1977 - Elizabeth II, Silver

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1977 - Elizabeth II, Silver

Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her first Jubilee and 25 years on the throne on the first weekend of June 1977. 

1. Jubilee Home
2. 1897 - Victoria, Diamond
3. 1935 - George V, Silver
4. 1977 - Elizabeth II, Silver
5. 2002 - Elizabeth II, Golden
6. 2012 - Elizabeth II, Diamond

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


It was on 7 June that the Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s took place, as well as the Jubilee procession in front of almost a million spectators and five million television viewers After the service the Queen broke with usual custom and took a walk through London to see the people that had turned out to see her. The day was made a bank holiday and across the country communities joined together for street parties, processions and fêtes. Following tradition, the Queen also lit a bonfire that would light a chain of beacons across Britain.

On 9 June the Queen journeyed up the Thames aboard the Royal Yacht Brittania on a river progress, and later, opened the Silver Jubilee walkway which connects many of London’s landmarks. 

In this Jubilee year the Queen toured much of Britain, and crucially, for the first time ventured abroad with the Duke of Edinburgh to visit every country in the Commonwealth, which took the form of two separate tours. For the first leg in February, the Queen visited New Zealand, Australia, Tonga, Western Samoa, Fiji and Papua New Guinea, then in October it was on to Canada and the Caribbean. The Queens Silver Jubilee was considered a success with much of the country reveling in the celebrations, and the Queen herself surprised by the warm reception she received.