› LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
› SEVERAL ACTIVITIES ARE BEING PREPARED FOR THIS 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF HER ACCESSION TO THE THRONE
During this year 2012 it is celebrated the 60th anniversary of the accession to Queen Elizabeth to the throne, which took place on February the 6th, 1952, when her father, King George VI, died. The queen was at that time in Kenya, on an official visit after which her life would completely change. However, the queen was just 25 years old so that she inherited a great responsibility, comparable only with which was obtained by Queen Victoria, who assumed at 18 years old. This is why their reigns are the longest throughout England’s vast history, and, besides, the most popular.
On February the 6th, the celebrations of the Queen’s anniversary started with her visit to Norfolk which was one of the first places she attended as she accessed to the throne. Besides, a gun-salute was carried out on River Thames’ banks, similar to the one in which one thousand boats will take part on June the 3rd. On Tuesday, June the 5th, an extra-holiday, which would finally end her anniversary, will take place.
At Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s diamonds will be displayed to the public by its first time, until September’s end. Also, it will be released a television documentary created by The British Broadcasting Corporation and Andrew Marr about the Queen’s life. Finally, she is scheduled to open the 2012 Summer Olympics, on June the 27th, so that the Olympic park in East London will be named at her name.