6 hilarious ways the world reacted to Nicki Minaj’s album artwork for her new single Anaconda

Capetonians bring it at the Idols South Africa auditions! Check out the best Cape Town auditions here

Royals unveil world tour for jubilee

2011-12-15 07:21
 

London - Britain's royal family will embark on a global tour next year as part of celebrations to mark Queen Elizabeth's 60th year on the throne, Buckingham Palace announced on Wednesday.

Senior royals will visit every realm where the queen is head of state as well as trips to other major countries in the Commonwealth.

The queen herself will embark on a tour of the United Kingdom, starting in London in March before taking in every region across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland in the next few months.

Heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will visit Australia, Canada, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand, while his son Prince William and his new wife Kate will travel to Malaysia, Singapore, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu.

William's brother Prince Harry will head to Belize, Jamaica, and the Bahamas.

The main festivities to mark the queen's diamond jubilee will take place over four days next June with a flotilla on the River Thames and a concert at Buckingham Palace.

Earlier this year, the 85-year-old, who acceded to the throne on the death of her father George VI in February 1952, became the second-longest reigning monarch in more than 1 000 years of British history.

- Reuters

NEXT ON CHANNEL24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Recent News

An Ohio amusement park ride that swings riders as high as 38m has been closed indefinitely after a cable snapped, injuring two visitors. Read More »

A former British tabloid reporter has been given a 10-month suspended prison sentence for his role in the phone hacking scandal that shook Rupert Murdoch's media empire. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.