Queen Elizabeth Celebrates Platinum Jubilee

This week, Queen Elizabeth is being honored with a Platinum Jubilee. The four-day celebration will mark the Queen’s 70th anniversary on the British Throne and this morning, thousands of people gathered outside of Buckingham Palace as members of the Royal family stood on the balcony for the 70-aircraft flyby. Tonight more than 3,200 beacons will be ignited to symbolize the torchlight relays once deployed in England to warn of possible invasion. Tomorrow the Queen and Royal family will attend a church service of thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. Saturday the Royals will attend a horse race at Epsom Downs and a concert will take place at the Buckingham Palace. On Sunday, more than 10 million people are expected to take part in ‘Big Jubilee Lunches’ across the nation with parties and BBQ’s planned throughout the world. The weekend will wrap up with a ‘People’s Pageant.’