Queen’s Diamond Jubilee


Queen’s Diamond Jubilee


Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Assembly Key Stage II (there is a different script for Key Stage I)

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Assembly Key Stage II (there is a different script for Key Stage I) is one of three Queen’s Diamond Jubilee scripts now available off the website. The other two are:

  1. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee assembly on the English Monarchy – this being a quick gallop from Alfred to our present queen!
  2. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee assembly on the years 1952 – 2012 – an adaptation of my History of Rock n Roll assembly. This covers world events but with a musical twist (up to 34 suggested songs!)

These scripts can be bought individually or as part of a special 3 for 2 package (including purchase of performing rights @£7.50 for all 3). Buy 2 scripts online, and let me know which one you want free – I will then send all three scripts to you.

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Assembly was the first script I wrote – focusing on the queen, her family, her achievements and a few facts few people know about!

Duration: Around 20 minutes (10 minutes reading time plus music)

Cast: Written for class of 30 but, as speakers (with exception of Narrator and the Queen) are Child 1 – 28, any number of children can put on this play i.e. 5 – 50!

The idea of this assembly is to convey as much information about the Queen – her family background, ‘role’, homes, ‘treats’, etc – as possible in a relatively small time scale. This information can of course be added to but this script provides a good starting point.

For more information about the Queen’s country and its heritage, see the other plays – on Great Britain, and separate ones on England, Wales and Scotland (plus guided reading scripts).

Duration:             Around 20 minutes (10 minutes reading time plus music)

Cast of 30 (easily adaptable up or down – see Production Notes)




Child 1 – 28


Sample Text

Music 1 Rule Britannia or Land of Hope and Glory

(Cast files in with Music 1 in background; all take their seats)

Music 2 National Anthem – God Save Our Queen

(All stand up)

Queen:                 (To Audience) Do be seated! Ah, how wonderful to be surrounded by my loyal subjects – the same today as sixty years ago!

Narrator:             Well, some of us haven’t been around quite that long, no offence, your Majesty! But we are here today to congratulate you on your sixty years as queen!  Only one other British monarch, Queen Victoria, has celebrated a Diamond Jubilee!

Queen:                 Correct! Back in 1897. I have of course celebrated two other jubilees – a silver one in 1977 celebrating twenty five years, and a golden one in 2002 celebrating fifty years.

Narrator:             And we are delighted to be celebrating your Diamond Jubilee with you today, in 2012!

Queen:                 Oh the pleasure is all mine! It wouldn’t, after all, be any fun celebrating on my own!

Narrator:             No, indeed, Ma’am. And we, your loyal subjects, have been busy finding out all about your most gracious self!

Queen:                 Oh, really? I hope it’s all ‘good’!

Narrator:             Most certainly, Ma’am. No need to alarm yourself on our account! Do take a seat – I apologise we couldn’t fit your throne in today!

Queen:                 (Sitting down) That’s quite alright!

Narrator:             So (turning to cast) – take it away, people!

(Each child stands up in turn and delivers information about the queen)

Child 1:                 Queen Elizabeth the Second was born on 21st April 1926.

Child 2:                 She was the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York – who became King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.

Child 3:                 She was christened Elizabeth Alexandra Mary.

Child 4:                 Her sister, Princess Margaret Rose, was born in 1930.

Child 5:                 In 1936 King George VI died and his eldest son, Edward VIII became king.

Child 6:                 But not for long. He abdicated to marry an American divorcee, a Mrs Wallis Simpson, and so Elizabeth’s father became king. Elizabeth became queen in 1952 on her father’s death.

Child 7:                 Elizabeth had all her lessons – at home.

Child 8:                 She learnt to speak fluent French

Child 9:                 And was a really strong swimmer, winning the Children’s Challenge Shield at London’s Bath Club at thirteen years of age.

Child 10:               She was also a Girl Guide and later, a Sea Ranger.

Child 11:               In 1947 she became engaged to Lieutenant Phillip Mountbatten.

Child 12:               Phillip was the son of Prince Andrew of Greece and, like Elizabeth, a great great grandchild of Queen Victoria.

Child 13:               In November 1947 they got married in Westminster Abbey.

Child 14:               Phillip went from Lieutenant Mountbatten to His Royal Highness Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Child 15:               The Queen and Prince Phillip have four children

Child 16:               Prince Charles, born in 1948

Child 17:               Princess Anne, born in 1950

Child 18:               Prince Andrew, born in 1960

Child 19:               And Prince Edward, born in 1964.

Child 20:               The Queen has eight grandchildren

Child 21:               And one great grandchild.

Child 22:               Prince Charles is the next in line to the throne

Child 23:               Followed by his two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry.

Child 24:               Family is very important to the Queen. Every year she spends Christmas with them at Sandringham, in Norfolk.

Child 25:               The Queen spent her eightieth birthday with her family, on a cruise through the Western Isles of Scotland.

Queen:                 Hmm. All very interesting I’m sure – but how about hearing about what I actually do as Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. That’s far more important!

Narrator:             But first we should perhaps explain what you don’t do!

Queen:                 (‘Bristling’) And perhaps you would like to explain what you mean by that?




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