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The Diamond Jubilee Carriage Procession

Senior members of the royal family travel by magnificent carriage procession from the Palace of Westminster to Buckingham Palace to mark 60 years of the Queen's reign.

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A very warm welcome back. It is the final day of the Diamond Jubilee


celebrations. We are covering the day's events live on BBC One. There


is lots to come. The Jubilee lunch Let's give you a sense of what is


to come. There is lots of comings and goings. After that lunch, at


around 2:30pm, we are expecting the Queen and the other royals to be


leaving Westminster Hall, leaving Westminster Hall,


encourages this time, for the procession to Buckingham Palace. By


the time more of that is done, at around 3:25pm, the Queen will lead


the party onto the balcony at Buckingham Palace. There will be a


fly-past by the Royal Air Force, including a grand old Lancaster


bomber, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, together with some


more modern jets. So, plenty to come over the next couple of hours.


And of course, we have our BBC presenters pretty much everywhere.


We can go to Fiona Bruce now, at the Palace of Westminster, where


the lunch is happening. The crowds have been waiting for hours here to


see the Queen and come out. The see the Queen and come out. The


procession will be making its way towards Buckingham Palace. The


people are streaming towards us, to try to get the chance to see the


Queen. The bells are peeling from Westminster Abbey. The bands have


been entertaining the crowds as well. Are you excited? We will be


back with Fiona Bruce in a short while. We mentioned the Jubilee


party not just at the Palace, but also at St James's Park, hosted by


Fearne and Jake. Yes, welcome back. We have got the likes of Suggs and


John Barrowman, and we are hoping a couple of Olympians will also drop


in to have a chat. We are also hoping the sun will put in an


appearance this afternoon. Indeed. We will be back with you in


a short while. The crowds are really building up on the Mall.


They have come across from Westminster. Chris Hollins is there.


Yes, the crowds are swelling, they have been growing for the last four


or five hours. Some people have been here overnight. They are all


waiting for that glimpse of the Queen. We will be catching up with


a few of them later on. We were mentioning that 2012 is a


very big year. Not just because of the Diamond Jubilee, there is some


football going on as well, and of course, the Olympic Games. Who


better to talk about these events them Dame Kelly Holmes? It is great


to have you with us. It is great to be here. Did you watch the concert


last night? I did. How amazing was that? For me, we have just put the


Great back in Britain. The concert, it was just extraordinary. When you


look at Buckingham Palace, the footage. I have to admit to being a


royalist. I was welling up! Did you watch it on the television? I did,


it was amazing. The line-up down the Mall. Just that sense of


celebration, all of us coming together, I absolutely love it. I


love seeing the Union Jacks, the young and the old together. And the


Queen. And I have to pay my respect, I hope the Duke of Edinburgh will


be well. But to see the Queen, I have to say, this last few days,


every time I have seen the Queen, she has had this magnificent smile


on her face. She was a beautiful young woman when she came to the


throne, and you can see that almost showing through as she has gone a


long in her days. You know something about people waving flags,


given what you have achieved. Now that we're counting down, after


this great day today, towards the Olympics in London, what are your


thoughts? I mean, it is seven years since they declared it was coming.


Now, we are right on the verge of having the Games here - what are


you thinking? I really hope the momentum keeps going. We have


really put our mark on the nation's, with the Jubilee as well, this year.


It is just going to get bigger and better as we go along. Firstly, I


think the performances in the stadium, in the swimming pool,


wherever it will be, they are the things which we will remember. But


also I think the celebrations, bringing together the community


from around the country, that's really what will make these Games


stand out. We will have millions of people supporting has come as a


nation. I think what we do best is the celebratory events, the tourist


industry is going to be... For us as a nation, it is really going to


set a level for things to come. are you going to be approaching the


Games? You're a icon, a great symbol of Olympic success, but your


role will be rather different to eight years ago, so, how do you


prepare for it, are you comfortable with that change? Yes, for the past


seven years, it has been a big learning curve, I have learned many


things, but hopefully I have also helped some of the athletes who


will be competing in London 2012 as well. I will take up that mantle of


cheering them on with their family. It is really nice to have you with


us. Now, the party in full swing, pretty much, in St James's Park...


Yes, we have got a lovely crowd here. They have all been enjoying


watching the big screen. Before long, the carriage procession will


be coming down the Mall. Right now, alongside us is John Barrowman.


Thanks for being here. The River Pageant is one of the highlights of


the Jubilee celebrations, and you got the chance to be on a boat, on


the River - what an opportunity. Yes, it was amazing. I have never


felt so proud of being British as on that particular day. Everybody


around the world was watching. The fact that we had an opportunity to


do something which probably in our lifetimes will never ever happen


again. Rain, bring it on, we stood there. I was drenched, I know you


were, Fearne, as well. It was the most amazing day. And I was warm


and dry in front of the television! But we had never seen anything like


it before. Also to be asked to do something like that, to be involved,


I did a little video, and I tweeted it, I just got overwhelmed with


emotion. I started bubbling a little, while I was on the barge. I


don't know if you can express to everybody, even though you were


watching it on television. For those of us who were there, and we


were right at the front, looking back at the royal flotilla and one


of the boats, it was one of the most incredibly amazing things I


have ever done. I was so proud to be part of it. You have spent a lot


of time in the States, where they are very patriotic - it feels like


this weekend, everybody has fallen back in the love with the Union


Flag, the desire to be British. Absolutely, and I think we should


be proud to fly the flag, proud of being British. BBC America are


showing this, as we speak, to the United States. It is going out all


over the world. So, as Kelly Holmes just said, it is time to put the


Great back in Great Britain. It is amazing. I did have an ear plug in


my left ear yesterday. But those bells were so loud. They were loud


when we were in the barge, but also, I was stood up most of the time on


the side, waving to people. I thought, I have got to do this. But


they were very, very loud. I think it was three or four tons of bells.


Thank you very much for joining us. Last night was incredible as well.


I was one of the 70 million people watching at home. There were tens


of thousands more on the Mall. Only one lady got a backstage pass.


There was a few of us! This is her report. Sir Tom Jones, Sir Cliff


Richard, Sir Paul McCartney. Cheryl Cole! JLS... It is going to be


amazing. This is the Queen's 1.3 million people applied for


tickets, but with just 10,000 up for grabs, this lot are the lucky


ones. Do you mind if I come and chat to you? This looks very


civilised indeed. You have got champagne! I know. A chocolate cake


with a little crown on it. Everything about it is just...


Isn't it beautiful? How does it feel to be here today? It is


awesome, we are so excited. Help yourself. No, I can't. Go on, it is


the least I can do. This must be quite overwhelming, you're in the


grounds of the Palace, you have got a wonderful packed lunch.


cannot explain it, the feeling inside, to think that you're


actually here, in the gardens, one of the they're few - it is


absolutely beautiful. -- one of the know? You seem so calm and composed.


What's there to worry about? don't know. A huge concert for the


Queen. It's going to be amazing. I don't know if you have noticed. I


know there is a huge buzz at the front, but back here, everyone's


really excited to get on tonight. Also, you have been hanging around


the palace. You're kind of every day at the moment. This is my


workplace at the moment. It has been an amazing two years because


we started planning this two years ago. The fact we're here is amazing.


Good luck tonight. We're so excited. Brilliant.


# Put some whiskey in your water # Sugar in your tea


# What's all this crazy questions they're asking me?


# This is the craziest party there could ever be


# Don't turn on the lights # Cos I don't want to see


# Mama told me not to come # She said - #


I was here ten years ago for the Golden Jubilee. Now I am leer for


the Diamond Jubilee, which is the - the ten years - I don't know what


happened to that it went so quick. I hope the next ten years - I hope


it doesn't go as quick as the last ten!


# Smoking scares me half to death # When the Queen is there, I twitch,


you know? She has that effect. # Mama told me not to come


# Mama told me # She said "That ain't the way to


have fun, son." # Do you feel the pressure? Do you


feel the nerves? I felt fine about it, until somebody told me there


was an audience of over a billion watching, then it was kind of like,


oh, no pressure, then. # White lips


# Pale face # Breathing in snowflakes


# Burnt lungs # Sour taste #


The stage looks cool. I remember watching the Golden Jubilee ten


years ago. They had it in the other garden.


Yeah. And Brian May was playing. It's a bit different. It's cool.

:14:55.:14:59.! Continue-ton! We just spoke to Cheryl, who said she had


been hanging around you today and that you were very excited about


this huge British celebration today. I was really excited. I am still


excited - a bit emotional, thrilled, blessed, honoured, humbled.


# Here we come # Here we go.


# We got to rock-rock-rock-rock # Easy come, easy go


# Now we're on top-top-top-top # Body shock


# Rocking no stop # I got a feeling


# Ooh - ooh # It's so nice, everyone coming here.


It is so nice. It didn't hit me how big it was until I was on stage.


# Tonight is going to be a good, good night


# And if you love me - # Do you know the Queen is a fan of


the Black Eyed Peas? No, I didn't know. William and Harry definitely.


They get down. I want to hang out with those dudes.


# Say hell yeah! # Have you met the Queen before? I have years ago.


Will you meet her tonight? I hope so. Will you practising your


curtsey? I have been practising all day!


# It's a quarter to 1.00 # And I need you now


# Said I would cope # But I lost all control, and I


need you now # This is fourth person I have spoken


to today. There is a lot of us around, and there is a few Dames as


well! # You'll never know what it is like


# It's like ice # You wind up behind the - #


Great day, huh? The line-up is brilliant. There is some pop music,


a lot of SirS. Richard Gary came over to see me. I said, "Who else


is on the bill?" He started naming quite a diverse group of people. I


thought it was a good idea to get something in for the young kids,


something in for the old kids. Oh, it was such a wonderful evening.


Amazing. It really was. We're now joined by one of last night's


performance, Sgugs from Madness. How are you? I am good, a little


bit rough around the edges, but it was an emotional night. It was


incredible what you guys did. You were at the top of Buckingham


Palace performing to so many people out there with fireworks. How did


it feel? It was amazing. We rehearsed Saturday, and it was


amazing to get to see the panoply of London's skyline. It was empty


when we rehearsed, but then to see the Mall and all the people...


you can see it properly, and I have to say the graphics on top of the


palace just enhanced the performance. That's it. We weren't


just a backing band! Not at all! The guys with the graphics said to


me, "Do you like the idea of me turning Buckingham Palace into a


block of flats?" I said the only time I had a view like that is when


I lived in the flats I lived in as a kid. Did you have slight vertigo


up there? I do suffer from vertigo, actually, but I was so excited, I


was a bit away with the fairies. I kept having to remember I was up


there to do something, not just enjoy myself - sing the song, for


instance. I wasn't too bothered about the vertigo, no. It's 2.00pm.


You still have the sunglasses on. How was the party? Those eyes look


OK. It's not too bad - kind of bright we did stay up for a time


watching the news clips. And how was the party at the palace? It was


extraordinary, and there were so many Princes, Harry and Edward and


Andrew and the other one - William. Funnily enough, our keyboard player


got a bit overwhelmed. Paul Chowdhry came -- Paul McCartney


came over to him and said hello, and he was like, what are we doing


here, Madness?! All of this encouragement we have been


receiving from the public among Queen and the parties, we're doing


a tour in November. We're starting at Butlins and ending up at the O2


in December. It will be novel to be back on stage instead of on top of


a building. Well done. Congratulations.


Yes. Well done. If you have just joined us, welcome to the last day


of the Diamond Jubilee weekend here In 20 minutes, that lunch at the


Palace of Westminster will end, and the Queen will leave in a carriage


procession and come back here - Parliament Square, Whitehall,


Trafalgar Square. This is the route for you. They'll be leaving


Westminster Hall. They'll be travelling up Whitehall past the


Cenotaph and up to Trafalgar Square, and then it's a left-hand turn


through Admiralty Arch and along the Mall and just passing Saint


James' Park there towards the Queen Victoria Memorial where the concert


took place last night towards the central gates and into the palace


before the appearance on the balcony in a short while. Coming up


in the next hour, we'll be joined by more special guests. We'll have


Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Terry Wogan, Andrew Bunton, Ronny Corbett, the


list goes on. We'll also be talking to David Cameron and one of his


predecessors, Sir John Major. Before that, the chance to take


stock a about the day so far with our Royal correspondent Nicholas


Witchell. The morning service, what did you make of it? For the Queen I


am sure it's one of the major features of the weekend. We know


how important her faith is to her. I think she looked very relaxed -


as relaxed as you can be in a service of that kind. The news


about her husband must be reassuring. We haven't been getting


any details by Buckingham Palace, but as we were reporting last night,


there was no concern about his health as there was six months ago.


I think he'll emerge from the hospital and rejoin the Queen for


the rest of the Jubilee programme. The members of the Royal Family


were looking relaxed. I think the Queen, as she always does, was


paying close attention to the sermon by the Archbishop of


Canterbury, a trenchant sermon, looking at it from a theological


perspective, trenchant remarks about financial greed and other


remarks. The Queen listening very, very carefully. They had rearranged


the seating, moved her back so she was sitting with her family instead


of alongside her husband. There was an important component I think will


have mattered for her. Now fingered crossed once again for the weather.


Those carriages could be closed, but I can't imagine it would be


closed unless it was absolutely pouring down, and I think we'll see


the Queen in a carriage with the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of


Cornwall, so a another rearrangement in view of the


absence of the Duke of Edinburgh. You have travelled a lot in the


last few months as part of the celebration. What has been the


impact on the country, do you think? It's interesting. I think


that this Jubilee has a bigger and more spectacular feel than ten


years ago with the Golden Jubilee. Let's face it - many of the


sentiments that are being expressed now were expressed ten years ago.


We were all here seeing the Golden Jubilee. I think there is an


important difference. It is this: the family is more united now.


They're ten years older now. They have had the addition of one new


significant face within the woifl. I think they're more together. I


think they're more at ease amongst themselves and with the country. I


think Prince Charles is far more at ease than he was ten years ago. I


think the Queen is now much more at ease with herself, more relaxed,


and it is showing, so despite the difficulties, despite the downpours


Sunday, despite the absence of the Duke of Edinburgh for half of this


weekend, in a funny way I think it's building up and will be


remembered - and we'll have to wait to see what she says in her


broadcast at 6.00pm this evening in her Jubilee when she thanks people,


that it will have been a success. Thank you. We have been talking to


lots of people giving us their thoughts on what has been going on


around this Jubilee. Here's some more voices.


We are Diversity, and we met the Queen at the 2009 Royal Variety


Performance. The idea is we were soldiers designed to protect the


Queen and our kind of powers - or our dance skills is how we showed


that off. When they sat us down and told us about the etiquette of


"ma'am" and "jam" and all of this... It went in one ear and out and


crumbled. I don't think I said one word when I met her. I think it's


the first time the Queen has ever seen a street dance performance. I


hope it made a good impression. gave us the confidence that if we


can do a show like that we could really go forward in our careers


and make our mark on the world of entertainment. A magnificent scene,


the Household Cavalry waiting. The Sovereign's Escort patiently


waiting for the lunch in Westminster Hall to come to an end,


a lunch involving some 700 people - the City Livery Companies, and the


Blues and Royals and the lifeguards smartly turned out waiting for the


Queen to emerge, and then they'll escort the Royal carriages back to


Whitehall and over to Buckingham Palace. That's coming up in just a


few minutes, and with me to chat about the weekend and - we were all


oohing and awing over the scene there - Ronnie Corbett, Emma Bunton,


thank you for being with us. Last weekend's concert, what did you


make of it? It was incredible. There were some amazing stars. I


was lucky enough to be in the Golden Jubilee. We were in the back


garden, but this of course was taking part in the front. It was


amazing to watch on the telly, but the whole coverage for me has been


so wonderful, and also, London has looked so beautiful even with the


rain, but this whole backdrop - it's been incredible to watch at


home, and I have been to street parties and I have had my own


little party at home, my own barbecue. I just love the fact we


come together at this time. remember ten years ago you were on


one of those big floats. That's right, with the famous champ...


Whatever his name was! Yes, we came down here on the float, that's


right. And I also - because the picnic went on behind Buckingham


Palace... Yes. Remember, with the children? And I played the Queen's


butler, so I was actually on the premises. Amazing And walked on the


stage with her, so I was quite thrilled. What have you made of the


weekend's events? Have you enjoyed it? Unbelievable, really wonderful,


so spectacularly lovely, and she and the Duke - I mean, showing


immense patience and - for their age. Sunday. Yes, hanging on to it.


I loved Sunday. Emma, from your point of view - we were just about


to see what was going on in that lunch, but just your thoughts on


what has been achieved this weekend. How special has it been? It has


been so special! And on Sunday, when you were just talking about


when she was on the bam, it was so lovely when you saw her space like


when you saw the war horse on top of the National Theatre, her face


just lit up. I think it has been absolutely amazing. Let's go back


to Westminster Hall. Your Royal highnesses, my Lords, ladies and


gentlemen, pray silence for the Lord Speaker, the Right honourable


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Your Royal Highnesses, my Lords, The anthem plained by the National


Children's Orchestra of Great Britain.


-- played. The Duke of Cambridge surveying the scene there. The


lunch is just coming to an end. The formal toast has been made, so


within a few minutes I think we can expect to see the royal party


preparing to leave Westminster Hall. There'll be a few minutes' delay


before that happens and then they will emerge from the North Door,


including the Duchess of Cambridge, and they'll take their places in


the carriage procession to return to Buckingham Palace. The Prince of


Wales is enjoying a chat there with the hosts at his table. All of


these hosts are senior members of livery companies in the City, who


do so much work for charities around the year. Lots of the guests


are young people who are people who've either benefited from the


charitable work that goes on or people who are associated with the


work. The Queen now is ready to leave Westminster Hall after lunch.


The wand of the Marquis of Cholmondley, the Lord Great


Chamberlain. He is in charge of the Palace of Westminster, principally


the Robing Room, but Westminster Hall is under the joint


jurisdiction of several officers in Other members too are preparing to


leave. Final arrangements to be made there. Ronnie Corbett and Emma


Bunton are still with me. It's a splendid scene isn't it, and all of


it is taking place within Westminster Hall, a myrrh sent


building. And everybody is doing their job so well, all moving at


the right time. Moving like clockwork. And the catering is by


Heston Blumenthal I think. People leaving the concert last


night were clutching their picnics very tightly. Very delicious.


didn't want to leave any of it behind. They were hanging on to


those baskets for a long time. Just celebrating this weekend is


something that lots of people enjoy doing and lots of people are taking


advantage of the fact that we are on an extended bank holiday, two


bank holidays to add on to the weekend. It is at a time when


Prince Charles said last night the economy is in a tough state. That's


right. Lots of people are suffering, lots of people are out of work and


people think this is a good thing to do to cheer people up, would you


agree with that? I would agree, yes. People cared very deeply this


weekend. Absolutely. More than the last time. One of the great things,


Emma, last night was when we saw the concert, you got a real sense,


not just the fireworks and the great artists that were involved,


and you know all about it from 2002. The amount of work that goes into a


concert like that. Unbelievable. is astonishing. The people work so


hard, and Gary Barlow, who put so much into the show. He e-mailed so


many people to come and join. It was amazing to watch. And I love


the traditions. I loved the lighting of the beacon last night.


That was so important, so special. It's been really magnificent. I


love the traditions. I love the street parties. I love the bunting.


Naturally you love the bunting, you being a Bunton. Seems like a good


moment to say thank you both very much. Thank you. Lovely to see you.


Thank you. Back to the Palace of Westminster to see what's going on


there. We can update... Ah, that's a great sight, the Yeomen of the


Guard, who are one of the oldest royal bodyguards, formed by Henry


VII, after the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. They were put together to


help the King protect himself, because Henry VII was a King who


needed a lot of protection at that time. The yoement of the guard are


in place and we often see them at times like this, as they are there


to form a guard of honour for the Queen. This is the scene outside


Westminster half. The kind of carriage that we've come to expect.


The carriage procession will make its way out of New Palace Yard into


Parliament Square, and then along Whitehall, in a scene that lots of


people who've been queuing all day will be delighted to see. Although


the cars were impressive, the cars and the carriages and horses are


what it is all about. That's at the heart of the tradition of these


great proessential events. -- processional events. The 1902


great State Landau is going to be the one used by the Queen and


probably by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall too. We'll


have to see how they configure these today. The 1902 is a grand


carriage. It was made for Ed ward VII for his Coronation in 1902. But


when that Coronation happened Edward VII had been suffering from


ill health and they scaled down the organisation of that Coronation, so


the carriage wasn't used until later in that year, 1902. The


carriage is still in perfect working order today.


One of the great sights of these days, these traditional ceremonies


that we have, Mounted Bands of the Household Cavalry. They are well on


their way down The Mall, because they are making their way towards


Buckingham Palace right now and entertaining the crowds as they go.


But really fulfilling an important function. The drum horses there,


great favourites among the crowd, the function being to announce that


the sovereign will soon be on her way.


And with me is the esteemed royal commentator and best-selling author,


and a man who writes for the Daily Mail, Robert hardman. Nice to see


you again. Where have you been? Paul's Cathedral. What did you make


of it? Faith is incredibly important to the Queen, but the


human touches, the way they changed things around to accommodate the


fact the Duke wasn't there. And first class music. Music has been


one of the great themes of this Jubilee, fantastic river on the


river and last night, and more of it on The Mall in a few minutes.


you think there's been a sense in which, we talked earlier about a


rebranding or the re-emergence of a new profile of the monarchy over


this weekend. Is it saying too much to say that? I think it's been on


an upward trajectory since the Golden Jubilee. Certainly in the


last year or two it's been marvellous. The wedding last year,


the visit to Ireland, everything has been going in the right


direction. And through it all the Queen herself hasn't changed one


bit. She's stuck, she is very much the same person we saw in 1952, but


she's been open to innovation and the institution she runs has come


along in leaps and bounds under her watch. The Director of Music is


riding Aerial. I must give you the details of the drum horses.


Achilles and Mercury today. Lance Corporal Paul Darcy and Lance


Corporal Paul Kent are riding the drum horses with the enormous


kettle drums and the distinctive sound that they make. They'll be


busy at work in a few weeks' time at the Queen's birthday parade of


course as well, where they are one course as well, where they are one


of the prime features of Trooping the Colour.


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The fanfare signals that the Queen his white wand of office.


He accompanys the Queen to the North Door of Westminster Hall.


This is where the traditional carriage procession will begin.


Black Rod on the left there. He is in charge of security and so much


of the management of the House of Lords and is responsible for many


events in whole ham. He was one of the prime organisers of today's


lunch. He is also a Governor of the National Children's Orchestra, who


are playing today. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess


of Cornwall will accompany the Queen in the 1902 State Landau.


Robert Hardman is still with me. That's what they have done to


rearrange this procession? That's right. We've lost one of the


originally three open carriages, the three landaus. We are now going


to see two. Very neatly done. Obviously it would've been poignant


but rather unkind to expect the Queen to travel on her own. And


here again we see what we've seen lot in the Jubilee, the generations


mixing it up. It is much of a team event. At the Golden Jubilee it was


just the Queen and the Duke coming down The Mall in an open-top Range


Rover, greeting the procession. Here we see all the family together.


Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, she travelled with her daughter and


daughter-in-law law. There are many echoes I think of that moment here


today as we see this. We are still enjoying dry weather


as the trumpeters of the Household Cavalry signal that the Queen is on


her way and that the Sovereign's Escort too is ready.


CHEERING Two horses pulling the Queen's


landau called Storm and Cloud. I theep that isn't an omen! This is -


- I hope that that isn't an omen! This is what the crowd are waiting


for. The river on Sunday was very much a charms II affair, the


concert last night a 21st century affair, but this is timeless, the


pageantry. This is what we saw at the Royal Wedding last year and on


great occasions. We can see rain drops but the Queen is unperturbed.


There was a back-up to put her in the Australian State Coach, the


only one with central heating, but she said no thaw, it -- no thank


you, it may rain a bit but the people need to see me.


There are first and second divisions of the Sovereign's Escort


leading the way. The Queen's carriage passing the Cenotaph,


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and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince The Escort Commander, we caught a


glimpse of him there of the Lifeguards.


And there we can see the Field Officer of the Escort, Lieutenant


Colonel Dan Hughes, we heard from him a while ago of the Blues and


Four divisions of the Household Cavalry, consisting of 116 men,


part of the Sovereign's Escort There we have a real sense of the


procession itself and there we can see the blocks of the Sovereign's


Escort, if you like, the great divisions. The first, second, third


and fourth divisions of the Sovereign's Escort. On Horse Guards


Parade the King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery with their special


The Scarlett main dressings there, which have have made especially for


the Diamond Jubilee. As we come down Whitehall we will


see all the street liners there represent the three services from


the Royal Navy, Army and airforce, it's when we turn to the Mall and


head for home we see the streets there are going to be lined


entirely by Foot Guards from the Household Division. There we see an


Officer of the RAF and the Army. They'll be pleased to see some of


The route is somewhat longer than traditional for these things,


because we are going around Trafalgar Square, a place full of


Commonwealth reasonances with South Africa House and Canada House and


going past the headquarters of the Commonwealth at Malborough House.


This has been a big event, not just in Britain but all the 16 realms


around the world which have the Queen as their head of state, from


Canada and Australia, they've all taken a major role in this. Many


have sent their Prime Ministers and we might all be back to work


tomorrow, so is the Queen, she is having lunch with all 54 nations at


Marlborough House. What a great view, Admiralty Arch. There you can


The crowds around Admiralty Arch. This was the vision really of


Edward VII. He didn't live to see it completed.


It was George V who presided over the opening of this new imperial


avenue. All of it laid out as a memorial to


Queen Victoria. The Queen is about to go past the


memorial statue of her dear late father and the memorial she


recently unveiled to the Queen Mother, coming up on the right.


A poignant moment. This is a very happy day, lots of happy memories


of all these landmarks she's about Down past Clarence House and


The Blues and Royals and their dark navy tunics.


In 1897 there were 50,000 troops on the streets for the Queen


Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, today there is about 160. And just over


1,000 members of the other armed forces but it's still a great


spectacle. It's not all about imperial clout today. It's about


spectacle. But that's one of the John Nelson. The head coachman Mark


Hargreaves today. Both of them very experienced, and they'll be working


again for the Queen's birthday I think the crowds are larger here


than they were for the Royal wedding. 20, 30-deep in places.


Royal Standard, a sense of its size and how impressive that is. They


have standards in different sizes but you can rest assured they


really pulled out the best one in the drawer. And that's the view


from within St James' Park. You are right, that gives a sense of the


depth of the crowd. It's worth remembering it was the


scenes on the last day of the Golden Jubilee which formed the


backbone of the bid video London took when it was bidding for the


Olympics, the scenes of the Golden Jubilee is when Lord Coe and his


team said to the International Olympic Committee look how we put


on a party. That's really what helped win London the Olympics. I


think there will be many reasonances of that. We are going


to see that over again shortly when they open up the roads and crowds


come pouring down. We are in for some of the great sights of 2012 in


It was a very nice speech last night. It hit the right note, I


think. There was due formality, and then mummy. A dig at some of the


comedians who had been having a pop at the Royal Family early on. One


of the most touching moments, it's often the unscripted things we


remember from these great occasions, but as he expressed his good wishes


for the Duke of Edinburgh and suddenly you heard the crowd


chanting "Philip, Philip", I never heard anyone chanting like that


before and this morning as the Queen arrived at St Paul's, you


could hear this chant of "God Save the Queen", you don't get that sort


of chanting at Royal events. But these last few days have definitely


triggered something and it doesn't really matter there is perceived


setbacks, whether it's the weather or illness, they've all in a sense


helped to elevate the affection for the Queen even more. They have a


sense of she will just carry on regardless, whatever adversity


throws at her and here, as she heads for home, look at the smile


Into the arena, where last night's concert took place and the stands


are still here and thousands of people in them. It's tailor-made


for a grand finale. It's a brilliant set. I think it's six


Royal Festival Halls on one one site, it's an enormous logistical


operation and it's great. It does allow lots more people to see it


than normally would. This is where we get a bird's eye view from the


There we are. You get a real sense of the colour,


the sweep, we just saw the Sovereign Standard of the


Lifeguards. A very nice shot of some of the


coachmen, wearing the state livery, some are so precious they have to


actually find a coachman that will fit the uniform, rather than the


There you see the contrast, this is the soft yellow bath stone of the


old Palace, as opposed to the hard white stone of the front. It's a


contrast. It is. There is a contrast on the inside, one half


has just been cleaned and that side This is where the Queen and the


other members of the Royal Family will settle down inside the Palace


for a while, before they then appear on the balcony. That will be


one of the iconic moments of this Jubilee. It absolutely will. Not


only the Battle of Britain Flight and the Irish Guards down below


attempting a great feat of arms, a feu de joie, ripple of gunfire


which is difficult to do. It's a technique which was pinched off


Napoleonic troops and was perfected for the Queen's 80th birth Kay and


-- birthday and she loved it then, I think it's one of the reasons


they've decided to do it again today. There is the Colonel of the


Irish Guards, the Duke of Cambridge who wore their uniform on his


That is a presentation of a posy by tpeup tpeup -- Philipa Jackson who


would have been in a third carriage if there had been one today. A


tradition, and it's left in the carriage for the Queen on certain


events but presented here today There we see the guard of honour, a


large guard of honour today. Robert has told us it's the 1st Battalion


Irish Guards and with the band of the regiment and pipes and drums


and they're ready for the ceremon ceremonial events that are to come.


And Robert is still with me. I am wondering before we have a flavour


of what's going on in the Mall, we will do that in a second, because


as you say the crowds are building, when they appear on the balcony


there behind us, a sense of what that image will mean. I think to


the Queen it will mean, well, apart from the fact it will mean this is


the climax t will mean I really can reflect on these four days. I can


reflect on the fact this has gone probably far better than anyone


expected. With the obvious exception, the Duke missing the


final part of celebrations. Whatever the fate has thrown at


these events, none of it has dampened it and the Queen has


genuinely loved every minute of it. There are experts on Queen smiles


can detect different levels and we have seen some absolutely genuine


smiles today. I think when she looks down the full length of the


Mall and sees those crowds, hundreds of thousands, I don't know


how many are in the streets? Let's get a sense, we will join Chris


Hollins there for us. Thank you very much, Huw. We see


the crowds behind us here. They've been waiting very, very patiently


all morning. They managed to see the Queen. Was it worth the wait to


see the Queen? Yes. Fantastic. You gave her a good wave. At what time


did you get here? 1.00 yesterday. And was it worth it? Absolutely


worth it. Every minute. Seeing you was the best bit. Thank you very


much. Flattery will get you everywhere. You get a real global


feel about the audience today. People have come from everywhere,


United States, people from Columbia, Russia. They all want to be part of


this enormous pageantry. You can see the the fun and excitement on


their faces. Chris, thank you very much.


More to come, of course. That fly- past and the balcony appearance. We


will be back with Chris in a while. We will also be hearing from the


Prime Minister, we saw the Prime Minister and his wife at St Paul's


this morning. We will be talking to the Prime Minister in a few minutes.


We also received a tribute, which is a tribute that's been delivered


for the Queen from the White House. This is what the President had to


Majesty, on the historic occasion of your Diamond Jubilee Michelle


and I send you and all the British people and members of the


Commonwealth the heart-felt congratulations of the American


people War and in peace, in times of plenty and in times of hardship,


the United States and the United Kingdom have shared a special


relationship. We've stood tall and strong and together we faced some


of the greatest challenges this world has known. While many


presidents and Prime Ministers have come and gone, Your Majesty's reign


has endired. As I said last year at Buckingham Palace that makes Your


Majesty a witness to the alliance and a chief source of its


resilience. As a steadfast ally, loyal friend and tireless leader.


Your Majesty has said an example of resolve that will long be


celebrated. As we work together to provide a better future for the


next generation it is gratifying to know that the bonds between our


nations are indispensable, to our two countries and to the world


Honour of your 60 extraordinary years on the throne, communities


across the Commonwealth have lit thousands of Jubilee beacons. And


may the light of ormajesty's crown continue to reign supreme for many


years to come. The Diamond Jubilee tribute paid by President Obama.


That came in from Washington just a short while ago. To recap, we will


be talking to Prime Minister David Cameron in a short while. That's in


Downing Street. Fiona Bruce will be talking to Mr Cameron. Back to St


James's Park, because a real sense of the crowds building there too as


we approach the climax of the day here. Back to our friends in St


James's Park. Thank you Huw. Moments ago the


royal carriage passed us here. Ladies, did you see the Queen go


past? Sort of. We saw the top of the carriage. How long have you


been here in St James's Park today? 7.30. We were the first people. Who


came with you? My mum and her mum. Who did your face painting? My mum.


She's done a lovely job. Would you like a royal biscuit? Sure!


involved. Nice, feel free to share the biscuits here as well. If you


thought Fearne's friends are impress to have have been here so


early, this is Harriet. She splashed urgent on some very


exclusive Jubilee accommodation. Tell us about your night's sleep


last night? My five-star street of London accommodation was fantastic.


12 of us have come down, including my mum, who was 72, and she came


down for the Coronation. Three generations of my family. These are


my nieces. We slept out. We had a brilliant night last night, dancing


with policemen, dancing in the streets. We've had a fantastic


night and we are now ready to go home. But not until you've seen the


Queen and the balcony. You don't want to sleep in a tent on The Mall


all night and miss that moment. Send my lover to your mum. I will.


No royal celebration is complete without the crowds, the bunting,


and, my favourite, royal memorabilia. Look at this.


Souvenirs have been produced to mark royal occasions for over 300


years, and right now shops are full of anything and everything marked


Diamond Jubilee. But there is only one collection of memorabilia which


comes with Her Majesty's approval. This is produced in Stoke-on-Trent.


They have had to create something very special for this Jubilee year.


Hate been through many sets of eyes, many incarnations before we


presented it to the Queen. Fortunately she liked it and signed


it off. Stoke-on-Trent has had an association with the ceramics


industry for many years. These are made by skilled craftsmen and women.


When we started the business never in our wildest dreams would we


think we would be making china for the Queen's Jubilee. The royal


collection makes Apple tiny part of the variety of souvenirs available.


Some of us might buy one or two items but one lady in a London


suburb has managed to top 10,000 over the past 32 years. There is no


limit to what I buy in the shape of royal memorabilia. If I like it, I


buy it. I was always interested in the Royal Family even as a little


girl, because I'm four years older than Prince Charles, so I used to


cut out photographs of him and Princess Anne. It grew from there.


I have to have my house in section, -- sections because I can't stand


my house mixed up. This is an egg cosy from 1887. I think they had


larger eggs then than we do! This is Edward and Alexandra. Here we


have George and Mary. This is where we come to my silver Jubilee room.


There are a lot of mugs and plates brought out. Everybody had street


parties. We dressed our children in red, white and blue crepe paper. It


was a lovely old-fashioned time really when you look back on it now.


This is my Diamond Jubilee collection, which is growing day by


day and which I'm thrilled about. Here we have the Queen. When the


sun shines on her handbag, she waves for us. Shis Solar Queen.


I've met the Queen on four different occasions and it's the


most magical feeling. You feel so uplifted and for days after you are


just wandering around, off with the fairies really. It's the most


wonderful feeling. And now joining news St James's Park is the lovely


Paloma Faith everyone! CHEERING Have you had a lovely Jubilee


weekend? I've had an amazing time. My album went to number two in the


charts, so I've been celebrating that. And I was out in Soho


yesterday looking at all the drag Queens that were dressed as the


Queen. Amazing. Everyone is getting involved and having a lovely time.


I want to talk to you. I love buying anything royal. Any royal


memorabilia. Do you have anything yourself at home? I don't think I


have, but I want to take all of this back. What's your favourite so


far? Jelly and ice Crete. We have the Queen jelly, a wobblely Queen,


with some ice cream from the Queen's scoop. I love that.


face is just ice cream. I love that a lot. Slightly ma cab ra. Thon one


she is just chilling out in a tea cup. This is probably one of the


more unusual ones. If you have eaten too much you can vomit into a


Jubilee sick bag. And the colours, red or blue, it is up to you. I


have one of these at home, a solar- powered Queen that waves, which is


useless but brilliant. She is pro- environment. She is. Top Trump


cards. A fan of these as a kid? These are good. We can ask each


other questions about things like one's favourite yacht. Sure. Or a


corgi et cetera. Or one favourite couple. Why not? One's favourite


time of year. Can I bring in our male model, Jake Humphrey here.


Gorgeous! Hello! High-visibility diamond Liz! Would you wear that?


You know me, I'm up for anything. And I have a royal tattoo as well.


I've got a corgi. Thank you very much Paloma Faith everyone.


I took the initiative when I met the Queen. I said the reason I'm


here today is I wham the Charge for Sport Relief. She asked how much I


raised and I said, "�1 million. I wanted to si, "Make it �2 million"


but I thought she wouldn't appreciate that. She asked if I was


covered in goose fat and I said yes, but it is not as much fun as it


looks. It made her smile a bit. I didn't get to meet her again until


last year. She has the ability to make us feel special. When you've


done something really tough for charity it is the icing on the cake.


David wall yam there is. Some more thoughts on what's going


on today. What's been going on for the past three or four days and the


significance of it. We are going 10 Downing Street to join Fiona. Prime


Minister, we saw you doing your reading at St Paul's this morning.


How has your weekend been for you? It has been a mixture of things in


my constituency, tiny village street parties, where the whole


village turns out, and the huge events for which Thames river


pageants and the service at St Paul's. We've seen the best of


Britain, people coming together to celebrate the Queen's Diamond


Jubilee. But we've also seen a great resilience, people wanting to


celebrate even though the weather's been pretty bad, and an


extraordinary resilience on behalf of Her Majesty, who despite of all


the problems and difficulties have kept going with incredible spirit.


She is a real inspiration. In 1981 you were camped out on The Mall for


Charles and Diana's wedding, is that right? The weather then was


very good but it was fun. I remember spending the night there


and the party atmosphere and watching some of your TV coverage


just now and seeing the people who slept in the park last night and


having a party, it took me back to what it was like then. I know you


were country dancing in your constituency and you had a street


party in Number Ten? That's right. We had a street party half outside,


we had the Scouts outside, and quite a lot of elderly people


coming through a number of different local charities. We


brought them together for a street party, which was agreement it was a


rel opportunities to bring people into this extraordinary building


and use all the rooms that we've got to have our own celebration.


But with my family I've been down in Oxfordshire, very small villages,


very small events, but everyone turns up. There was country dance


but there were no cameras. I'm quite pleased about that. I'm sure


we are all relieved about that, Were at the concert last What did


you make of that? It was magnificent. The combination of


incredible old stars and some new stars, opera, popular music, I


thought the lighting up of Buckingham Palace, I don't know how


they did that but it was absolutely brilliant. It was a great night.


What this weekend shows we've got this incredible institution, the


monarchy, which people revere and love. It brings the country


together. It is above politics. We are also great with our culture and


our music and all the vibrancy of a modern country. I thought last


night really showed that in a sensationally exciting way.


have your own briefings with the Queen every week. How significant,


how important are they to you? are very important, because he she


is a very important part of the institution. This weekly meeting of


trying to set out the problems and challenges the country faces and


some of the global challenges is a very useful exercise in itself, but


also Her Majesty has seen 11 other promise. She knows every member of


state. She's travelled to virtually every country in the world. Her


knowledge, experience and good old- fashioned common sense is very hard


to beat. Prime Minister, thank you very much. Thank you.


A sense here of the crowds building because there is not long to go


before we have that spectacular fly-past by the ra. The crowds are


surging towards Admiraltyry arch and being held back by that line of


police at the moment, but they will gradual I will be allowed to flow


down The Mall towards the Queen Victoria ma moral and Buckingham


Palace itself. You get a real sense of the crowd that is now building


along The Mall and all of them flowing out from St James's park on


the southern side of The Mall on to the great expanse of The Mall


itself. But it does give you a true sense of the size and the strength


of this crowd. It reminds us a little of the crowd here last night


for the concert, which was indeed impressive. Chris Hollins is there


for us and can give us a better sense of what's going on and the


mood there. Thank you Huw. As ever everybody is


really looking forward to that moment they can walk down The Mall


and surround Buckingham Palace. They seem quiet at the moment...


CHEERING Look at these beautiful faces


painted with the Union Flag there. You are looking a bit tired. What


time were you here yesterday? O'clock but prior to that I had


camped out for the river pageant. So you have really gone full out?


Absolutely soaked. I've probably got trench foot by now I would


think. But it is worth it isn't it? It is amazing. It looks as if the


Queen has Lent you one of her Where are you from? You were here


for the 50, 60 and you will be for the 70? Excellent. People from


India in the background. You get a sense of a real global event. You


are all ready to go towards Buckingham Palace. Some of them are


a bit shy. That's the sort of enthusiasm we


have been looking for. How are you feeling? Wonderful, thank you.


Where are you from? Canada. So many people from the Commonwealth here,


all wanting to share in this fantastic moment, the Jubilee.


hours, it was worth the 24-hour wait. That's what makes Great


Britain great. Thank you very much indeed.


There you have it summed up in a few words.


The very orderly flow of people down the Mall.


They're managed by the police and Steadily making their way down, I


think we can guarantee the Mall will be packed by the time this


flow of people has been allowed to make its way all the way down to


the railings in front of Buckingham And still they run along, people


joining from Trafalgar Square and Whitehall itself. A couple of


umbrellas in evidence, but some up for a bit of show, they don't


really need them. Happily, it's That's the crowd making its way


through Admiralty Arch, the three great arches open and two small


pedestrian arches. The steady progress of the front


row. Very similar to the scenes that we


were talking about ten years ago for the Golden Jubilee and it's


quite clear that those scenes are going to be matched again.


What an impressive sight. The Mall, with the enormous Union


flags hanging from the trees either The flags of the different nations


of the UK fluttering there and different nations across the world


and the Commonwealth fluttering in They know what to wait for, because


they know they're going to get that appearance on the balcony in a


while, but they also know there's to be a fly-past. I should explain


that the fly-past will involve 18 aircraft, flying over Buckingham


Palace. There will be 1,000-1,500 feet in terms of their height and


in terms of the range of their flights. They'll be going over


Buckingham Palace at low level and it will be impressive because of


the nature of the aircraft involved, including a Lancaster and, of


course, the red arrows, some spitfires and a Hurricane, too. A


real sense of modern aircraft, allied with some of the the


aircraft that have played an important part in warfare in the


The crowd now gradually filling the Mall.


People joining from all kinds of points of entry, from St James'


Park, and they'll all be ready for the Queen's appearance on the


balcony in a while. And that impressive fly-past. And


that will be the culmination, the highpoint of the events, after the


service, of course, at St Paul's While we look at these images I am


going to introduce my next guest but we are not going to see him but


once he starts speaking you will know who it is.


Why don't I ask you to say a few words for us, first. People will


know exactly who it is. Well, Huw, it's a delight to be here. Sir John


Major, thank you very much. We were hearing from David Cameron a while


ago and good to have you with us. Thank you. First of all, the day,


what did you make of today? quite extraordinary. But then it's


been an extraordinary two or three days. The whole country's been in


the middle of a great party. People have come out in a way that I think


very few people actually imagined. I had been around a long time, I


don't think I have seen anything quite like this before. Why has it


happened? I think it's a culmination of things. We live in a


pretty cynical world, sadly, these days and people have seen someone


who for 60 years has been the best example of selfless service that I


think you can possibly imagine. In some fashion that is now


communicated itself to people and this opportunity has been a great


opportunity to show what people think of the monarchy and this


particular monarch. This is an amazing scene. It certainly is.


I can't imagine hardly anyone else in the world who could draw crowds


like this. Here we are looking at the mall, but I have driven from


south London, it's the same way along much of the route. Huge


numbers of people just crowding in the streets, holding flags from the


very eldery, to Little Children barely able to toddle. It's a


memorable sight. Lots of people today talking about


2002 and indeed thinking back to 1977. What were you doing back in


1977 for the Silver Jubilee, do you remember? I do remember, I was


standing in the streets, like everybody else. I remember it very


well indeed. I remember the Coronation. It was another great


celebration at the time. It lifted the gloom of the post-war years in


a truly remarkable fashion. have a particular interest over and


above the usual interest in today's events because you are chairman of


the Diamond Jubilee Trust. That's correct. What does that involve.


Well, the trust has been set up at the request of all the Commonwealth


Prime Ministers, and heads of Government, all 54 countries,


they've set up the Trust to raise money to set up legacy projects to


honour the Queen's long reign. The Queen has said please don't make


presentations to me. If you wish to make a tribute, then donate your


tribute to the Diamond Jubilee Trust. We are going to raise as


much money as we can in this country and right across every


country of the Commonwealth, from governments, local governments,


individuals, people can donate via our website. When we have raised as


much as we possibly can in one year only we are then going to utilise


it in a relatively small number of big projects to help people in the


- right across the Commonwealth. How will you decide thousand spend


the money? It Will be an objective decision but the sort of thing we


have in mind, not final decisions, but sort of thing, why not


scholarships for the disabled? There are schemes around the world,


I know of no scholarship scheme for the disabled. That would be a


wonderful, permanent tribute. We are looking at how we can restore


sight to to many people who are blind, their sight can be restored.


We are looking at schemes in cities where people are short of nutrition


and good food to set up urban gardens, even in tower blocks and


flats you can set up urban gardens to grow food. That's the sort of


project that we are looking at. We will be working with really great


charities like the Eden Project and Sightsavers. We thought we could


use sport particularly for the young, the concept of teams, rather


than gangs, all across the Commonwealth that's necessary. It's


a huge range of ideas. First, we have to raise the money and once we


have the money, as much as we can get, I set no target, as much as we


can get, then we can disperse it on schemes in honour of the Queen that


will be badged, as it were, to show it's in honour of the Queen and


that it will make a real difference to lives of people who have much


less than most of us. Sir John, as ever, great to talk to you and


thank you for coming in to talk to us. Enjoy the day. Thank you.


John Major there. Chris is on the Mall, let's join him.


The crowd is slowly making its way towards Buckingham Palace and


they've finally arrived. Look at them.


Swarms, wave after wave of happy people.


Scouts, Brownies, we have seen everybody make their way to the


Palace. Finally, they're here to see that all-- what they've wanted


to see the balcony shot. Now they're here and all very excited.


And on it goes. There you can see the great build-up just at the


point where the stands for the concert are in place.


Very soon the order will be given for the ranks of police officers


there to lead on and they will fill the area, that semicircle around


the main carriage gates. That will be an impressive moment. That will


be in a few minutes, because we are about, I reckon maybe 20 minutes


away from the actual appearance. It could be 15 minutes.


Sort of rough timings at the moment. That's the kind of timing we are


talking about. St James' Park will now be seeing


people drifting down towards the Palace. Let's go back there.


What a moving powerful sight there on the Mall. We will be heading


there ourselves in a moment. It's important to focus on the fact that


actually this weekend is also the start of a really important


sporting summer for this small island of ours, the Euro


championships in a few days and the next time the Mall is packed with


people waving flags it will probably be the culmination of the


marathon or road race for the Olympic Games and two people who


know all about the Olympics, Kelly Sotherton and Mark foster. For all


the athletes involved in the Olympics, the next time the country


feels like this they will be the focus of attention. In Olympic


terms, when the torch arrived in the West Country in Cornwall the


buzz sort of started and went around communities and seeing


people coming out and lining the roads with the the torch going


around and what you have seen here with the Jubilee, the country's


getting behind, not only the Olympics, behind the Jubilee,


everything, which is wonderful to see. You have carried the Olympic


Flag in Beijing but you are a torch-bearer as well. On July 6th,


in Southend, this is actually for my mother. I told her not to come


to Beijing and the night before I got told I was going to carry the


flag she rang me and went really, you told me not to come. Now I am


going to carry the torch, she might be the one that runs alongside me


and grabs it. Kelly, I have to say hardlines for you, because you were


looking to compete in 2012 and sadly you have announced your


retire tphplt the last few -- retirement in the last few days.


was trying to qualify for the Olympics and a week prior I hurt my


back, so I rested for a week to try to get to the competition in one


piece. I did, but halfway through the 200 metres my back went. I have


a slipped disc and it hit the nerve. I had to wave my dream goodbye and


I had an operation that week T would have taken too long to come


back and as I had the qualified score from the previous year I


couldn't make the Olympics. It's heart-wrenches because I have had a


terrible couple of years. I was always retiring, retiring. How will


you feel watching, now you are not par taking? I really want to enjoy


it, because it's not every day the Olympics are in Great Britain and


it will probably never be here in my lifetime. I have tickets for


various events and I will enjoy it and support the team. The BBC


coverage is going to be quite good, as well. You can enjoy that. Mark,


you will be working down there. Give us people to look out for,


playerly -- particularly in the pool. You always find the pool is


one of the places everybody loves to go. A lot of athletes in the


past said we have to come to the pool. Phelps will be there.


Franklin, some new names. England's perspective, Becky Adlington. And


Kerry Anne Payne. Thank you very The surge continues, as people have


seen the opportunity to get up close to the Palace, close to the


railing, and to have a great view of the famous balcony when the


Queen and other members of the Royal Family will appear in a short


while. I want to send in everyone for sending messages. We've


received lots. I want to convey a few of them as we keep on with


these images. All kind of people are turning up, people in


pushchairs, slightly stunned but enjoying the day. Chuck in London


doesn't give a surname but we thank you for the message. He sums up the


messages from lots of people, saying these are amazing Jubilee


celebrations. They make everyone fall in love again, he says, with


the Union Jack. It shows how great and united Britain is. Mark the


Leicester says he loves the sight of people piling down The Mall.


This is happening right now Mark, so I hope you are happy with these


images. And Jack Rosser, who doesn't say where he is, he wishes


he was in London. The atmosphere, he says, looks amazing. I can tell


you what, Jack, it peoples amazing as well. Our studio here at


Buckingham Palace is just yards away. Now we can actually see the


great surge of people moving towards the gates. All of them


hoping for the best view, with cameras at the ready for when the


Queen appears on the Palace balcony What does that remind us of? If you


were watching the concert last night, it was only one act - Grace


Jones memorably performing. And yes the skies are grey now. They were


blue this morning, but mercifully we are still in pretty dry weather.


Let's hope it holds for another half-hour or so. Yes the umbrellas


are out. But it doesn't look too heavy at the moment, the rain.


I'm going to introduce my next guest, a distinguished guest, Major


General Sebastian Roberts. Thank you very much for coming in. Great


to see you. Your thoughts on the day? It's been wonderful. I watched


yesterday on television and the feeling there was transmitted


brilliantly. It is tremendous to be here and to see it as it is. Having


usually been the other side of the railings to see the crowd from this


side, it's fantastic. I can think of no better way to watch this from


here. I want you to unlock a secret for us if you will, because we are


going to have what we call a feu de joie, when the Queen appears later


on. You were in charge of a feu de joie which we enjoyed in 2006 after


the birthday parade, but lot of people will be wondering what it is.


What's the expert description? is the historic way, particularly


for infantry men, to to fire a volley of shots in screns. Its


origins go back -- in sequence. Its other begins go back to the 18th


century. This is the only - thsh is only the second way for it to be


done for the Queen. It is a way for infantrymen to fire, in respect of


sovereigns. It is an infantryman's celebration. Is it tricky to


accomplish? It is so rarely done that it has its own trickiness. The


garrison major I suspect has lost a bit of sleep about it, but no,


remember the guys doing this have used the very same weapons in


action in Afghanistan and Iraq. They are in the hands of experts,


although they don't always fire them wearing these uniforms. After


'06 what was the Queen saying to you about the feu de joie and how


it turned out? I think she enjoyed it. There was an almost


irresistible front page at the time, but no, it was very well taken that


this was an opportunity for particularly her household troops


to do something unusual but a personal act of congratulation and


gratitude to her. There is lots written about this relationship and


the closeness of the relationship between the monarch and her troops.


Is that overstated? No. I think it's true that all her troops, that


is to say the whole of her Army and armed forces, feel something very


special for her The Army it is what we swear the oath of allegiance to


her very person. That's what we give our livings for. I think that


the Foot Guards and the Household Cavalry, the Household Division in


a sense are doing this on behalf of the rest of the Army. And indeed


the rest of the armed forces and everybody else. It is a personal


contact which we are honoured to have. We only represent others.


you are making that point we hear the strains of Rule Brit an ia


outside. -- Rule Britannia outside. They are getting ready with some


pretty rousing music. Let's listen and enjoy it for a


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Land of Hope and Glory. They enjoyed that. The Union Jacks are


out in force and the Union Jack is pretty much everywhere, on hats,


items of clothing, on memorabilia and in different shapes and sizes,


with tiny kiddie sizes and much bigger ones. "Thanks for the day


off" indeed. Thanks for the two days off, given that it is an


extended weekend. Not long now before the Queen will appear on the


balcony of Buckingham Palace. Probably I reckon in about ten


minutes or so before we see the curtains twitching and the doors


opening and the Royal Family appearing on the balcony. The great


sound of the pipes and drums. The first Battalion Irish Guards


working very hard to entertain the crowd this afternoon.


As people enjoy the scene outside Buckingham Palace we'll have more


special guests for you in just a few minutes. Let's join Sonali. I'm


with five-year-old Harry from Brighton and his family. Just look


how close we are to bufplt amazing guys. Good efforts. Harry, you want


to sing the national anthem live on BBC One. Go for it. God save our


gracious Queen, long live our noble Queen, God save our Queen. That's


amazing. Brilliant! CHEERING We've also got seven-year-old Ellie


from Grimsby. What's been the best part of your day? Watching all the


horses. They were brilliant. You must have loved seeing the Queen as


well. Yes. Enjoy the rest of your Jubilee weekend, guys.


Such an impressive scene and very soon the entire space around the


Queen Victoria Memorial will be absolutely packed. The stage which


was there last night has been dismantled. The canopy is still in


place, which might be handy given that it is starting to spit with a


little bit of rain. The entire force of people in The


Mall on the move heading towards Buckingham Palace. I did promise


you some special guests. So I'm going to keep my word. We have


Terry Wogan and Andrew Lloyd Webber with us, and Sir Sebastian is still


with us. Temporaryry, some thoughts on this extended weekends. I was


privileged to be able to do the coverage for Radio 2 last night of


that magnificent concert. From the moment that Robbie Williams came on


with Let Me Entertain You, to the pyrotechnics of Paul McCartney at


the end. If there is ever to be a better concert, I want to be here


to see it. Just watching the crowd coming down from Admiralty Arch,


that was the way it was last night. There must be 100,000 people.


20,000 people and all the way back to the arch, as it is now. What a


sight. And the crowd add enormously to it. The colour, the sounds, the


performances, the artists. There'll never be another concert like it.


You do agree, Andrew? I do. course he agrees, he was part of


it! It was an extraordinary moment. Just before we went on air, I went


out with Gareth Malone and we rehearsed the crowd singing the


Jubilee song. Down The Mall it was bright sunshine that. Moment. It


was extraordinary. The sun hit the houses of Parliament. It was really


wonderful. I really enjoyed it. thought it a shame that you didn't


come on with a hula hoop. I didn't want to upstage anybody. Of course!


The music, your involvement in the music last night was particular.


Tell us about it. It it was Jubilee song. Gary Barlow and I had a


specific idea - to celebrate the Queen's involvement with the


Commonwealth. Of all the things she would like to be remembered for, I


think her devotion to the Commonwealth is probably the top


one. I think we can reveal this now that it is all over that in fact we


played her the song privately before the official unveiling of it,


and it was great fun. We had a few of the Military Wives around the


piano and Gary and I played it. She's been very generous about it


and allowed us to say she is delighted with it. Very nice to be


part of that. On the radio coverage we had so many messages and e-mails


from all over the world, from various parts of the Commonwealth,


from the East Coast of the United States, from Canada, the car been.


It is wonderful to have the response from all over the world.


Everybody thinking it was absolutely magnificent. A good


point, Sebastian. When we were talking to members of the Household


Cavalry, that was nice, as it reflected the mix and the richness


and the diversity of the Commonwealth, and members of the


Household Cavalry today. Indeed. 10% of the British Army are from


the Commonwealth or the United Nations. It is important to speak


up for the Irish Army. That diversity is one of the things we


are celebrating today. And plenty of Welsh people Toon old podium


weren't there - Tom, Shirley. did brilliantly. They virtually


took over. Where there any Scots? I'm half Scottish. That box has


been ticked. Thank heavens for that! This is building up now to


what's an important moment in the military preparation for the


ceremonial element. What's going on? Are people hoping for the best?


I'm sure it is beyond hope but I must say, waiting to give the


orders for the feu de joie myself for the Queen's 80th birthday, I


was certainly going over the words of command many my mind. I knew


there would be others there to take my place if I got it wrong The head


of a commander it is a busy time. It is an extraordinary collection


of people. I know we are looking at the backs of their heads, but it is


eclectic wouldn't you say? All ages. It certainly is. A very broad mix.


Half of the people we've been interviewing from been from all


around the world, from Australia, the United States. It is


interesting to see that some of the smaller countries of the


Commonwealth are represented here. Let's see if we can join Chris once


We are down by the Buckingham Palace gates just waiting for the


arrival of the Royal Family. There are a few dads whose shoulders are


aching. Indeed, it's been a wonderful day. It's good to have


the children to see the Queen and celebrate 60 years. What's the view


like up there? It's really good. Not too tiring sitting on dad's


shoulders? No. It's going to be about three, four minutes. A very


smart gentleman here in a red suit looking forward to it. Other dads,


look at that. And a mum! Is this your little one up here? They're


all. Everybody is on the shoulders. I have to find Sonali. We have


about three minutes to wait but we are all getting excited.


I have to say, now we can see an ocean of umbrellas. Maybe the spits


of rain I talked about have rather developed.


Nobody minds that. It's nothing like Sunday, Terry, let's just say


that. If the sun had been shining for that, it would have been a bit


too bling. The whole thing looked like an impressionist painting, the


boats going up the river in the mist. It was romantic. There is a


question from viewers which I must put to you all, you can all answer


this question, which is, I am paraphrasing lots of different


questions, what is the Queen like to meet? What kind of personality


does she have? How does she respond to humour, does she engage readily


in chat? Absolutely, I have been privileged to be in her company on


more than one occasion. About a year ago she was foolish enough to


invite me to dinner at Windsor Castle, fairly convenient from my


house, that's probably why she asked. I had the preuf hrepbl of


sitting -- privilege of sitting beside her. I noticed for the main


course she had a small carrot, a little piece of broccoli, tiny


piece of meat and gravy. I said to her, mam, you are hardly eating


anything. She looked at me and she said, can't say the same for you!


So that epitomises her, a wonderful sense of humour, she's easy to talk


to. An entirely pleasant, I hate. I went to another reception years ago


in the 70s, the first time, up the great staircase with half of


showbiz, joined the reviewing line and she said flab. I thought what,


because I used to do a thing called fat the flab on the radio and I was


astonished by this, I bowed and moved quickly along and a voice


said don't forget about us, I walked straight past Prince Charles


and the Queen Mother. Andrew? A sense of the character of the Queen,


what would you say? When we played the song to her first and at the


end I said thank you very much for coming around, and all of that. I


said, so you are going to have to pretend when Gary and I come around


to Windsor Castle to play you the song for the television that you


haven't heard it. She just said I am very good at pretending.


I thought it was wonderful. Delivered with a broad smile.


a great joy of sitting next to her too at Windsor and I remember her


talking about a speech she was going to make to the United Nations


and the thing that really, really I take from that is that it was


coming from the heart and not the head. No advisor was telling her


about that. It was just what she felt about tolerance and you


thought here is the leader of the Church of England and saying we


have to be multicultural and consider other faiths. We are


minutes away from the balcony appearance.


You were saying there is cover on the balcony. They're not going to


get drenched. No, it's under cover. At this stage there are no wet


weather programmes, they'll stay out whatever the weather does.


at the way they behaved during the river cavalcade.


For a lady of her age to stand for so long.


The doors have opened and Her Majesty, the Queen leads members of


the Royal Family on to that famous balcony at whras and -- at


This vast crowd here to celebrate six decades of the Queen's reign.


She looks into the distance towards Admiralty Arch. The Duke of


Cambridge. The Queen acknowledges the tributes


and cheers of the crowd. They wait and look up to the sky


wondering if the fly-past is on its The Prince of Wales and the Duchess


of Cornwall, the Queen, flanked by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge


and Prince Harry. A much smaller group on the balcony than we have


seen at past events. There we are, the representation of


six decades there and six decades of British history. I know it's


been said before, but Prince Charles speech last night I thought


was first-class. The crowd here is aware that the


planes are on the way and the Queen, who has an expert eye for these


things, can spot them in the distance, even though it's pretty


cloudy and it's not exactly great visibility.


But when it happens it will be a spectacular sight. 18 aircraft, led


Straight down the Mall. Flying low over Buckingham Palace.


In tribute to the Queen's Diamond The Lancaster is on the way. Four


Spitfires, followed by a Hurricane. Flight Lieutenant Roger Nicholls.


The Spitfires, squadron leader Ian Smith, wing commander, and flight


Lieutenant Parkinson. The and the We are now waiting for the climax,


spectacular dynamic, exciting, The Red Arrows.


Led by Jim Turner in Red 1. The Hawk T1 Aircraft, streaming red,


white and blue over Buckingham Palace.


That's the fly-past. They clearly enjoyed it. The Queen


certainly did. Lots of shouts of "God Save the


Queen" and "more" from the crowd outside Buckingham Palace today.


They wait for this special form of rifle salute which was explained to


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us a while ago, called the feu de The feu de joie has been


accomplished. The orders given by Major General George Norton.


He could barely be heard because of the cheers of the crowd. Now three


cheers for the Queen. Big smile from the Queen Elizabeth


II, acknowledging the tributes on Three cheers for Her Majesty the


Queen. Hip, hip hooray. Hip, hip, The broadest of smiles from the


Queen acknowledging the heartfelt cheer there is the Irish Guards,


and still enjoying the scene. Major General Sebastian Roberts looking


on with pride. Your thoughts? sure they did it better than we did


a few years ago. It is a very fine way to end an extraordinary


The Queen leads members of the Royal Family back into Buckingham


Palace. And that was the view they had. It's a remarkable sight. The


Mall absolutely packed with people. Terry Wogan and Andrew Lloyd Webber


are still with me. Terry, that was a fitting climax. It was wonderful


to see how Her Majesty responded. First of all I thought she was


perhaps a little moved. And then as the planes went over and the feu de


joie, she responded to that immediately didn't she. From then


on it was smiles all the way. smile said it all didn't it, she


was genuinely moved by that. Who couldn't be? It is so well done. I


have to say, as a theatreman myself I couldn't get near that. What a


compliment. That is a compliment, but it is theatre but it is theatre


delivered to perfection. theatre for all of us. These guys


are representing all of us in a celebration of the Queen, who is


the Queen of all of us. Probably I thought the only person there who


has never sung those words. Yes, how many times you do reckon she's


heard that, how many Muslims? yet she's never sung it herself,


which puts it into perspective. You've all been wonderful guests


for us and we are really grateful to you for joining us. Terry Wogan,


Major General Sebastian Roberts and Andrew Lloyd Webber. I can't think


of better company. Thank you. We are now going to join Chris in The


Mall. What's going on, Chris? crowds are making their way home.


They've seen the Queen. They have heard the anthems and it's been


brilliant. And great to see so many families and different generations,


parents, grandparents, and children. We saw a couple from Australia who


were at the Coronation in 1953 and they were determined to be back for


the Diamond Jubilee. Celebrations are over. Everyone is going off


home. I think it is time to sign off.


Thank you very much Sonali and Chris.


The balcony is empty once again but we can sense that inside they are


probably having a good time. Maybe a little cup of tea and celebrating


the end of a long and very happy day. A long and happy day hopefully


too for our friends in St James's Park. We join Jake and Fearne once


again. It's been a pleasure to be part of the Thanksgiving for six


wonderful decades of service. I think what stands out for me is a


line from the second verse of the national anthem, "On thee our hopes


we fission" Definitely. People here have been having a wonderful time.


Musically we had so many highlights, and the wonderful concert last


night outside Buckingham Palace, to the choir inside St Paul's this


morning. It's been a wonderful three days of celebration. Thank


you very much from us. And thank you very much indeed and for


keeping news a good mood all day. Thanks to Jake and Fearne. We have


heard from Sir John Major, and David Cameron. We had more tributes


at the end of this day. Your Majesty, congratulations on 60


years of extraordinary service, dedication and commitment to our


country. You can be immensely proud of what you and your family have


achieved for us and we are immensely proud for you.


Majesty the Queen has been such a constant in British life and has


done such an amazing job in representing our country. Thanks


for the great memories I have will, the experiences of the great horses


I have ridden for you. I hope the Diamond Jubilee is the beginning of


many years to come. I loo woo like to say from me, Victoria and our


whole family and the whole country, congratulations Your Majesty.


you for being a very important part of my life over all the years. And


for for keeping a cool head in difficult times. What's going on


Your Majesty? It is Diversity here. We want to say congratulations on


your Diamond Jubilee and thank you so much for giving us the


inspiration and the drive to reach the Royal Variety Show and to


perform in front of you, as that has changed our lives. We've got a


couple of tickets for the tour if you want to come down and watch.


Your Majesty, I want to say thank you for all you've done for us, the


British people, on a personal note I would like to say please invite


me to Buckingham Palace, not just when I've done a really long swim.


Invite me round for a cup of tea or something. Thank you mam for being


you. And looking after us for all these


years. God bless. Some rather special tributes there


to end our coverage of the Diamond Jubilee of 2012.


Sunday seem as very long time ago in all of that rain but it was very


impressive pageants. Yesterday a terrific concert here, which we


will all remember for a long time. Today, a moving service at St


The diamond jubilee celebrations continue with a stunning display of pomp and pageantry. Huw Edwards is joined by celebrities, historians and royal commentators at the majestic setting of Buckingham Palace to present live coverage of the afternoon's events. Senior members of the royal family will travel by magnificent carriage procession from the Palace of Westminster to Buckingham Palace to mark 60 years of the Queen's reign. At the end of the afternoon, all eyes will be turned on Buckingham Palace for the climactic balcony appearance and fly-past.

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