Over the decades, the Queen’s Jubilees have been colorful displays of pageantry, parties and pop concerts, giving the nation the chance to come together in celebration of the monarch and her years of service.
From the flag-adorned street jamborees of 1977 to the star-studded TV concert of 2002 and the river extravaganza of 2012, the Queen’s Silver, Gold and Diamond Jubilees have been significant milestones during her reign.
Now Elizabeth II is set to become the first British monarch to reach her Platinum Jubilee – marking 70 years on the throne.
It’s likely to be bittersweet, as this is his first jubilee without the Duke of Edinburgh. A look back at the Queen’s past jubilees…
Silver Jubilee in 1977
The Queen’s first Jubilee saw her travel 56,000 miles around the world in celebration, traveling from Western Samoa, Australia and New Zealand to Tonga, Fiji, Tasmania, Papua- New Guinea, Canada and the West Indies.
Large crowds also turned out to see her on a busy UK tour when she visited 36 counties in 10 weeks to mark 25 years on the throne. In Lancashire alone, more than a million people came to see the monarch.