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Britons took to the streets and parks today to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with bunting-filled parties, picnics and family fun days – on the second day of festivities to mark Her Majesty’s 70 years on the throne.
As the country basked in glorious sunshine, communities came together to host princess dress up competitions, tugs of war and eat plenty of cake decorated in red, white and blue.
In Nansledan, Newquay, a Platinum Jubilee ‘picnic extravaganza’ is taking place today with plenty of entertainment for those looking to spend the bank holiday Friday toasting to the Queen.
The party has been good fun for all the family with children pictured playing tug of war with a rope covered in Union Jack flags, dogs taking part in a show, live music, bingo, a royal quiz, and plenty of Lady Vale cream teas on offer for locals joining in on the celebrations
Residents of Ferndown, Dorset showed their love for the Queen this afternoon with a family funday and Jubilee picnic on the King George V playing fields.
A three-year-old girl called Nancy after winning the Under five years old Best Dress competition during Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum jubilee celebrations in Masham, northern England.
Cuckfield High Street was closed off for 1,000 people celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee this afternoon at their street party, where they also had entertainment for both young and old.
And incredible aerial shots of a gigantic street party in Swanage show residents tucking in to their Friday afternoon meal.
Morris dancers from Thaxted performed outside The Red Lion pub in Steeple Bumpstead, Essex, this morning as members of the public watched on, with the street covered in Union Jacks.
In Nansledan, Newquay, a Platinum Jubilee ‘picnic extravaganza’ is taking place today with plenty of entertainment for those looking to spend the bank holiday Friday toasting to the Queen. The party has been good fun for all the family with children pictured playing tug of war with a rope covered in Union Jack flags
Three-year-old Nancy poses after winning the Under five years old Best Dress competition during Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum jubilee celebrations in Masham, northern England
Residents in Knighton Road, Plymouth, enjoy a Jubilee street party on Friday, where they had a selection of food available including finger sandwiches, muffins and other treats
Residents of Ferndown, Dorset showed their love for the Queen this afternoon with a family funday and Jubilee picnic on the King George V playing fields
In Briton Ferry, near Swansea, residents took part in a Pram Parade – with one group going with a Cabinet theme, masking themselves up with the faces of Jacob Rees-Mogg, Boris Johnson, who pushes the ‘Party Bus’ which has champagne balloons and Union Jacks attached to it, along with Priti Patel and Michael Gove
Cuckfield High Street was closed off for 1,000 people celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee this afternoon at their street party, where they also had entertainment for both young and old
Up and down the country, local streets have been covered in red, white and blue just like they did for Her Majesty’s Coronation in June 1953.
Families and neighbours have all joined together to celebrate the Queen in her 70 long years reigning Great Britain, and the country as a whole has pulled no punches when it comes to decorating with miles of bunting and Jubilee memorabilia.
Today’s royal celebrations began with a service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral in central London. At 10.50am, Great Paul, the largest church bell in the country at 16.5tons, pealed to herald service of thanksgiving for the Queen’s long reign.
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 has also announced the the Queen will not be attending the Epsom Derby on Saturday.
Participants wave flags during the Swanage’s street party, where they enjoyed food and drink with plenty of Union Jacks decorating the high street
Swanage residents tuck into their food as they chat amongst themselves on the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend, with hundreds holding, wearing or waving Union Jacks
Locals in Swanage are in high spirits this afternoon as they laugh and chat with one another for the town’s Jubilee street party
Those taking part in the Platinum Jubilee Party wore Union Jacks wherever they could with one man, pictured left, even donning a tie with the Great British Flag on it. A woman is also pictured wearing a t-shirt with the Queen’s reigning years
The Railway Club in Stretford has been hosting a Jubilee party with plenty of Union Jacks covering the beer garden area as people enjoy a drink on the bank holiday weekend
These ladies headed out for a Friday afternoon drink at The Railway Club in Stretford which was hosting a Jubilee party
This incredible aerial shot of Swanage’s huge street party shows hundreds of people in the Dorset town enjoying a meal with each other on Friday
Neighbours pictured on Sea View Road, in Cosham, near Portsmouth, enjoyed their street party, with Union Jack bunting decorating the entire street
Pictured in Kelvindale, Glasgow, residents brought out their tables, chairs and a canapy where they served food and drink for their very own Jubilee street party
Celebrations were taking place in Roath, Cardiff, with one woman posing with a scarecrow-like ‘Queen’ who wears a crown and holds bank notes as well as a decorated glass
The Queen 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.
The Red Arrows displayed the number 70 in a jaw-dropping formation for Her Majesty.
Nancy, three, pictured centre, poses after winning the under five’s Best Dress competition during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations taking place in Masham, north Yorkshire
People pictured at the fun fair taking place in the grounds of Rochester Castle on Friday afternoon in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
Friends and families enjoy a drink in the sunshine in Nensledan, Newquay, Cornwall, for the Friday of the Queen’s Jubilee
The street party on Salisbury Road was just outside of The Saltram Club pub, which topped off their Jubilee decorations with a red, white and blue balloon archway for partygoers to walk through
Another road in Plymouth enjoyed a street party, Salisbury Road, where they had an ice cream van parked up right at the end
People enjoyed a drink on this bank holiday Friday wearing Union Jacks on their heads for the second day of Jubilee celebrations. Pictured at a Jubilee picnic on the King George V playing fields in Ferndown, Dorset
The royal treatment! This man wore a blow-up golden crown and relaxed as he was poured a glass of champers in King George V playing fields in Ferndown, Dorset
Over in Steeple Bumpstead, Essex, Morris dancers from Thaxted performed outside The Red Lion pub on Friday morning surrounded by bunting and Union Jacks as people watched on
Day two’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations have begun in Steeple Bumpstead, Essex, where Morris dancers from Thaxted performed on the street outside The Red Lion pub
Crowds gathered to watch the arrivals for the National Service of Thanksgiving for the Queen’s reign at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday morning
Ready for day two of the Jubilee! A man is pictured wearing a Union Jack top, matching with his dogs, as he walks on The Mall outside Buckingham Palace in London on Friday
One competitor in the dog competition which took place at Nansledan Jubilee Party this afternoon gets her red, white and blue winning rosette for her pup
A contestant and his dog are pictured at the dog show being held in Nansledan, Newquay, as part of their Platinum Jubilee party on Friday
Platinum Jubilee partygoers in Nansledan, Newquay, joined in on celebrations by bringing their pups along and dressing them with Union Jacks on this bank holiday Friday
These dogs wore Union Jacks as bandana scarves while taking part in the dog show at a Platinum Jubilee street party in Nansledan, Newquay, on Friday
Racegoers take a selfie with a cardboard cut-out of the Queen ahead of Ladies Day during the Cazoo Derby Festival at Epsom Racecourse in Surrey on Friday
For the second day of festivities, excited Brits are continuing on with the party to celebrate Her Majesty. Residents in Ferndown, Dorset showed their patriotism holding their Union Jack paper plates
Ivan’s Fish & Chip Shop in Cradley Heath, West Midlands, has been transformed into a huge 65sqm Union Jack for the Jubilee (pictured)
The family-run chippy has been going for 65 years and is now operated by Ivan’s son Warren Rudge, his wife Jenny and their son James. Warren Rudge is pictured
The pair used 12.5 litres of paint and 300m of masking tape to transform the building. Warren said he was waving at passers-by ‘every two seconds’ while working on the project which has been a hit on social media. James Rudge is pictured
Warren, 54, and 32-year-old James spent two days transforming the shop front – finishing just in time for the Bank Holiday weekend at 10.30pm on Wednesday night
And at family-run chippy Ivan’s Fish & Chip Shop in Cradley Heath, West Midlands, the owners have transformed the shop front into a huge 65sqm Union Jack for the Jubilee.
The chip shop has been going for 65 years and is now operated by Ivan’s son Warren Rudge, his wife Jenny and their son James.
Warren, 54, and 32-year-old James spent two days transforming the shop front – finishing just in time for the Bank Holiday weekend at 10.30pm on Wednesday night.
The pair used 12.5 litres of paint and 300m of masking tape to transform the building. Warren said he was waving at passers-by ‘every two seconds’ while working on the project which has been a hit on social media.
‘I’ve always been a strong supporter of the Queen so we wanted to do something to celebrate the 70 years,’ he said. ‘We were thinking what to do and we decided to paint the shop.
‘We only decided to do it on Sunday. It’s more impressive than we imagined. It took us two days, we did 12 hours each day – I’m aching now.
‘We painted it twice, we had to do two coats. We do really like it and would like to keep aspects of it. We’re so lucky to have such a great flag.
‘We’d have done it twice as quick if we didn’t have to keep waving every two seconds, I could’ve done with a third waving arm! It’s got to be one of the biggest Union Jacks in the country. You can see it for miles.
‘As the shop is 65 years old we’ve had some customers all that time, some have brought in their children’s children as well.’