The Queen’s One Condition for Celebrating her Silver Jubilee

June 6, 1977 would mark the silver jubilee of Queen Elizabeth’s reign, an occasion she was persuaded to celebrate with greater pomp than initially intended–with one caveat: it could not be paid for by taxpayer money. Over 100 bonfires were lit around the country, followed by extravagant firework displays, concerts and parades. But the real surprise came from the over 12,000 street parties that spontaneously broke out all over the UK. (03:49)