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**What are you doing to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee?**

Please email: lizzie.may@mailonline.co.uk and pictures@mailonline.co.uk with your pictures** 

Great Britain’s second day of Platinum Jubilee celebrations are well underway and MailOnline readers are showing off their best bakes, cakes, corgis, crowns and even a ‘Queen made out of hay all for Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations…

The second of a four-day bank holiday weekend for Great Britain today began with the service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral in central London. At 10.50am, Great Paul, the largest church bell in the country weighing 16.5tons, pealed to herald service of thanksgiving for the Queen’s long reign.

The bell was only restored in 2021 after falling silent since the 1970s due to a broken mechanism. It has only been rung on eight occasions since and none of which were for a royal service.

Her Majesty had been hoping to be able to attend the service but has since had to pull out after experiencing ‘discomfort’ on the first day of celebrations.

Buckingham Palace released a statement last night which read: ‘Taking into account the journey and activity required to participate in tomorrow’s National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral, Her Majesty, with great, reluctance, has concluded that she will not attend.’ 

Members of the royal family will arrive at the Cathedral at 11am for the service, which began at 11.30am, followed by a reception being held by the Lord Mayor at the Guildhall at 12.25pm.

The service included a new anthem by Judith Weir CBE who has been Master of the Queen’s Music since 2014. She will be setting to music words from the third chapter of the Book of Proverbs.

Wider members of the royal family were in attendance. The Archbishop of Canterbury has tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss the service. The Archbishop of York, the Most Revd Stephen Cottrell, will give the sermon instead.

Justin Welby was diagnosed with mild pneumonia last Thursday and was continuing to work, but after developing symptoms over the weekend he tested for coronavirus. Prince Andrew did not attend after testing positive for Covid-19.

Her Majesty made two appearances yesterday, once on the the Buckingham Palace Balcony for the RAF flypast which saw 71 aircraft soar over The Mall in a historic display featuring Spitfires, Red Arrow Hawks and a Lancaster bomber. Her second appearance came at the Lighting of the Platinum Jubilee beacons at Windsor last night.

Earlier on Thursday was Trooping the Colour, where Prince Charles inspected the troops of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards along with more than 1,500 officers and soldiers from the Household Division.

The procession included 250 horses, hundreds of military musicians and Prince Charles was accompanied on horseback by Prince Willam and Anne, Princess Royal. 

But for those not watching festivities unfold first-hand on The Mall yesterday or outside St Paul’s Cathedral today, plenty have found other ways of honouring the Queen for this unprecedented celebration of Her Majesty’s 70 years on the throne.

Wearing her glittery wellies, four-year-old Rosa Link enjoyed a Jubilee-themed event at Goods Green Farm in Shatterford, Worcestershire, along with her two pups, Commick the corgi and sheepdog Max. On display was a huge hay ‘Queen’, donning a crown and a regal red cape.

Over 100 locals went to the event at Shatterford Village Hall last night, where Katie Link hosted the Shatterford and Upper Arley Jubilee Bonfire Beacon from 7pm onwards, where they had Magic Russ, a children’s magician, as well as live TV coverage, a raffle, tea, coffee, cakes and bakes available. 

Katie told MailOnline: ‘Everyone loved coming together as a community, in the glorious summers evening!’

The Queen has a life-long love for the outdoors, the countryside and her animals. In her lifetime she has supported countless agricultural shows. 

Adam Henson, a farmer in the Cotswolds and presenter told BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today programme about his experience with the Queen after he was invited for lunch with Her Majesty. He said: ‘The whole thing was completely surreal.

‘She said to me, “Adam, like you, I love my farm animals and I love my dogs and I love the countryside,” and I think that came from the heart. I then had a very easy, comfortable conversation about all the things I loved and she seemed to love too.’

Lucky Summer-Rose Jeffries shares her birthday with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – and couldn’t be happier with her special three-tiered Victoria Sponge cake, adorned with strawberries, raspberries and bluberries, courtesy of her Nanny and Granddad.

There have been a fair few scarecrows scattered around the country dressed up to look like Her Majesty, with one in Launton, Oxfordshire, depicted enjoying a glass of gin in her dog-walking gear wearing a sign that reads, ‘Cheers to 70 years!’.

St Mary’s Church in Launton, Bicester, is fundraising via the Jubilee by hosting a trail from 28th May to 12 June, where participants have to find 42 royally themed scarecrows and royal displays around the village. 

Here are some of the best patriotic pictures from MailOnline readers… 

Wearing her glittery wellies, Rosa Link, age four, enjoyed a Jubilee-themed event at a farm in Shatterford, Worcestershire, along with her two pups, a regal Corgi called Commick and sheepdog Max

On display was a huge hay 'Queen', donning a crown and a regal red cape at a farm in Shatterford, Worcestershire. The Queen has a life-long love for the outdoors, the countryside and her animals. In her lifetime she has supported countless agricultural shows

On display was a huge hay ‘Queen’, donning a crown and a regal red cape at a farm in Shatterford, Worcestershire. The Queen has a life-long love for the outdoors, the countryside and her animals. In her lifetime she has supported countless agricultural shows

Katie Link and her family enjoyed a family fun day their farm, Goods Green Farm in Arley Lane, Shatterford, Worcestershire, where they also hosted the Upper Arley Jubilee beacon on their field. The 'Hay Queen' is pictured

Katie Link and her family enjoyed a family fun day their farm, Goods Green Farm in Arley Lane, Shatterford, Worcestershire, where they also hosted the Upper Arley Jubilee beacon on their field. The ‘Hay Queen’ is pictured

Over 100 locals went to the event at Shatterford Village Hall last night, where Katie Link hosted the Shatterford and Upper Arley Jubilee Bonfire Beacon

Over 100 locals went to the event at Shatterford Village Hall last night, where Katie Link hosted the Shatterford and Upper Arley Jubilee Bonfire Beacon

Locals at the Shatterford and Upper Arley Jubilee Bonfire Beacon enjoyed live TV coverage of the royals, a raffle, tea, coffee, cakes and bakes available

Locals at the Shatterford and Upper Arley Jubilee Bonfire Beacon enjoyed live TV coverage of the royals, a raffle, tea, coffee, cakes and bakes available

Families enjoyed the summers evening with their loved ones and locals out to celebrate the first day of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, complete with Union Jack flags, at Shatterford's Goods Green Farm

Families enjoyed the summers evening with their loved ones and locals out to celebrate the first day of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, complete with Union Jack flags, at Shatterford’s Goods Green Farm

Rosa Link, age four, is pictured left with Magic Russ, a children's magician, who performed a magic show for the little ones at the Shatterford and Upper Arley Jubilee Bonfire Beacon

Rosa Link, age four, is pictured left with Magic Russ, a children’s magician, who performed a magic show for the little ones at the Shatterford and Upper Arley Jubilee Bonfire Beacon

Children enjoyed a magic show by Magic Russ at Goods Green Farm in Shatterford, Worcestershire after an evening of royal fun

Children enjoyed a magic show by Magic Russ at Goods Green Farm in Shatterford, Worcestershire after an evening of royal fun

The Perriss family in Hook Norton, Banbury, made their very own 'Queen' sat down at her desk which has photo frames of various members of the royal family, and decorated it with Union Jacks on paper chains and the Royal Standard flag

The Perriss family in Hook Norton, Banbury, made their very own ‘Queen’ sat down at her desk which has photo frames of various members of the royal family, and decorated it with Union Jacks on paper chains and the Royal Standard flag

Pictured at the Equalized Club in Stapleford, Nottingham, from front left of the table round to front right: Jan, Pam, Sandra, Chris, Janice, Marlene and Margaret, enjoying some drinks before a barbeque at 3pm and a disco at 4pm for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Pictured at the Equalized Club in Stapleford, Nottingham, from front left of the table round to front right: Jan, Pam, Sandra, Chris, Janice, Marlene and Margaret, enjoying some drinks before a barbeque at 3pm and a disco at 4pm for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

The Equalized Club in Stapleford, Nottingham, decked out the bar and dining area for a day full of Jubilee fun, with plenty of Union Jacks and balloons

The Equalized Club in Stapleford, Nottingham, decked out the bar and dining area for a day full of Jubilee fun, with plenty of Union Jacks and balloons

Luka Grajdek baked a Victoria Sponge cake specially for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee weekend, and while taking a snap of his latest bake, a cloud in the shape of Great Britain appears in the background

Luka Grajdek baked a Victoria Sponge cake specially for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend, and while taking a snap of his latest bake, a cloud in the shape of Great Britain appears in the background

Lucky Summer-Rose Jeffries shares her birthday with the Queen's Platinum Jubilee - and couldn't be happier with her special cake, courtesy of her Nanny and Granddad

Lucky Summer-Rose Jeffries shares her birthday with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – and couldn’t be happier with her special cake, courtesy of her Nanny and Granddad

Ready for the celebrations: One expert baker, aptly named Vanda Baker, channelled her inner Mary Berry to make this patriotic cake in Bicester, Oxfordshire

Ready for the celebrations: One expert baker, aptly named Vanda Baker, channelled her inner Mary Berry to make this patriotic cake in Bicester, Oxfordshire

The Queen is depicted enjoying a glass of gin in her dog-walking gear in the Oxfordshire village of Launton, wearing a sign that reads, 'Cheers to 70 years!'

The Queen is depicted enjoying a glass of gin in her dog-walking gear in the Oxfordshire village of Launton, wearing a sign that reads, ‘Cheers to 70 years!’

Natalie Baker from Bicester, Oxfordshire shows off her patriotic red, white and blue nails, even featuring a tiny union jack within a love heart

Natalie Baker from Bicester, Oxfordshire shows off her patriotic red, white and blue nails, even featuring a tiny union jack within a love heart

Deborah James, of Hampstead in North London, has put up a flag pole and bunting outside her house to celebrate the Jubilee

Deborah James, of Hampstead in North London, has put up a flag pole and bunting outside her house to celebrate the Jubilee

Jane Wood's Platinum Jubilee-themed display at her home in Charlton Mackrell in Somerset, where she has covered her wooden gate with Union Jacks, purple Jubilee bunting and some of the Queen's most famous portraits

Jane Wood’s Platinum Jubilee-themed display at her home in Charlton Mackrell in Somerset, where she has covered her wooden gate with Union Jacks, purple Jubilee bunting and some of the Queen’s most famous portraits

St Mary's Church in Launton, Bicester, is fundraising via the Jubilee by hosting a trail from 28th May to 12 June. One of the scarecrows looks like a corgi with a Jubilee flag placed in its mouth

St Mary’s Church in Launton, Bicester, is fundraising via the Jubilee by hosting a trail from 28th May to 12 June. One of the scarecrows looks like a corgi with a Jubilee flag placed in its mouth

Number 26 on the Launton scarecrow trail, which is being done to fundraise for St Mary's Church, has a scarecrow dressed like The Queen in her winter dog-walking wear complete with wellies and a tweed blazer

Number 26 on the Launton scarecrow trail, which is being done to fundraise for St Mary’s Church, has a scarecrow dressed like The Queen in her winter dog-walking wear complete with wellies and a tweed blazer

Participants of the Launton trail have to find 42 royally themed scarecrows and royal displays around the village. One of them is pictured

Participants of the Launton trail have to find 42 royally themed scarecrows and royal displays around the village. One of them is pictured

Launton has scarecrows and royal displays around the village, as pictured, with a purple satin pillow to showcase a homemade crown complete with colourful stick-on jewels to match that of Her Majesty's

Launton has scarecrows and royal displays around the village, as pictured, with a purple satin pillow to showcase a homemade crown complete with colourful stick-on jewels to match that of Her Majesty’s

One house in Oxfordshire, taking part in the scarecrow trail in the village of Launton, displayed their very own Duchess of Cambridge, who wore a crown with blue and red hearts and a red, white and blue outfit

One house in Oxfordshire, taking part in the scarecrow trail in the village of Launton, displayed their very own Duchess of Cambridge, who wore a crown with blue and red hearts and a red, white and blue outfit

Another scarecrow placed in Launton, Bicester, Oxfordshire, for the trail is of the Queen's Guard with a red jacket, gold button details and drawn-on facial features, who is being sheltered by the rain

Another scarecrow placed in Launton, Bicester, Oxfordshire, for the trail is of the Queen’s Guard with a red jacket, gold button details and drawn-on facial features, who is being sheltered by the rain

Pictured, a medieval jester scarecrow in Launton, Bicester

A suit-wearing scarecrow, which may be one created to liken Prince Charles, who wears a medal with the Queen on in and holding a sign celebrating the 70 years on the throne

Pictured left, a medieval jester scarecrow, and right, a suit-wearing scarecrow, which may be one created to liken Prince Charles, who wears a medal with the Queen on in and holding a sign celebrating the 70 years on the throne

Number 31 in the scarecrow trail in Launton has a grey curly wig, possibly to depict the Queen, wearing a silver crown complete with red jewels and a long pearl necklace

Number 31 in the scarecrow trail in Launton has a grey curly wig, possibly to depict the Queen, wearing a silver crown complete with red jewels and a long pearl necklace

Another scarecrow in Launton depicts Anne, Princess Royal who accompanied Prince Charles on horseback alongside Prince William for Trooping the Colour

Another scarecrow in Launton depicts Anne, Princess Royal who accompanied Prince Charles on horseback alongside Prince William for Trooping the Colour

Wendy Malone, from Surrey, pictured right with her grandchildren, pictured spent the day on The Mall for the Platinum Jubilee. Pictured beside the police officer, from left, Tilly, Blake, Vinnie, Niamh, Wendy and Carol, and in front Harley and Macie Malone

Pictured, Wendy Malone's grandchildren, Niamh, Macie and Tilly Malone, celebrating the Queen's Jubilee

Wendy Malone, from Surrey, pictured second from right in the left photo, spent the day on The Mall watching Trooping the Colour with her grandchildren, pictured from left to right in left photo, beside the police officer: Tilly, Blake, Vinnie, Niamh, Wendy and Carol Malone, and in the right photo, Niamh, Macie and Tilly Malone

This display at the front of a house in Launton shows scarecrows of a Queen's Guard sat with Her Majesty as they enjoy a cup of tea in front of a Union Jack and the Ukrainian flag

This display at the front of a house in Launton shows scarecrows of a Queen’s Guard sat with Her Majesty as they enjoy a cup of tea in front of a Union Jack and the Ukrainian flag

This house in a village near Harrogate, north Yorkshire, put a cardboard cut out of the Queen to look as though 'she is on the balcony', waving at passing people and traffic

This house in a village near Harrogate, north Yorkshire, put a cardboard cut out of the Queen to look as though ‘she is on the balcony’, waving at passing people and traffic

The celebrations have gone further than just the UK though - with one patriotic German joining in with putting up flags of the UK's four nations, the Royal Standard, and even miniature black-hatted redcoats which look as though they are guarding his home like they do the royal residences in Britain

The celebrations have gone further than just the UK though – with one patriotic German joining in with putting up flags of the UK’s four nations, the Royal Standard, and even miniature black-hatted redcoats which look as though they are guarding his home like they do the royal residences in Britain

Stephen Rosner, 57, who lives near Mainz, western Germany, decorated his home (pictured) with every royal ornament to hand. He told MailOnline he will be celebrating the Jubilee with some friends for tea at 5pm this bank holiday Thursday

Stephen Rosner, 57, who lives near Mainz, western Germany, decorated his home (pictured) with every royal ornament to hand. He told MailOnline he will be celebrating the Jubilee with some friends for tea at 5pm this bank holiday Thursday

Stephen Rosner's home, near Mainz, in western Germany, has also got involved in the celebrations

He also displayed flags of the UK's four nations as well as more royal ornaments

Stephen Rosner’s home, near Mainz, in western Germany, has also got involved in the celebrations. He said: ‘At the time of the Queen’s visit to Germany in 1978, I was 14 and happened to be watching television when the festivities were broadcast. It made a deep and lasting impression on me and it turned out that this moment would quite literally change my life’

Chris Whewell shared a picture of preparations for his garden party in Bridgwater, which already has a seaside theme. He said it 'marries with all our Union Jack items'

Chris Whewell shared a picture of preparations for his garden party in Bridgwater, which already has a seaside theme. He said it ‘marries with all our Union Jack items’

Ian Sherwood, a councillor from Swaffham, Norfolk, shared his snaps on board MSC Cruises

The ship placed a 9x16 ft (2.7x4.8m) Platinum Jubilee cake in the lobby area of the ship

Even those not on home soil have enjoyed a touch of Jubilee celebrations to their holidays, with Italian global cruise line, MSC Cruises, based in Geneva, which is currently in Oslo, Norway, presenting a gigantic cake (2.7×4.8m) shown to all those on board which sat in the lobby area of the ship. Ian Sherwood, a councillor from Swaffham, Norfolk, pictured left on board the ship with his wife Julie

Julie Sherwood, pictured on board MSC Cruises, also had Jubilee-themed chocolate displays, with one depicting the Imperial State Crown

Another display showed a chocolate corgi

Julie Sherwood, also pictured on board MSC Cruises, also had Jubilee-themed chocolate displays, with one depicting the Imperial State Crown and another of Her Majesty’s favourite dog breed, a corgi

Lyn Warren pictured the hedge outside her home in East Leake, Loughborough, which she has decorated with a scarecrow-like figure, with the face of Her Majesty sat on a plastic horse

Lyn Warren pictured the hedge outside her home in East Leake, Loughborough, which she has decorated with a scarecrow-like figure, with the face of Her Majesty sat on a plastic horse

Lyn Warren's home in East Leake, Loughborough, Leicestershire, also added the head of a plastic horse by the front door

She added another scarecrow-like Queen sat on a chair with a corgi on her lap

Lyn Warren’s home in East Leake, Loughborough, Leicestershire, also added the head of a plastic horse by the front door as well as another scarecrow-like Queen sat on a chair with a corgi on her lap

Henry Watkinson, 11, enjoyed celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

The 11-year-old went to London to watch the festivities unfold

Henry Watkinson, 11, enjoyed celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on Thursday by heading down to London donning a card Jubilee crown and holding a Union Jack flag

**What are you doing to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee? Please email: lizzie.may@mailonline.co.uk with your snaps** 

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