If there's one thing that England is known for, it's Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Over the years, she's become somewhat of an icon of both England and the United Kingdom. And if there's anything guaranteed to get the British out, in spite of their understatedness and the foul weather, it's a Jubilee Pagaent.
Even in these dour economic times, the chance to see Her Majesty in a carriage procession on one of her Jubilee weekends is something which entralls many.
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Mark Sukhija is a travel and wine blogger, photographer, tourism researcher, hat-touting, white-shirt-wearing, New Zealand fantatic and eclipse chaser. Aside from at least annual visits to New Zealand, Mark has seen eclipses in South Australia (2002), Libya (2006), China (2009) and Queensland (2012). After twelve years in Switzerland, Mark moved back to London in 2012. You can follow Mark on Twitter or Facebook