The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee reached a peak today as a carriage procession carried the royal family from Westminster to Buckingham Palace, where the Royal Air Force flew over amid celebratory rounds of rifle fire from the ground.Back in 1940, Elizabeth was a young princess when it was another air force that was flying over Buckingham Palace, and the response from the ground was not celebratory. The Germans bombed the Palace, where the King and his family were sheltering. When it was suggested that they be secretly transported to a safer haven, perhaps Canada or the U.S., her mother (also Elizabeth) made her famous reply:“The children won’t go without me. I won’t leave the King. And the King will never leave.”They stayed in London through the Blitz — and that kind of dedication to duty is the main reason why the Queen still lives there today.