Beacons lit across the UK as country celebrates Platinum Jubilee

The Queen symbolically led the lighting of the principal Platinum Jubilee beacon in a spectacular end to the first day of historic national commemorations celebrating her 70-year-reign. With the touch of her hand the Queen illuminates a globe and sent a river of light from her Windsor Castle home to Buckingham Palace. Thousands of beacons were then lit up across the UK and the Commonwealth.

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