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

soundoff (99 Responses)
  1. Karloff

    What's all this nonsense about getting excited about the British royals? We kicked them out twice before–do we have to kick them out again through the media?

    June 1, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • RB

      Kicked them out twice? Once maybe. I assume the other reference is to the War of 1812. In that one, it was the Americans who were encouraged, shall we say politely, by the Brits, Canadians, and First Nations, to remove themselves from Canada, which in the end they did, not entirely willingly! (While the maritime issues may have been the primary cause of that war, it was Thomas Jefferson who said, shortly after the declaration of War (by the U.S.) "The acquisition of Canada this year, as far as the neighbourhood of Quebec, will be a mere matter of marching". Hmmmm....not so much!)

      June 3, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Theo

      "we" – do you mean you personally? Or maybe the Hispanic or Black population? Or the Jewish or Muslim population? There is no 'we' – you werent there and no one else alive was. You just have an opinion that does nothing, means nothing and achieves nothing. You don't even represent yourself.

      June 4, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mopery

    It's absolutely disgusting the way American media fawns over British "royalty". There is nothing majestic about monarchy, it is nothing more than tyranny in fancy dress.

    June 1, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • martinsix

      God bless the Yanks,,, and as for the Canadians,, you lot should be bloody lucky we share our queen with you.

      June 2, 2012 at 2:32 am | Report abuse |
    • LC B

      Your opinion may be solid truth – but, oh – the reality entertainment factor shall not escape the masses – ever!

      June 2, 2012 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  3. Brad76

    Celebrating British royalty seems very un-American to me, and I'm from Canada. The only people in Canada who still celebrate them are the 50+ year old crowd. I don't see the British royalty having much influence in the future.

    June 1, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ab

      "The only people in Canada who still celebrate them are the 50+ year old crowd" .. who appear run the country and most businesses..

      June 4, 2012 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Prediction

    Once upon a time...forget it this is a fairy tale. This is for children, grow up. This is not a dream, live your life to the fullest.

    June 1, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Gwoman

    just a bunch of well cared for freeloaders

    June 2, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ab

      ..a bit like politicians then..

      June 4, 2012 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Greg

    I couldn't care less about the Queen! I am a Canadian and I, regardless of her being the Queen of Canada do not recognize her as our Queen and hope to live to see the day that we severe all ties with any aristocracy. The aristocracy are nothing more than and organized mob of thieves, history proves this.

    June 2, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. britrodney

    I'm glad to have a extra days holiday to celebrate Her Majesty's Jubilee. Long may she reign.

    June 3, 2012 at 2:36 am | Report abuse |
  8. k

    Over indulge royalties sucking England dry no I won't be celebrating want they represent is keeping people poor and under oppression. Why won't they do charity events instead of celebrating blood diamonds.

    June 3, 2012 at 4:27 am | Report abuse |
  9. odes2

    I am not a royalist but I like the spirit this has created and that is what it's all aboutt. The average Brit knows that royalty has no political influence at all. I am celebrating because I get a 4 day weekend, 2 of them payed. She can have many more as far as I am concerned.

    June 3, 2012 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  10. Carlos

    Oh yes, we are having a big celebration at home, here in Montreal, Canada. We are receiving friends and family and will have a BBQ. And of course a big cake to celebrate our Queen 60 Diamond Jubilee. God save the Queen.

    June 3, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Anon E Moose

    I especially enjoyed the trucking-in of the unemployed to do unpaid labo(u)r in preparation of the Jubilee.

    Rationalized of course by giving these same unemployed valuable work experience for any future possible job prospects. If the UK should ever emerge from it's current recession.

    One of the nicer touches was making them sleep on park grounds w/o any tents or shelter.

    It adds a Royal..., nay Feudal touch to the event.

    June 6, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Enita

    We hope to be on FM in a full time capacity as soon as poslsbie!Sadly we are not in a position to say when this time will be. Maybe if enough people from Stafford send Ofcom a persuasive email to consider a full time station we will have a good chance of being on permanently! Sadly we have no choice over the Frequency allocated to us. We are aware of other stations bleeding into our broadcast as of the previous RSL. We will keep your location in mind, and hope the same issue will not effect you this time around. If it was up to us we would turn the power up on the transmitter!!! . but we are governed to stringent guide lines when broadcasting the RSL Thanks for your message and hope that answers some questions.Regards

    July 11, 2012 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
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