Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – LIVE Coverage: The lighting of the beacons
The four-day Bank Holiday, celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee kicked off this morning with a very special Trooping the Colour in central London.
The Queen received a salute on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, and then reappeared at 1pm to wave to crowds and watch a fly-past.
The second and final event for today will be the lightning of the platinum jubilee beacons.
Buckingham Palace announced late on Wednesday that the Queen would be lighting the principle jubilee beacon in a special ceremony at Windsor castle.
Prince William will light the beacon at Buckingham Palace. These beacons are planned to be lit at 9.25 pm this evening.
There will be roughly 2,022 beacons to be lit across the UK and Commonwealth nations to celebrate the Queen’s 70-year reign.