Diamond Jubilee kickoff weekend
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Friday starts Diamond Jubilee weekend
June 1, 2012
The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, HCMR, form up early Friday morning, at the Palace of Westminster, London during the rehearsal for the queen's celebrations. The normal flow of British life gives way in the next four days to a series of street parties, flotillas, outdoor concerts and finally the appearance of an elderly great-grandmother on her balcony to wave to her subjects. The pageantry is very grand and very British.