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Platinum Jubilee Of Elizabeth II: Thousands Gather For Pageant In Central London

The Platinum Jubilee celebrations marking the Queen's 70 years on the throne are the first of their kind - aside from Victoria, no other Queen or King of Great Britain has even reigned for 60 years.

A huge Pageant celebrating the final day of the jubilee held in London, as thousands across the country come together for street parties.

The Star-Studded Carnival, featuring vintage cars, puppets and daleks processed towards Buckingham Palace.

The show culminated in 200 well-known faces joining Ed Sheeran in a mass rendition of god save the Queen.

Meanwhile, some 10 million people have been holding big Jubilee lunches, picnics and barbecues, across the UK.

The queen, who has been experiencing mobility problems in recent months, was not able to attend the event herself.

But she kicked off the event with a pre-filmed comedy sketch showing her sharing a pot of tea with Paddington Bear, where they both confessed to carrying around a marmalade sandwich.

Charles and Camilla began the final day of celebrations marking the queen's 70-year reign by meeting guests at a street party in South London.

They inspected tables strung with union flag bunting and laden with cakes before meeting people taking part.

The procession, followed a similar route the 96-year-old monarch took on her coronation day in 1953, will evoke the different decades of her reign.

It featured the 260-year-old gold state coach which carried the queen to her coronation.

There were celebrities in colourful open-top double-decker buses, and a peloton of 300 cyclists led by the Olympic Gold Medallist Sir Chris Hoy.