Elizabeth lit a flare at Buckingham Palace last night. Her platinum anniversary was celebrated with a blazing flare. The queen walked with the wand and pressed the big button after which the main beacon with the Trees was lit.
The beacon is made up of a 21 meter tall tree comprising 350 smaller trees. After Elizabeth adjusted the ignition, American singer Gregory Porter sang a song and Buckingham Palace was illuminated with a light show.
Beacons have been lit across England to celebrate Elizabeth’s 70th birthday on the throne. This is also the case in the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and the British Overseas Territories.
The goal is for the lighthouse to form a kind of chain, as is usually the case as a means of communication. Now it has become a symbol of unity between cities, countries and continents.
In 1897, a beacon was lit to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. In 1977, 2002 and 2012, Elizabeth’s Silver, Gold and Diamond Jubilees were also celebrated with landmarks, such as Elizabeth’s 90th birthday in 2016.
Queen Elizabeth has reigned for 70 years, which is why there are four feast days in England. The celebrations started yesterday with a parade of horses, soldiers and musicians in London. The Queen appeared on stage at Buckingham Palace as the plane flew overhead.
A thanksgiving service is scheduled for today at St. Cathedral. Paul in London. The Queen won’t be there because she didn’t feel well during yesterday’s parade.
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