London, June 2: Buckingham Palace says a concert, a church service and a nationwide Sunday lunch will help mark Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee next year.
The celebration of the queen's 60 years on the throne will include grand spectacle and community events over a long weekend on June 2-5, 2012.
Details announced Thursday include a service of thanksgiving at St. Paul's Cathedral, a carriage procession, a 1,000-boat flotilla on the River Thames, a televised concert at the palace and a "Big Jubilee Sunday Lunch" -- a variation on the local street parties that marked the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton in April.
The monarch, a keen horse racing fan, also will attend the Epsom Derby.
The queen took the throne in 1952 on the death of her father, King George VI. AP