focus on Britain’s capital, leading up to the globe’s biggest sporting event, the Olympics. From the music to the movies, the fashions to the arts, each week we’ll be highlighting the best that London has on offer this summer. The Brit List‘s Asha Leo (@AshaLeo) will be the on-air host of 60-second roundups on BBC America, with BBC America talent including Idris Elba chiming in with their London picks of the summer.
A perfect flat for hosting a Diamond Jubilee watch party.
On Sunday, June 3, in recognition of the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign on the throne, BBC AMERICA will present an entire day of specials and documentaries including the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant airing live at 9:00am ET. Over one thousand boats of all shapes and sizes will assemble, beautifully dressed with streamers and Union Jacks, for a formal procession down the River Thames in preparation for Her Majesty The Queen.
The commemorative marathon leads up to the US premiere at 8:00pm ET/PT of The Diamond Queen. Andrew Marr presents a definitive analysis of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign with exclusive interviews with members of the Royal family including Princes William and Harry, The Duke of York and the Princess Royal.
On Tuesday, June 5, the celebration carries on with live Jubilee Day coverage including Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, together with other members of the Royal family, will attend a service of thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral, which will be followed by a formal carriage procession.
Boat Race 2012 airs LIVE on Saturday at 8:45am ET on BBC AMERICA
Live coverage of the annual rowing battle along London’s River Thames between the competing eights of Oxford and Cambridge universities. The first race took place in 1829, and has been held every year since 1856.