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If you fancy having a chat with Queen Liz II at your street party next year, you need to get to GoldenJubilee.gov.uk as soon as possible.

If you didn't know, it's the Queen's Golden Jubilee next year and so, in celebration, she going to tour the country and visit her subjects. Which is nice. What's a "golden jubilee" mean? It means that her dad (King George VI) died 50 years ago and she became Queen.

She was actually coronated the year after but tradition dictates you count from the accession. It would be poor form to celebrate in February (when George died), so the main festivities will be in June - which is also handy because that's usually the nicest month of the year.

Anyway, Liz is hoping the country's going to suddenly find the patriotic, royalist fervour that has been so absent in recent years as her children have embarrassed themselves and the country with their ridiculous antics. Hence the Golden Jubilee Web site that will tell you what's going on where and gently encourage you to celebrate as well.

Make the do grand enough, tell the Royal household and Liz may even pop round during her UK tour. Can't say fairer than that.

The Jubilee celebrations have not had the smoothest start - there have been constant arguments and bickering and virtually nothing has been decided, just 12 months before a country-wide public celebration is supposed to happen. The Royals have also been warned that us commoners may not be so impressed if they spunk millions on celebrating their own out-dated existence. It's a tough life being a monarch in the modern world.

Anyway, with a Web site such as this and the chance of a quick beer with Liz, we can see it will all be a great success. Our Maddox Street Internet-based party idea has already been sent through.

The only thing we don't get with the site is the slightly creepy pics that creep about the page. The regal purple and gold colours are nice though. ®

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