Brand Finance in the Jubilee edition of their Journal calculate a brand value of over £44bn for the monarchy (they also include much generally interesting information on lineage etc etc in their pdf).
In another release, again with a “British” theme they value the most Valuable Brands of British Origin with Vodafone, HSBC & Shell taking the top 3 spots.
Reverting to the weekends activities here are “The best bits” from yesterdays River Pageant
And a link to information about the 4,000+ beacons which will be lit during the day (or in fact mainly tonight from 10pm BST ish). At 7pm BST the site appeared to be a bit overloaded! This link is to the main Diamond Jubilee website section giving general information about the beacon events being held throughout the UK & beyond.
Update 8pm BST – Copy from the Diamond Jubilee Beacons website of the UK Beacon lighting schedule as the site seems to be under a certain amount of pressure!