This year marks the 50th anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen’s accession to the throne. So if you’ll be anywhere near Great Britain in 2002, log on to for a roundup of festivities planned in her honor throughout the year. From concerts to carnivals to stamp exhibitions, the U.K. knows how to put on a royal celebration. Aretha Franklin, for one, is slated to perform in the gardens of Buckingham Palace on June 3, and the queen herself will attend a National Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral June 4.