Tributes to the Queen light up Marble Arch and Stonehenge for Platinum Jubilee

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Tributes to the Queen light up Marble Arch and Stonehenge for Platinum Jubilee
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Images of the Queen throughout her 70 year reign have been beamed onto the side of Marble Arch and Stonehenge to mark her Platinum Jubilee.

The projections lit up the ancient stone monument in Salisbury Plain with eight images of Her Majesty with one from each decade of her reign, including her coronation aged just 27.

The illumination also depicts the Queen, now aged 96, walking her beloved corgis and riding a horse in the colourful display by English Heritage.

Undated handout photo issued by English Heritage of images of the Queen from each decade of her reign (PA)
Undated handout photo issued by English Heritage of images of the Queen from each decade of her reign (PA)

In London, The National Portrait Gallery selected six portraits of Queen Elizabeth II from its collection which were projected onto Marble Arch.

These included Dorothy Wilding’s portraits of the Queen ahead of her wedding day in 1947, and shortly after she acceded to the throne in 1952 following the death of her father King George VI.

The projections came as other people wanting to celebrate the Queen’s 70-year reign with neighbours have been warned against hosting unauthorised street celebrations.

A special permit is needed to close local roads to celebrate the jubilee. The deadline to apply for most councils was at the end of April.

Millions of people are expected to attend street gatherings over the four-day weekend, but UK local authorities have only approved 16,000 official applications to close roads for parties.

Technology minister and Croydon South MP Chris Philp, on Monday, said town halls should “show a bit of flexibility and pragmatism in support of Her Majesty”.

His comments came as a council in Hertfordshire asked an organiser to fill in 23 pages of forms, including the outline of a counter-terror plan, before the street gathering could be approved.

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