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. saywhat

    Good for the Britons and good celebrating.
    60 years on the throne, thats a record in today's lingo. A tourist attraction at best British monarchy does some good in pulling people to London.
    We Americans , without proper royalty of our own have always been quite smitten about them, I say.
    Ta ta.

    June 1, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Walker

      Even in typing, I can tell you have the worst British accent ever.

      June 1, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mr.

    ahhhhh... so what!?!

    June 1, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Just saying @ Mr.
    Like the event, nothing to say that would make a change.

    June 1, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mike

    Can you please give the American people some real news and stop trying to dumb us down. America is a country with lots of news that could be reported. Who cares about the "Diamond Jubilee" seriously. I'm a democrat and I'm disappointed with CNN reporting as it's getting really weak with the news stories. Come on guys step it up!

    June 1, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rule!

      Mike. This is major world news. CNN, to its credit, reports world news. You need to listen to your local news station and stay off the web in case you actually learn anything about the world outside. Better still, watch FOX News and you'll be sure to learn nothing.

      June 1, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Welled

    60 years on the throne 60 years of stealing other peoples things. Its wonderful. There must be a reason for calling it a "throne". Wonder what happens on the "throne" after she eats a bucket of chicken with no vegetables . I bet the lackeys she has waving fans next to her after the event don't find this all that funny.

    June 1, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Kurt

    These people are insignificant Who cares??

    June 1, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Welled

    See all of this gives the everyday guy hope. I find her hysterical. Then again I don't owe her anything. Feel free to have laugh and another and another. Like Bob Dylan says you have to serve somebody.

    June 1, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Pppa

    Kicked limey butt 236 years ago so we wouldn't have to care about remote monarchs here in America. Considering all the harm kings and queens have done throughout history CNN should find something better to report, such as regulating gas prices so folks can afford to live. Royals don't care about such (or any) inconveniences, and CNN seems to support that callus position. Go figure...

    June 1, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • johnny

      I'm sorry CNN doesn't report just the news you're interested in. Wouldn't the world be a much better place if it did?

      June 1, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pippa

      @johnny – Nah. All they report is the Justine Bieber BS you like...

      June 1, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rule!

      Ppa: This is major world news. CNN, to its credit, reports world news. You need to stay tuned to your local news station and stay off the web in case you actually learn anything about the world outside. Better still, watch FOX News and you'll be sure to learn nothing.

      June 1, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mickey

      With some help from the French and a few others. Not to mention it was a close call as to who was going win.

      June 1, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  9. mike

    Is inbreeding, being a leech to your own people, and marriage to cousins to be admired?
    No. It should be completely rejected, and those who inbreed, leech from their own people, and marry their own cousins should be reacted to with disgust.

    June 1, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mickey

      Actually you would find until rather recently, marriage to cousins was common no matter what country you were from.

      June 1, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Welled

    Those diamonds are stolen to I bet.

    June 1, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • shipmast

      I wonder where the "Pink Panther" is? Ha!

      June 1, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Eman de Riuqer

    Nothing to celebrate. It makes even less sense to celebrate this in the US. That family is a bunch of parasites, and the celebration of someone ruling a nation by virtue of who her parents were is frankly an embarrassment in this modern world. The idiots celebrating her longevity of "rule" don't realize she looks at them like she owns them, like she's better than they are. That whole family believes that, and by pandering to their royal uselessnesses, people are continuing to facilitate and enable those mistaken beliefs that who you were born matters more than who you ARE.

    Britain should have done what France did, but apparently they're too much of a bunch of suck-ups to consider ruling themselves. Perhaps living on a dinky island just naturally fosters a mass-inferiority complex. Who knows? What I do know is this: I won't celebrate anything to do with the British monarchy, except when it finally ends.

    June 1, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rule!

      you mean like George Bush ruling because of who his parents were, or Mitt Romney getting to where he is because of who his parents were. America has a ruling class of money families the same as any other country.

      June 1, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mickey

      Seriously what is with Americans?? This isn't about you – it is about Britain and the Commonwealth. You find it offensive – fine. She's not your Queen. How the heck do you know how she "looks" at people? Tabloid trash?

      Once again the Ugly American rears his head, and then you wonder why other countries and their people despise you.

      June 1, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marcus Pearl

      Also, the US seceded from Great Britain in the 1700's, we shouldn't be honoring their royalty.

      June 1, 2012 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pppa

      @Rule! Good examples of bad ideas, just like your parents gracing us with your presence.

      June 1, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Welled

    Just park that thing over at Norfolk with that rental flleet you have there.

    June 1, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    The English are nice people. I've been on this planet almost 60 years, and not one day has passed, that I asked myself, what would the Queen do? I think I'm going to host a Miller High Life Jubilee, with BBQ corn, BBQ steaks and ribs, to celebrrate everybodys 15 minutes on the throne every day! 😉

    June 1, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jerry

    How I wish i could partake in the festivities

    June 1, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  15. shipmast

    Never insult Queen Elizabeth. A queen or first ladies are never to be insulted. Bad form.

    June 1, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
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