Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II looks on from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Color parade in London on Thursday June 2.
The Queen will be joined by members of the Royal Family for her balcony appearance on Sunday. With her, from left, are Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; Prince Charles; Prince William; Prince George; Princess Charlotte; Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge; and Prince Louis.
Soldiers parade during the folk pageant in London on Sunday.
Crowds watch the Queen’s performance in London on Sunday.
Ed Sheeran performs before the Queen’s appearance.
Archival video of the Queen being played in a golden state carriage during Sunday’s parade.
Cakes to celebrate the anniversary will be on display at a street festival in Aylesford, England, on Sunday.
At Sunday’s parade, performers, military personnel and key employees walked down The Mall to bring to life many iconic moments from the Queen’s reign.
Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, attend a grand anniversary luncheon in London on Sunday. Similar lunchtime events were held in other communities across the country.
Revelers pose for photos as they attend a party in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, England on Sunday.
On Sunday, people gather in front of Windsor Castle for the big anniversary lunch.
Children chalk a flag in the street during a street festival in York, England on Sunday.
Queen’s Brian May wows concert-goers as the band – joined by Adam Lambert – open a special show outside Buckingham Palace on Saturday night. The two and a half hour concert featured an impressive cast of stars.
Members of the royal family attend the Saturday night concert. Center row, from left, are Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge; Princess Charlotte; Prince George; and Prince William.
Rod Stewart appears on stage during Saturday night’s concert where he performed Neil Diamond’s ‘Sweet Caroline’, a British karaoke classic.
Drones form the shape of a Corgi dog – a favorite of the Queen – over the palace on Saturday night.
Prince Charles, accompanied by his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, delivers a speech at Saturday night’s concert. “You have sworn to serve all your life,” he said of his mother, the queen. “They keep delivering. That’s why we’re here. That’s what we’re celebrating tonight.”
People cheer as they gather in The Mall for the concert in front of Buckingham Palace.
Diana Ross appears on stage during the concert. The legendary singer closed the show with “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”
People gather along the Mall for the Saturday night concert.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte also joined their parents on Saturday for a walking tour in Cardiff, Wales. Her visit was part of the royal family’s tour of all four regions of the United Kingdom.
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 represented her mother, who has regularly watched the event in recent years.
Boys ride bus alongside cardboard cutouts of the Queen in Epsom.
Princess Charlotte conducts a band alongside her brother Prince George as they visit Cardiff Castle in Wales.
People dance during the anniversary celebrations in London on Saturday.
People gather for a street festival in Hayfield, England, on Saturday.
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, leave St. Paul’s Cathedral in London on Friday after attending a service in honor of the Queen. Harry and Meghan, who had flown in from the US for the anniversary celebrations, were warmly greeted by a crowd outside the service. Ahead of the event, there was much speculation in the British press about how the couple would be received after deciding to step down from the royal family and move to California two years ago.
Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge smiles as she arrives at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday.
More than 400 people were invited to Friday’s event, which recognized the Queen’s lifelong service. The gathering included key workers, teachers and civil servants, as well as representatives from the armed forces, charities, social enterprises and volunteer groups, according to Buckingham Palace. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, was in the audience.
Prince Charles comes to the service on Friday. Another of the Queen’s sons, Prince Andrew, was noticeably absent after testing positive for Covid-19.
The theme of Friday’s event was public service. It included Bible readings, prayers and congregational songs to honor the Queen’s 70 years on the British throne.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pauses at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday. Johnson was cheered and booed by the crowd as he arrived at the service.
A member of the military trips on duty before duty on Friday.
A woman holds a cut out picture of the Queen as she waits outside St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday.
People gather outside St Paul’s Cathedral to watch the arrivals.
The Queen is preparing to touch the Commonwealth of Nations globe to begin the lighting of the Principal Beacon outside Buckingham Palace on Thursday.
A Platinum Jubilee beacon will be presented by Lord Provost Robert Aldridge and Commander of Edinburgh Garrison Lt. Col. Lorne Campbell set on fire at Edinburgh Castle, Scotland. More than 1,500 towns, villages and cities across the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and British Overseas Territories would come together to light a beacon to mark the anniversary.
People pack up The Mall in London for Thursday’s Trooping the Color parade.
The Queen steps onto the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Color parade.
Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, waves during a carriage procession on Thursday. She was joined in the carriage by her three children – Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte – and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.
Planes spell out the number 70 as they fly over Buckingham Palace on Thursday.
A 124-gun salute is fired at the Tower of London as part of the Trooping the Color parade.
According to the UK Ministry of Defense, the Trooping the Color event involved 1,500 soldiers and officers, 400 musicians, 250 horses and 70 aircraft.
Three of the Queen’s great-grandchildren – from left, Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte – ride in the carriage procession on Thursday.
Prince William, left, rides alongside his father, Prince Charles, during the Trooping the Color parade.
The Queen’s Guard marches during the Trooping the Color parade on Thursday.
The Queen will be joined by members of the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on Thursday.
Thousands of people flocked to central London for the celebrations on Thursday.
A military band performs on Thursday.
Four of the Queen’s great-grandchildren watch Thursday’s parade from a window of Buckinghamp Palace. From left are Prince George, Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte and Mia Tindall.
A member of the Coldstream Guards hosts souvenir programs ahead of the start of Thursday’s parade.
Prince Edward, right, rides in a carriage with his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and their children James and Louise.
The Mounted Band of Household Cavalry takes part in the parade on Thursday.
A man wears a Union Jack suit as people gather at the mall for anniversary celebrations on Thursday.
Police officers line up ahead of the Trooping the Color parade in the Mall on Thursday.
A Buckingham Palace staff member cleans the balcony ahead of Thursday’s Trooping the Color parade.
Crowds gather in London for the parade.
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese lights the Commonwealth Beacon for a centenary celebration in Canberra, Australia on Thursday.
Union flags were plastered on the faces of some royal supporters as they gathered along The Mall in London on Thursday.
People wear masks of the Queen and one of her dogs as they attend the centenary celebrations at The Mall on Thursday.
Anita Atkinson, who has collected more than 12,000 royal memorabilia, makes her way to a tea party in Durham on Thursday.
People sing the national anthem as they gather along the Mall on Thursday.
A boy poses with a Union flag on the Mall on Wednesday.