The Queen will attend the flypast after the Trooping the Color Parade

youNation Jacks, corgis and devoted royal fans are already lining the streets in anticipation of today’s events, with many having camped out overnight to secure a prime spot outside Buckingham Palace.

Here are the details of the official Platinum Jubilee festivities taking place today.

10 a.m.: Trooping the Color Parade

The Queen will salute from the balcony of Buckingham Palace for Trooping the Color this year. Over 1,400 marching soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians will unite in the traditional parade to mark the Queen’s official birthday. They will ride down The Mall to Horse Guard’s Parade, joined by members of the Royal Family on horseback and carriages.

11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.: RAF flypast

The event will end with an RAF flypast, watched by members of the Royal Family from the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

9:25 p.m.: Lighting of beacons

Buckingham Palace has confirmed that the UK’s long tradition of celebrating royal jubilees, weddings and coronations with beacon lighting will also take place today.

After Trooping the Colour, the Queen will return to Windsor for an evening ceremony in which she will symbolically light the main Jubilee beacon, in a double ceremony with her grandson the Duke of Cambridge.

She will touch a blue ‘Commonwealth of Nations globe’, set on a blue and gold cushion, which will set off a cascade of chase lights from Windsor to London – ending 22 miles away at Buckingham Palace.

There, the Duke of Cambridge will see the ‘Tree of Trees’ light up, a sculpture made up of 350 native trees – the crowning achievement of a streak of 3,000 lighthouses around the Commonwealth.

Beacons will also be lit in each of the Commonwealth capitals for the first time ever.

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