Elizabeth II speaking to disabled women during her visit to Grimsby in July 1977. The Queen is pictured here with the town's mayor.[1]

The Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II marked the 25th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the thrones of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms.[a] It was celebrated with large-scale parties and parades throughout the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth throughout 1977, culminating in June with the official "Jubilee Days", held to coincide with the Queen's Official Birthday. The anniversary date itself was commemorated in church services across the land on 6 February 1977, and continued throughout the month. In March, preparations started for large parties in every major city of the United Kingdom, as well as for smaller ones for countless individual streets throughout the country.

The Queen had the following engagements during her Silver Jubilee:













  1. ^ At the time, the realms were Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, Fiji, Grenada, Jamaica, Mauritius, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and the United Kingdom. Three of these countries - Barbados, Fiji and Mauritius - have since become republics, but a further seven countries have become Commonwealth realms since 1977.


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  2. ^ The day Queen Elizabeth united Celtic and Rangers, BBC News, 14 September 2022
  3. ^ "Queen Picks Lundy for a Few Hours Off Duty". 12 August 1977. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Christmas Broadcast 1977". The Official Website of the British Monarchy. The Royal Household. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  5. ^ R., Elizabeth (11 November 2015). "Christmas Broadcast 1977". royal.uk. London: The Royal Household. Archived from the original on 14 November 2018. Retrieved 14 November 2018.