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This coming weekend, Brits everywhere will celebrate a rare Diamond Jubilee to mark the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s rule. She is only the second British monarch to mark a Diamond Jubilee, the other being Queen Victoria in 1897.

Over a long weekend, the country will host a number of events. Boats will flood the river Thames for the Diamond Jubilee Pageant. Family, friends and neighbors are encouraged to join together in a Big Jubilee Lunch. Queen Elizabeth II will grant city status to competing towns. And, just as on Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897, various fires will be lit to illuminate the entire British Island.