The state opening of Parliament attended by The Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall in London. The Queen is escorted by the Household Cavalry on the procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster.
A new train was unveiled at York's National Railway Museum as well as a spitfire flying over York Minster in honour of the Queen's Jubilee. Locals and tourists gathered to celebrate the beginning of the Queen's Jubilee weekend.
The Queen and Prince Philip were in the Midlands as part of the Queens Diamond Jubilee tour of the UK. A Diamond Jubilee is a celebration held to mark a 75th anniversary, but only the 60th anniversary in the case of a monarch.
The Queen has made an appearance at Parliament to make a speech to both Houses in honour of her jubilee year. The Queen, wearing a lemon yellow dress, smiled at crowds as she was driven in to the Palace of Westminster.
Stars from pop, rock and classical music will perform in front of the Royal Family as a part of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee celebration, marking the 60th anniversary of the accession of the queen.
Phagwah or Holi, an Indo-Caribbean festival, saw thousands of participants gather in Smokey Oval Park in Richmond Hill to throw coloured dye (abrac) and powder on each other to celebrate the onset of spring and chase away the winter grey.
Binibining Pilipinas (Miss Philippines) beauty queens took part in the Santacruzan procession held in Quezon City, Philippines on May 18. Santacruzan, held every May, depicts the search for the True Cross by Queen Helena.
Hundreds of East Londoners turned up at Valentines Park in Redbridge to welcome The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh on the Diamond Jubilee tour. The visit launched a four-day London Pride art and design festival at the Park.
The Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Competition encourages the development of cultural awareness, talent and creativity in some of Jamaica’s most beautiful women. The pageant is one of the highlights of the Independence celebrations.
Maya Hansen presented her Autumn-Winter 2011 collection at the El Ego, Cibeles Madrid fashion week taking inspiration from the Spanish Renaissance, XV-XVII centuries. A collection fit for the Queens of Spain. Madrid, Spain. 23/02/2011
A group of 50 Israeli women visited the Golden Temple in Amritsar as a last destination of their tour. The group started their tour on four wheel drives from Shimla and drive from the highly elevated valleys of Himachal Pradesh to Punjab.
Irish Republicans in Belfast protest against the Queen's Jubilee visit to Northern Ireland by erecting a giant Irish tricolour with message "ériu is our queen" on the side of Black Mountain, and also posters and grafitti across West Belfast.
Hurricane Sandy hit the Rockaway extremely hard with severe flooding and left over 100 homes destroyed by fire in Breezy Point. Thousands of people are displaced as a result of the damage caused by the storm.