Yesterday marked the first day of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee. The day started with members of the royal family participating in the Trooping the Colour parade, which was followed by the RAF flypast viewing on top of the Buckingham Palace balcony—where Prince Louis stole the show with his funny facial expressions. To close out the day, the monarch led the lighting of the Principal Beacon, where she made the U.K. shine bright like a diamond.
The queen led the ceremony at Windsor Castle, symbolically setting off a chain reaction, while her grandson, Prince William, saw the final result as the Principal Beacon lit up outside Buckingham Palace. The “Tree of Trees” is being used to honor Her Majesty’s 70-year reign on the throne. Around 3,000 beacons were lit across the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth simultaneously.