The Platinum Jubilee in numbers: From 1,400 soldiers to 22,000 palace party guests
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee was marked with a special four-day UK bank holiday weekend of celebration from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June, attended by members of the royal family, politicians and the public.
This included an array of events and community activities, as well as national moments of reflection on the Queen's 70 years of service, with Trooping the Colour, the Service of Thanksgiving and the Platinum Party at the Palace stand outs, as well as much more.
From the lines of soldiers that paraded The Mall, to the memorable flypast display of seemingly never-ending aircraft, to the people who filled the streets to celebrate the longest reigning monarch in British history (and longest-reigning female monarch in history), we look at the jubilee celebrations in numbers.
Thursday 2 June
1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians at Trooping the Colour
Some 1,400 soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians came together on Horse Guards Parade in St James' Park, as part of Trooping the Colour, the first event of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
The colour (the battalion flag) was trooped (or carried) by the 1st Battalion, Irish Guards, and the officers and soldiers from the Household Division put on a display of military pageantry, joined by the musicians and horses. This annual event has marked the official birthday of the Queen for more than 260 years.
After the parade ended and the Royal Procession returned to Buckingham Palace, Royal Family members including the Queen, Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their three children made their much-anticipated balcony appearance in line with tradition.
Highlights included Prince Louis, four, stealing the show.
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71 planes soar over palace in flypast
More than 70 aircraft, including Spitfires, a Lancaster Bomber, the Red Arrows and around 15 Typhoon fighter jets also paid a special tribute to the Queen and her reign of seven decades, by forming the number 70.
3,500 beacons lit across the UK and Commonwealth
More than 3,500 beacons were lit in unison across the UK and Commonwealth on Thursday evening.
After experiencing "some discomfort" at Trooping the Colour, Buckingham Palace announced the Queen would miss Friday's Service of Thanksgiving "with great reluctance", though was first still able to perform the lighting of the beacon chain at Windsor Castle.
This gave signal to Prince William, representing his grandmother at Buckingham Palace, to illuminate the lights on the Principal Beacon, made of a 21-metre 'Tree of Trees'.
Friday 3 June
2,000 Service of Thanksgiving guests
More than 2,000 people filled the church at the Service of Thanksgiving on Friday, including the Prince of Wales, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Boris Johnson and every living former prime minister.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrived shortly after William and Kate, the first time the four have been seen together in public since March 2020, receiving cheers from the crowd.
The service marked the Queen's 70 years as monarch, and included Great Paul, the largest church bell in the country being rung, as well as a new Anthem by Judith Weir, Master of The Queen's Music, that sets music to words from the third Chapter of the Book of Proverbs.
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Saturday 4 June
125,000 people flocked to Derby at Epsom Downs
As part of the central weekend celebrations, Epsom Downs Racecourse staged the 143rd running of The Derby, filled with crowds of 125,000 people.
Derby is the most prestigious of the five Classic races, including the Oaks, the One Thousand Guineas, the Saint Leger and the Two Thousand Guineas.
22,000 people attended Platinum Party at the Palace
Crowds of around 22,000 people gathered for the Platinum Party at the Palace concert, including 10,000 allocated in a public ballot and 5,000 tickets for key workers.
Queen and Duran Duran were among some of the acts to play, as well as Diana Ross who closed the show, and has not performed live in the UK for 15 years.
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Sunday 5 June
More than 85,000 Big Jubilee Lunches across the country
More than 85,000 'Big Jubilee Lunches', of which Camilla is patron, were held around the country. This initiative began in 2009 to bring communities together.
16,000 street parties were organised
10,000 people took part in the platinum pageant
Some 10,000 people were involved in the Pageant on Sunday, including the military, over 6,000 volunteers, performers, key workers and 2,500 members of the general public.
The Queen made a surprise appearance on the Buckingham Palace balcony, much to the delight of the crowds gathered on The Mall.
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Gold State Coach makes first appearance in 20 years
The Queen's 260-year-old gold carriage, which took her to and from her coronation in 1953, was seen on the streets of London for the first time in 20 years.
In the form of a hologram, footage from her coronation, when she was just 27, appeared on the sides of the carriage, with her waving to crowds. Truly a moment to remember.