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How Google Celebrates Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee

A royal day indeed when no matter what you search, you find The Queen.

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The artists at Google doodle it again.

They say patriotic bunting is sold out in the United Kingdom, as the countries fling it across every possible surface for Diamond Jubilee street parties this weekend.

What's a technology company to do? Google created its own version of bunting for a virtual street party when the company artists showed some right royal inspiration in their daily doodle.

Google UK cleverly combines familiar symbols of Queen Elizabeth II for an instantly recognizable graphic. The Diamond Jubilee celebrates 60 years of The Queen's reign and a diamond-motif version of her coronation train unfurls across the page. Two Corgis (the breed Her Majesty has favored since teenage years) crouch under the train and two diamond Os sparkle above them. The final E of Google is both Elizabeth herself in profile, and the tiny E tucked into her diadem.

That George IV Diadem is the glitter she wears on her carriage journey to the State Opening of Parliament, and in portraits for so many postage stamps and pound notes. This photo from The Royal Collection shows the diadem's floral symbols of Scotland (thistle), England (rose) and Ireland (shamrock) in addition to the Maltese crosses.

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A royal day indeed when no matter what you search, you find The Queen.

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Charlotte Germane dishes the dirt on gardening in newsletters, radio shows, newspapers, and blogs. Follow her on Twitter to get the latest trowel-full of news. She live-blogged the Royal Wedding for The Morton Report and has series of royalty columns here.

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