June 1st, 2012
11:59 AM ET

Celebrating the Diamond Jubilee in the U.S.?

Across the United Kingdom this weekend, revelry will be in full swing for the Diamond Jubilee, celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's 60 years on the throne.

From big events like the Diamond Jubilee Concert, featuring Sir Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Sir Elton John, to communities across the nation sharing lunches or picnics with their neighbors for the Big Jubilee Lunch, festivities will run from Saturday to Tuesday.

CNN's Piers Morgan and Brooke Baldwin and CNN International will have live coverage of the main events.

If you're going, we'd love for you to share your experience with us on iReport! Several folks have already shared their stories and photos with us, from working for Queen Elizabeth to meeting her at age 9.

But if you're not able to attend this most royal shindig because you're an expat, we'd like to know what you're doing for the big weekend. Perhaps you're gathering with fellow expats in your community to watch the festivities or enjoy a taste of home. Maybe a pick-up game of rugby or football is in order.

What makes you think of home, and how are you celebrating the Diamond Jubilee? What are some of the traditions you've brought along with you? And why does the Diamond Jubilee matter to you?

Share with us in the comments below. Cheers!

See all of our coverage of the Diamond Jubilee on CNN.com

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  1. tokencode

    What an absolute waste of resources. People are starving in this world, how pompous and arrogant do you have to be to spend this be kind of money on celebrating yourself? What a joke.

    June 1, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jamie

      So i'd imagine that the money you would typically spend on Birthday's, Anniversaries, etc. goes rather to feeding these starving people?

      June 1, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • ♚Mmmmm♛

      look at the bright side....money to spend is money to be made....

      June 1, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Johnny Orlando

      Its called being ROYAL. Your family doesn't become royalty by giving poor pieces of trash your money. Also, Im sure the queen gives more to charity than you make in a year.

      June 1, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lisa

      The royal family and associated tourism/goods is a huge part of the English economy.

      June 1, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • BAL

      How boring !!....enjoy life & celebrate

      June 1, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Proud Brit

      Americans have nothing to celebrate in Obama.

      You are all just soooooooo jealous.

      June 1, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • J

      You're a moron.

      June 1, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mickey

      I'm sure that Token has no disposable income at all. Every extra penny goes to charity.

      June 1, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jamie

    How can people say this isnt news? QE2 is one of the most well known people to have ever walked this planet. Her image is one of the most produced, if not the most produced, in all of history. In a thousand years, potraits of this great lady will still hang in great halls and we will all be a forgotten speck in the distant memory of mankind.

    June 1, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Patrick

      Really? She's great because her picture has been reproduced many times? Doesn't that make Little Debbie great? Or the Morton Salt girl? Or, heaven help us, Snooki? Or was there something else, you know, an actual achievement that makes her great? Be careful with that accolade; it should still mean something.

      June 1, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jamie

      What I meant by that is how immense world interest has been and continues to be for her. The fact that her image is one of the most produced in human history doesnt exactly point to a lack of interest or intrigue. To say a milestone in her life is not newsworthy when nearly everyone in the developed world knows and recognizes who she is doesnt make sense to me.

      June 1, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. shipmast

    I think she is the most elegant woman in the world!

    June 1, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Bryan

    Cheers to the Queen...Rule Britannia!

    June 1, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. darkhorse84

    Why WOULD we? Do they celebrate Independence Day?

    June 1, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • darkerhorse85

      Why WOULD they? Who cares about Americans?

      June 1, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mandy

      As a Brit I may not celebrate Independence Day but I do celebrate Grand Losers Day

      June 1, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ordinary Average American

      My sentiments exactly!

      June 1, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Scottish Mama

    Just wondering who paid for the boat to ship the QueenE2 down the Thames?

    June 1, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. ♚Mmmmm♛

    ...time to far go the politics and party...someone need to send the ole gal a keg of beer and some pizzas...!

    June 1, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Johnny Orlando

    Diamond jubilees are rare. As a historian, it will be awesome to watch.

    June 1, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Scottish Mama

    I would not bow to her, I would slap her on the back and offer her a lemon drop. Shes not me mum.

    June 1, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. MPM

    60 years... typo

    June 1, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Mosin Nagant

    They say that life's a carousel
    Spinning fast, you've got to ride it well
    The world is full of kings and queens
    Who blind your eyes and steal your dreams
    It's heaven and hell, oh well

    And they'll tell you black is really white
    The moon is just the sun at night
    And when you walk in golden halls
    You get to keep the gold that falls
    It's heaven and hell, oh no

    Fool, fool
    You've got to bleed for the dancer
    Fool, fool
    Look for the answer

    June 1, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Ordinary Average American

    "What makes you think of home, and how are you celebrating the Diamond Jubilee? What are some of the traditions you've brought along with you? And why does the Diamond Jubilee matter to you?"

    What makes me think of home? Not the Queen of England's "Diamond Jubilee," that's for sure! Me and millions of other Americans will NOT be celebrating and have no "traditions" associated with British celebrations!

    This "Diamond Jubilee" means nothing to this American, other than to make me wonder why Brits are still coddling this "royal family!"

    June 1, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mickey

      Are you really that big a dolt? Those questions were directed at expats!!! You know – people who used to live in Britain. EXPATRIOTS.

      June 1, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Ordinary Average American

    tokencode, I agree wholeheartedly!

    June 1, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. commonwealt member

    im watching ...i think it cool , she has been the queen all my life and she cant help who she was born or what she was born into...she was raised as royalty. I can't immagine how it was growing up like that. living by such stiff rules, araged marriges, no real freedom, having to keep a stiff uper lip all the time, have bodyguards around you your whole life. Not even the american president has to put up with all that his whole life. I like the royle family

    June 1, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mickey

      Well her wedding wasn't arranged and neither was her parents....but nice try at sympathy.

      June 1, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    @tokencode
    Pompous and arrogant? Such a command of english language. And you know? That's suprising considering you can't read.

    June 1, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Pippa

      Almost as surprising as your punctuation...

      June 1, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
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