As the United Kingdom celebrates Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, the British have risen to the occasion and opted for street parties and pageantry to honor Her Majesty’s 70 years on the throne. The second day of the four-day holiday weekend began with a thanksgiving ceremony in the beautiful St Paul’s Cathedral.
Enjoy Liberty Nation’s Platinum Jubilee photo journal as we see that when it comes to Pomp and Circumstance, the Brits do best!
Prince Charles and Camilla await the beginning of the thanksgiving event in St Paul’s Cathedral. The queen herself is not attending.
St Paul’s Cathedral, completed in 1710, is one of the most iconic London landmarks and is the go-to location for many state events.
The Sussexes, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, attend the thanksgiving service. Notable is that they are taking a backseat position in the festivities as they are no longer “working royals.”
Trafalgar Square is the best spot to see the pageantry for those without the much-coveted insider tickets. For the entire Jubilee, Nelson’s Column will serve as an unofficial meeting place and party central.
Members of the Royal Family gather at St Paul’s Cathedral. A fashion show for the ladies and a chance to show off military honors for many of the gents.
It wouldn’t be a British celebration if the dogs weren’t involved. Across the country, pooches get in on the action – especially the corgis!
Thursday evening, thousands of beacons were lit across the Commonwealth to celebrate the start of the Jubilee.
Senior Royals joined the Trooping the Colour parade alongside the Household Division.
Bunting and flags are the most common sight this Jubilee weekend. Towns and cities across Britain compete to show their appreciation.
But it’s not only Brits keen to get in the festive spirit. The Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia is lit in purple to commemorate the occasion.
The Royal Air Force does a patriotic flyover.
The Royal Family gathers on the Buckingham Palace balcony to watch the Trooping the Colour parade.
Prince Louis, the youngest of Prince William’s children, steals the show by reacting to the sound of the Royal Air Force flyover.
The Mall is lined with Union Flags leading all the way to Buckingham Palace.
London’s streets are lined with folks from all over the country.
The distinctive Household Division entertains with music.
The Trooping the Colour parade is one of the finest displays of British pageantry.
Epsom Racecourse prepares for the famous Derby.