The Diamond Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving

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Duration: 3 hours, 45 minutes

Huw Edwards introduces full, uninterrupted live coverage of the final day of Her Majesty the Queen's diamond jubilee celebrations. To mark this special occasion, the Queen together with other members of the royal family, attend a national service of thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral.

Throughout the morning a team of BBC reporters consisting of Fiona Bruce, Sophie Raworth, Jake Humphrey, Fearne Cotton, Chris Hollins, Sonali Shah and Clare Balding, will be capturing all the stories, reactions and celebrations on a day of unadulterated national celebration.

As the members of the congregation take their seats in St Paul's Cathedral, Sophie Raworth will be inviting some of the people involved in the service to share their thoughts and feelings about the day. At the Palace of Westminster, Fiona Bruce mingles with the people who've travelled from all over the country to share lunch with the Queen.

All eyes will be on the cathedral for the arrivals of the royal family, the prime minister and other leading dignitaries, whilst at Buckingham Palace Huw Edwards will be joined by expert guests to give their perspective on this momentous day.

The national service of thanksgiving begins, and James Naughtie provides commentary on the service presided over by the dean of St Paul's Cathedral.

The streets of London will be lined with jubilant spectators as the Queen travels to Mansion House to begin the next stage of the day's celebrations. Chris Hollins and Sonali Shah will be on the route to meet the royal fans who have the prized front row seats.

Join Fearne Cotton and Jake Humphrey as they host their own exclusive jubilee party with some special guests. Meanwhile, at Knightsbridge Barracks, Clare Balding gets a first-hand glimpse of the household cavalry preparations for the big afternoon ahead.

The Queen travels to the Palace of Westminster to have lunch with over 700 people in the stunning setting of Westminster Hall.


Huw Edwards
Catherine Stirk
Executive Producer
Claire Popplewell
Fiona Bruce
Sophie Raworth
Jake Humphrey
Chris Hollins
Sonali Shah
Clare Balding


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