Platinum Jubilee: See the best photos from the celebrations marking the queen's 70-year reign

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Queen Elizabeth II symbolically lights the principal beacon at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, on June 2, 2022, igniting a chain of more than 3,500 flaming tributes to her 70-year reign on day one of her Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

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Queen Elizabeth II watches the lights travel across the grounds of Windsor Castle in Windsor, England, on June 2, 2022, after she symbolically lit the principal beacon, igniting a chain of more than 3,500 flaming tributes to her 70-year reign on day one of her Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

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Here’s a closer look at one of the 3,500 flaming beacons scattered across the United Kingdom that was lit on June 2, 2022, to honor Queen Elizabeth II’s 70-year reign on day one of her Platinum Jubilee celebrations. A fireworks display followed the lighting of this beacon in Windsor, England.

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Prince William meets artist Thomas Heatherwick, who designed the “Tree of Trees” sculpture built outside Buckingham Palace in London, for the the lighting of the principal beacon that ignited a chain of more than 3,500 flaming tributes to Queen Elizabeth II’s 70-year reign on the first day of her Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

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Colorful projections are displayed on the front of Buckingham Palace depicting Queen Elizabeth II during the lighting of the principal beacon at Buckingham Palace in London on June 2, 2022, honoring Queen Elizabeth II’s 70-year reign on the first day of her Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

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Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte ride in the Trooping the Colour carriage procession — their first time participating — which kicked off Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee in London on June 2, 2022.

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Prince Louis of Cambridge covers his ears on the Buckingham Palace balcony alongside great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II during her Trooping the Colour birthday celebration kicking off her Platinum Jubilee weekend on June 2, 2022.

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Prince Louis, Duchess Kate — wearing Princess Diana’s sapphire and diamond earrings — and Princess Charlotte watch the Trooping the Colour festivities from the balcony of Buckingham Palace in London as Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations kick off on June 2, 2022.

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Prince Charles and mother Queen Elizabeth II watch the Trooping the Colour festivities from the balcony of Buckingham Palace in London as the monarch’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations kick off on June 2, 2022.

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Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte bow their heads as they pass the Colour — the troops — in the Trooping the Colour carriage procession as they arrive at Buckingham Palace amid the event, which kicked off Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee in London on June 2, 2022.

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The most senior members of Britain’s royal family — Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Louis, Duchess Kate, Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince William — watch the Trooping the Colour festivities from the balcony of Buckingham Palace in London as the monarch’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations kick off on June 2, 2022.

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Prince Charles dances with Bridget Tibbs during a jubilee tea dance hosted by The Prince’s Foundation at Highgrove, the Prince of Wales’s home, on May 31, 2022, to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrating her 70 years on the throne.














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