Hundreds of individuals are participating in a vibrant road pageant in central London – one of many predominant occasions of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
The pageant was led by the Gold State Coach – a 260-year-old carriage that carried the Queen to and from her coronation in 1953.
The coach featured archival footage of the Queen broadcast on the home windows, making it appear as if the monarch was within the carriage.
The three-kilometre parade is split into 4 acts, the primary that includes a army procession.
Round 10,000 individuals are concerned, together with a forged of 6,000 performers, on the ultimate day of the jubilee weekend marking the Queen’s 70 years on the throne.
The carnival procession started on the Palace of Westminster and goes alongside Whitehall to Admiralty Arch after which down The Mall to the Queen Victoria Monument outdoors Buckingham Palace.
It would then activate to Birdcage Stroll and alongside St James’s Park.
The procession comes as hundreds of thousands of individuals throughout the UK are participating in patriotic road events, picnics and barbecues on day 4 of the Platinum Jubilee weekend.
At The Oval cricket floor in south London, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall attended a Big Jubilee Lunch, together with round 500 different friends, together with 70 “platinum champions” from the Royal Voluntary Service and movie star ambassadors for the charity.
Additionally within the pageant, celebrities will journey in adorned open high double decker buses for the decade-by-decade celebrations.
And a peloton of 300 cyclists, using classic bikes from throughout the seven many years of the Queen’s reign, will journey down The Mall led by Sir Chris Hoy and biking golden couple Dame Laura and Sir Jason Kenny.
The 4 acts within the pageant are: For Queen And Nation, The Time Of Our Lives, Let’s Have fun, and Joyful And Superb.
The army parade entails 1,750 folks and 200 horses – one of many largest spectacles in British historical past – from the Military, Navy, RAF, and the Commonwealth.
The second act is a “vibrant show of British life since 1972” and a celebration of tradition, music, and know-how of the previous 70 years.
The third part, Let’s Have fun, will inform the story of the Queen’s life in 12 chapters, with a nod to her corgis and her beloved horses.
The Queen shall be depicted in her youthful days with a 20ft puppet of a youthful princess surrounded by a pack of mischievous puppet corgis.
It would additionally function a 21ft-tall puppet dragon with a wingspan as extensive because the Mall, whereas her purple and white coronation gown shall be recreated by 80 dancers flanked by twirling “baianas”.
The ultimate act will happen in entrance of the palace across the Queen Victoria Memorial.
Ed Sheeran will carry out a musical tribute at round 5pm.
It’s hoped the monarch will make an look on the Buckingham Palace balcony.
Round 200 ‘nationwide treasures’ will take to the stage to serenade the Queen by singing the nationwide anthem on the grand finale of the festivities.
Members of the general public are additionally invited to affix in with the anthem, which shall be led by a gospel choir and the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines.
Different celebrities participating embrace Sir Cliff Richard, Jeremy Irons, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, Gary Lineker, Rosie Jones, Kadeena Cox, Alan Titchmarsh, Heston Blumenthal, James Martin, Invoice Bailey and Gok Wan.