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Thank God It’s Jubilee Friday! Drinkers hit town centres for ANOTHER royal knees-up

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Jubilant Britons headed to town centres across the country on Friday night for yet another royal knees-up to celebrate the Queen’s four-day Platinum Jubilee weekend. 

Proud subjects across the land donned Union Jack face paint and party hats as they basked in the balmy afternoon temperatures before carrying on the festivities well into the evening. 

Revellers at a pub in London donned short-sleeved shirts and sunglasses as they raised their glasses to a cardboard cut-out of Her Majesty, who is celebrating 70 years as the country’s head of state. 

In Liverpool, gal pals donned their best short-length dresses as they had a drink – or two – to commemorate the ‘Platty Joobs’ – the somewhat divisive nickname given to the once-in-a-lifetime event. 

Elsewhere, old timers were all smiles in Belfast as they raised a glass in honour of Queen Elizabeth II, who is now Britain’s longest-ever serving monarch. 

In Leeds, young women donned Union Jack mini-skirts while others dressed as the Queen’s palace guard soldiers. 

Fancy dress was also seen in the party capital of Newcastle, with one reveller dressed as Ali G and others donning Queen face masks. 

It comes ahead of another day of festivities planned for Saturday, including the Epsom Derby and the highly-anticipated Party At The Palace concert. 

The Queen has been forced to miss the derby owing to ‘discomfort’ over her mobility issues, after also pulling out of the thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday. 

The concert at Buckingham Palace on Saturday night will play host to huge stars, including Diana Ross, Sir Rod Stewart and Eurovision runner-up Sam Ryder. 

It is not known if the Queen will be forced to miss other events but sources suggest royal aides are prioritising having her be fit enough to be on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Sunday’s grand pageant finale. 

In Leeds, young women donned Union Jack mini-skirts as they celebrated day two of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Group of friends don Queen face masks as they enjoy a night on the toon in Newcastle on Friday

Group of friends don Queen face masks as they enjoy a night on the toon in Newcastle on Friday 

Party goers in Leeds dress up as the Queen's guard during day two of Platinum Jubilee festivities

Party goers in Leeds dress up as the Queen’s guard during day two of Platinum Jubilee festivities 

Revellers enjoy a Friday night out on the town as the Queen's Platinum Jubilee four-day weekend celebrations continue this evening in Newcastle

Revellers enjoy a Friday night out on the town as the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee four-day weekend celebrations continue this evening in Newcastle

Friends are all smiles in Leeds on Friday night as they wrap themselves in Union Jack bunting

Friends are all smiles in Leeds on Friday night as they wrap themselves in Union Jack bunting 

Group of beaming young women pose for the camera as they enjoy a jubilant Friday night out in Newcastle

Group of beaming young women pose for the camera as they enjoy a jubilant Friday night out in Newcastle 

Revellers in Newcastle

Revellers in Newcastle

Party time in Newcastle on Friday as revellers throw their hands in the air during day two of celebrations

Peace to the Queen: Party goers in shades pose for a picture in Leeds city centre on Friday night

Peace to the Queen: Party goers in shades pose for a picture in Leeds city centre on Friday night 

In Liverpool, gal pals donned their best short-length dresses as they had a drink or two to commemorate the 'Platty Joobs' - the somewhat divisive nickname given to the once-in-a-lifetime event

In Liverpool, gal pals donned their best short-length dresses as they had a drink or two to commemorate the ‘Platty Joobs’ – the somewhat divisive nickname given to the once-in-a-lifetime event

Group of friends don crowns and carry Union Jack flags as they walk through Leeds city centre on Friday night

Group of friends don crowns and carry Union Jack flags as they walk through Leeds city centre on Friday night 

Friends in fancy dress embrace as they head to the bars in Leeds city centre on Friday night

Friends in fancy dress embrace as they head to the bars in Leeds city centre on Friday night 

Fancy dress was also seen in the party capital of Newcastle, with one reveller dressed as Ali G (pictured) and others donning Queen face masks

Fancy dress was also seen in the party capital of Newcastle, with one reveller dressed as Ali G (pictured) and others donning Queen face masks

Friends hold hands as they cross the road to another bar in the city centre of Leeds on Friday night

Friends hold hands as they cross the road to another bar in the city centre of Leeds on Friday night 

Old timers were all smiles in Belfast on Friday evening as they raised a glass in honour of Queen Elizabeth II, who is now Britain's longest-ever serving monarch

Old timers were all smiles in Belfast on Friday evening as they raised a glass in honour of Queen Elizabeth II, who is now Britain’s longest-ever serving monarch

Proud subjects across the land donned Union Jack face paint and party hats as they basked in the balmy afternoon temperatures before carrying on the festivities well into the evening. (Pictured: Royal fan in Norfolk)

Proud subjects across the land donned Union Jack face paint and party hats as they basked in the balmy afternoon temperatures before carrying on the festivities well into the evening. (Pictured: Royal fan in Norfolk) 

Revellers at a pub in London donned short-sleeved shirts and sunglasses as they raised their glasses to a cardboard cut-out of Her Majesty, who is celebrating 70 years as the country's head of state

Revellers at a pub in London donned short-sleeved shirts and sunglasses as they raised their glasses to a cardboard cut-out of Her Majesty, who is celebrating 70 years as the country’s head of state

Londoners enjoy a drink at a bar during the celebrations of the Platinum Jubilee on early Friday evening

Londoners enjoy a drink at a bar during the celebrations of the Platinum Jubilee on early Friday evening 

Cheers! Group of friends raise a glass in central London early Friday evening, on day two of the long Platinum Jubilee weekend

Cheers! Group of friends raise a glass in central London early Friday evening, on day two of the long Platinum Jubilee weekend

Royal fan chats away while donning a Union Jack party hat in central London on Friday afternoon

Royal fan chats away while donning a Union Jack party hat in central London on Friday afternoon 

Londoners at a street party during the celebrations of the Platinum Jubilee of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in London, Britain, 03 June 2022

Londoners at a street party during the celebrations of the Platinum Jubilee of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II in London, Britain, 03 June 2022

Central London was packed on Friday afternoon as Brits enjoyed day two of the Platinum Jubilee weekend

Central London was packed on Friday afternoon as Brits enjoyed day two of the Platinum Jubilee weekend 

On Friday, Brits took to the streets and parks to celebrate the Jubilee with bunting-filled parties, picnics and family fun days.

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’ saw children 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 celebrated the Queen’s 70 years on the throne this afternoon with a family funday and Jubilee picnic on the King George V playing fields.

In Masham, northern England, a three-year-old girl called Nancy was crowned winner of the Under five years old Best Dress competition during Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum jubilee celebrations.

In Sussex, 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 in Dorset showed residents tucking into their celebratory 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. 

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. 

In Nansledan, Newquay, a Platinum Jubilee 'picnic extravaganza' saw children 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

In Nansledan, Newquay, a Platinum Jubilee ‘picnic extravaganza’ saw children 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 

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

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, cupcakes and other treats

Residents in Knighton Road, Plymouth, enjoy a Jubilee street party on Friday, where they had a selection of food available including finger sandwiches, cupcakes 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

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

In Sussex, 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

In Sussex, 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

Participants wave flags during the Swanage's street party, where they enjoyed food and drink with plenty of Union Jacks decorating the high street

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Queen made two appearances Thursday, 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 that same evening.

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

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

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

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

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, complete with its own ice cream van parked up right at the end

Another road in Plymouth enjoyed a street party, complete with its own 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

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

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

Over in Steeple Bumpstead, Essex, Morris dancers from Thaxted performed outside The Red Lion pub on Friday morning surrounded by bunting and Union Jacks

Morris dancers from Thaxted performed on the street outside The Red Lion pub  during Platinum Jubilee celebrations on Friday in Steeple Bumpstead, Essex

Morris dancers from Thaxted performed on the street outside The Red Lion pub  during Platinum Jubilee celebrations on Friday in Steeple Bumpstead, Essex

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

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

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

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

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

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

A dog wearing a Union Jack bandana for the Nansledan dog show

Another dog pictured wearing a Union Jack flag around its neck for the dog show in Nansledan on Friday afternoon

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

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

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)

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 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

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

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

Meanwhile 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.’

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