PATRIOTIC neighbours have pulled out all the stops to make sure their houses are kitted out in style for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
The streets of Portsmouth are awash with red, white and blue as residents show off their royal memorabilia and put up their collection of bunting and Union flags.
This weekend hundreds of people will celebrate Her Majesty’s 60th year on the throne through an array of Jubilee-themed events.
Royalist Frankie Banks, of Tregaron Avenue, Cosham, said she couldn’t wait to mark the Queen’s occasion.
‘I put flags up outside my house about a week ago,’ she said. ‘Now I’m busy getting ready all the bits I need for a treasure hunt I’m holding on Monday for my grandchildren Cameron, Mia, George, Rosie and their friends. I’ve loved everything about the royal family ever since I was a child.’
John Brooks, 51, and his wife Karen Brooks, 49, have planted red, white and blue plants in the forecourt of their home in Kensington Road, Copnor. Mr Brooks said: ‘It’s a great chance to show our support for the Queen.’