May 31, 02, 3:10 pm
Queen Elizabeth has granted permission for Purple in the Park, a gay pride festival, to be part of this weekend's Golden Jubilee events. Festival spokesman Colm Howard-Lloyd told the London Telegraph, "We usually hold the festival in August, but we moved this year's event forward so that it could be part of the celebrations. . . . In recognition of the royal theme, Purple in the Park will include a special Jubilee parade, with 100 drag queens."