Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. Queen Elizabeth II is only the second United Kingdom monarch to celebrate 60 years on the throne. (Queen Victoria celebrated her Diamond Jubilee in 1897.) For more information on Her Majesty and the Diamond Jubilee visit The Official Website of the British Monarchy.
The Library has several excellent biographies of Queen Elizabeth II, including the newly-published Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch by Sally Bedell Smith and The Real Elizabeth: An Intimate Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Andrew Marr (Large Print.)