World-Record Attempts Mark Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee

By Suzan Clarke

Jun 1, 2012 6:30am
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The upcoming 60th anniversary of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II of England will be marked with festivities and ceremony but, for some, the historic Diamond Jubilee is a good time to break strange world records. Lots of them.

Jubilee-themed attempts to break records are already under way, according to Guinness World Records. A world record was set last week for the longest line of fanfare trumpeters: 91.

Here’s the full Queen Elizabeth graphic.

Participants will ratchet up their efforts this weekend when she hits the 60-year anniversary of her coronation Saturday.

People will gather at Burnham-On-Sea beach Saturday to try to beat the record for the most sandcastles built in an hour. The record is 571.

And in the village of Cheddar, located in Somerset, others will attempt to create the longest line of bunting. It’s expected to stretch 2.8 miles through the village and beyond. The record is 2.1 miles.

The Camping and Caravanning Club will attempt Monday to set a new record for most people wearing paper crowns across multiple locations.

Jubilee celebrations will be in high gear this weekend in the U.K. through Tuesday.

Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne Feb. 7, 1952, following the death of her father, King George VI.  She was crowned at Westminster Abbey June 2, 1953.

The only other British monarch to celebrate a Diamond Jubilee was Queen Victoria in 1897.

Watch “Concert for the Queen: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration With Katie Couric” Tuesday, June 5, at 9 p.m. ET.

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