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The V&A Waterfront marks Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 60th Diamond Jubilee this year, becoming England’s second-longest serving monarch and the V&A Waterfront is celebrating with a bang.
The V&A Waterfront, home to its own 22 historic sites and with its own stories from days gone by, will join countries around the world in marking Her Majesty’s 60 years on the throne.
A number of free public events will be held on Monday, June 4 from 7pm in the evening, with a flotilla of Royal Cape Yacht Club boats sailing thru the Swingbridge and into the Alfred Basin while the Cape Town Highlanders march from Ferryman’s Pub past Quay 4 to Nobel Square.
Visitors to the V&A Waterfront should position themselves on Nobel Square and North Quay for the best views. British Consul General, Chris Trott, will light a beacon at 7.20pm, followed by a six-gun night salute from the Chavonnes Gun Battery, where the Cannon Association of South Africa Gunners will do the honours resplendent in period clothing, all to mark the 60 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s service to her people and the people of the world. Both the British and South African national anthems will also be played.
“The V&A Waterfront has a long-standing relationship with the British monarchy, dating back to 1870 when Prince Alfred tipped the stone for the construction of the Breakwater for the Victoria Basin, which today forms part of this world-class waterfront property.”
“Without doubt, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will be preserved in the British history books as one of this century’s most momentous occasions.”In summary:
When: Monday evening 4th June 2012
Time: From 7pm until 8.30pm
Where: V&A Waterfront, Alfred Basin, North Quay, Clocktower Square
Who: All welcome, come celebrate together
Parking: Any Parking Garage, offering the discounted entry price.