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    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II watches from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour parade in London on Thursday, June 2.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    The Queen is joined by members of the royal family during her balcony appearance on Sunday. With her, from left, are Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall; Prince Charles; Prince William; Prince George; Princess Charlotte; Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge; and Prince Louis.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    Soldiers parade during the People’s Pageant in London on Sunday.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    Crowds watch the Queen’s appearance in London on Sunday.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    Ed Sheeran performs before the Queen’s appearance.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    Archive video of the Queen plays inside a Gold State Coach during the parade on Sunday.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    Cakes celebrating the jubilee are displayed at a street party in Aylesford, England, on Sunday.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    Sunday’s parade had performers, military personnel and key workers walking down The Mall to bring to life many iconic moments from the Queen’s reign.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, attend a Big Jubilee Lunch event Sunday in London. There were similar lunchtime events taking place in other communities across the country.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    Revelers pose for pictures as they attend a party in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, England, on Sunday.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    People gather outside Windsor Castle for the Big Jubilee Lunch there on Sunday.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    Children chalk a flag on the road during a street party in York, England, in Sunday.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    Queen’s Brian May delights concertgoers as the band — joined by Adam Lambert — opens a special show outside of Buckingham Palace on Saturday night. The two-and-a-half hour concert boasted an impressive lineup of stars.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    Members of the royal family attend Saturday night’s concert. In the center row, from left, are Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge; Princess Charlotte; Prince George; and Prince William.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    Rod Stewart performs on stage during Saturday night’s concert, where he performed Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline,” a British karaoke classic.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    Drones make a shape of a corgi dog — a Queen favorite — above the palace on Saturday night.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    Prince Charles, accompanied by his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, delivers a speech at Saturday night’s concert. “You pledged to serve your whole life,” he said of his mother, the Queen. “You continue to deliver. That is why we are here. That is what we celebrate tonight.”

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    People cheer as they gather at The Mall for the concert outside Buckingham Palace.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    Diana Ross appears on stage during the concert. The legendary singer closed the show with “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    People gather along The Mall for Saturday night’s concert.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    Prince George and Princess Charlotte also joined their parents at a walkabout in Cardiff, Wales, on Saturday. Their visit was part of the royal family’s tour of all four regions of the United Kingdom.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    Princess Anne, the Queen’s only daughter, stands on the balcony of the royal box while attending the Epsom Derby horse race on Saturday. She was filling in for her mother, who has been a regular spectator at the event in past years.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    Boys ride a bus in Epsom alongside cardboard cutouts of the Queen.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    Princess Charlotte conducts a band next to her brother Prince George as they visited Cardiff Castle in Wales.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    People dance during jubilee celebrations in London on Saturday.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    People gather for a street party in Hayfield, England, on Saturday.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, depart St Paul’s Cathedral in London after attending a service honoring the Queen on Friday. Harry and Meghan, who flew from the United States for the jubilee celebrations, were warmly welcomed by a crowd outside the service. Ahead of the event, there was much speculation in the British press over how the couple would be received following their decision to step back from the royal family and move to California two years ago.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, smiles as she arrives at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    More than 400 people were invited to Friday’s event recognizing the Queen’s lifetime of service. The congregation included key workers, teachers and public servants as well as representatives from the Armed Forces, charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups, according to Buckingham Palace. London Mayor Sadiq Khan was among those in the audience.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    Prince Charles arrives for Friday’s service. Another one of the Queen’s sons, Prince Andrew, was notably absent after testing positive for Covid-19.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    The theme of Friday’s event was public service. It included Bible readings, prayers and congregational hymns to honor the Queen’s 70 years on the British throne.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pauses while inside St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday. Johnson was cheered and booed by the crowd when he arrived for the service.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    A member of the military stumbles Friday while on duty ahead of the service.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    A woman holds a cutout picture of the Queen while waiting outside St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    People gather outside St Paul’s Cathedral to watch the arrivals.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    The Queen prepares to touch the Commonwealth of Nations Globe to start the lighting of the Principal Beacon outside Buckingham Palace on Thursday.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    A Platinum Jubilee beacon is lit by Lord Provost Robert Aldridge and Commander of Edinburgh Garrison Lt. Col. Lorne Campbell at Scotland’s Edinburgh Castle on Thursday. More than 1,500 towns, villages and cities throughout the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories would come together to light a beacon to mark the jubilee.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    People pack The Mall in London for Thursday’s Trooping the Colour parade.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    The Queen walks out onto the Buckingham Palace balcony during the Trooping the Colour parade.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, waves during a carriage procession on Thursday. Joining her on the carriage were her three children — Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte — as well as Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    Planes spell out the number 70 as they fly over Buckingham Palace on Thursday.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    A 124-gun salute is fired at the Tower of London as part of the Trooping the Colour parade.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    The Trooping the Colour event involved 1,500 soldiers and officers, 400 musicians, 250 horses and 70 aircraft, according to the UK Ministry of Defence.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    Three of the Queen’s great-grandchildren— from left, Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte — ride in the carriage procession on Thursday.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    Prince William, left, rides on horseback next to his father, Prince Charles, during the Trooping the Colour parade.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    The Queen’s Guard marches during the Trooping the Colour parade Thursday.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    The Queen is joined by members of the royal family on the Buckingham Palace balcony on Thursday.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    Thousands of people flocked to central London for the celebrations Thursday.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    A military band performs on Thursday.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    Four of the Queen’s great-grandchildren watch the parade from a window of Buckinghamp Palace on Thursday. From left are Prince George, Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte and Mia Tindall.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    A member of the Coldstream Guards holds souvenir programs ahead of the start of Thursday’s parade.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    Prince Edward, right, rides in a carriage along with his wife Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, and their children, James and Louise.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    The Mounted Band of the Household Cavalry takes part in the parade Thursday.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    A man wears a Union Jack suit as people gather on The Mall for jubilee celebrations on Thursday.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    Police officers line up on The Mall ahead of the Trooping the Colour parade on Thursday.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    A member of the Buckingham Palace staff cleans the balcony ahead of the Trooping the Colour parade on Thursday.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    Crowds gather in London for the parade.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese lights the Commonwealth Beacon for a jubilee celebration in Canberra, Australia, on Thursday.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    Some royal fans had Union flags applied to their faces as they gathered along The Mall in London on Thursday.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    People wear masks of the Queen and one of her dogs as they attend jubilee celebrations on The Mall on Thursday.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    Anita Atkinson, who has collected more than 12,000 items of royal memorabilia, makes her way to a tea party in Durham on Thursday.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    People sing the national anthem as they gather along The Mall on Thursday.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee

    A boy poses with a Union flag on The Mall on Wednesday.

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