Platinum Jubilee recap: Jubilee Big Lunches took place across the area and there was bunting aplenty as residents in Portsmouth, Waterlooville, Havant, Fareham and Gosport came out in force for street parties

The Platinum Jubilee party has now come to an end as the four-day weekend draws to a close.

The historic four-day bank holiday weekend has marked Her Majesty’s 70 years on the throne.

Hundreds of street parties have been being staged to mark the celebration, with Big Lunch events on Southsea Common, the King George V playing fields and elsewhere today.

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Zoe Marriot and Ky Harding, with dog Callie in Fairmead Walk, Cowplain Picture: Alex Shute

Yesterday saw big events in Stoke Road in Gosport, Hayling Island and in Portsea, Portsmouth

On Thursday night beacons were lit and Friday parties started across Portsmouth, Havant, Fareham, Gosport and Waterlooville.

Last night saw the Platinum Party at the Palace at Buckingham Palace and this afternoon in London was the People’s Jubilee Pageant.

The bunting flies for a street party at Selsey Avenue in Gosport today Picture: Mike Cooter
Neighbours in Burbidge Grove, Southsea Paul Woolf and Trixie Humphrey enjoy the street party on Friday Picture: Simon Czapp/Solent News & Photo Agency
Left to right: Pam Brady and Joan Flowers, both from Gosport, at the Lee jubilee celebration

Platinum Jubilee street parties and events across the Portsmouth area

Last updated: Thursday, 02 June, 2022, 16:45

  • Residents turn up in their droves for Jubilee celebrations
  • Dozens of street parties are taking place
  • Today sees the Big Lunch picnics...
  • ....but the weather is not looking great

Jubilee celebrations get underway with massive royal event

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall leave Buckingham Palace by car for the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade, central London, as the Queen celebrates her official birthday, on day one of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Picture date: Thursday June 2, 2022.

PLATINUM Jubilee crowds were treated to the sight of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s children taking part in their first carriage procession as historic celebrations marking the Queen’s 70-year reign began.

Cheers went up from thousands of spectators on The Mall as they caught sight of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis with proud parent Kate and the Duchess of Cornwall.

The traditional carriage procession left Buckingham Palace ahead of Trooping the Colour, also known as the Birthday Parade – the start of four days of festivities honouring the Queen.

The nation is embracing the special extended bank holiday weekend of pomp, pageantry and star-studded festivities, which will see celebrities and the public gather in their millions in tribute to the monarch.

Thousands of wellwishers draped in Union flags, party hats and plastic tiaras flocked to central London for the Trooping spectacle.

More than 1,000 soldiers are involved in the traditional Trooping of the Colours event.

Jubilee celebrations get underway in London to kick-off the four-day weekend

Huge crowds turn out to watch Trooping of the Colour parade in London

THOUSANDS of people have packed into London to witness the opening spectacle of the Platinum Jubilee bonanza.

Streets across the capital have come to a standstill as crowds poured into the city to watch the Trooping of the Colour procession.

The young Cambridges and the duchesses’ carriage, known as a barouche, was followed by another carrying the Earl and Countess of Wessex and their children Lady Louise Mountbatten Windsor and Viscount Severn.

George, Charlotte and Louis smiled and waved enthusiastically as they sat in a row, with Louis the youngest in the middle of his older siblings.

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and the Princess Royal’s husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence processed in the final carriage.

On horseback at the rear in their uniforms were the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and the Princess Royal, resplendent in their military regalia – including their new Platinum Jubilee medals.

The Queen, meanwhile, was watching from Buckingham Palace, waiting to take a salute from the balcony accompanied by her cousin the Duke of Kent, Colonel of the Scots Guards, when the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment and the Guards make their way back from the parade ground.

London is ablaze - with red, white and blue

The Royal Procession leaves Buckingham Palace for the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade, central London

Gun salute planned i

A RARE 82-gun salute is set to take place this afternoon to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The display will take place at 12.52pm at the Tower of London and will be led by the armed forces.

What are gun salutes - and why do they take place on special royal occasions? (image: AFP/Getty Images)

Royal scarecrow appears in Portsmouth

A SCARECROW of the Queen has appeared in Portsmouth as the city gears up to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.

Surrounded by bunting and and Union Flags, the Royal tribute has popped up outside a house in Old Portsmouth.

It was created by Catherine Simpson and Commander Jeremy Simpson.

A picture of the scarecrow of the Queen has appeared in Old Portsmouth

Ministry of Defence salutes Her Majesty

Queen beams a smile as military jets fly over London

HER Majesty the Queen beamed with pride as 70 aircraft flew over Buckingham Palace to mark her Platinum Jubilee.

Helicopters, planes and jets roared over the capital in salute of the monarch’s extraordinary 70-years on the throne.

The flypast ended with 15 Typhoon fighter jets flying in formation to create a ‘70’ in the sky as the celebrated Red Arrows flew behind, trailling red, white and blue smoke.

Watched by thousands in the capital, the aerial tribute started with a Wildcat helicopter and two Merlin helicopters from the Royal Navy passing Buckingham Palace.

These were followed by formations of Apache, Puma and Chinhook helicopters as well as a range of jets, including the Voyager transporters and F-35 stealth fighters.

But it was the flypast of the Battle of Britain memorial flight, featuring Second World War planes including the Lancaster bomber, two Spitfires and two Hurricanes, that really brought a smile to the Queen.

Members of the working Royal Family gathered on the balcony beside the Queen, with the Prince of Wales standing at Her Majesty’s right-hand side. The pair could be seen chatting and smiling ahead of the flypast.

Earlier, huge cheers of ‘hooray’ erupted from the thousands of royal fans on The Mall in front of the palace.

Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she watches from the balcony at Buckingham Palace

Gun salutes ring out across Portsmouth for the Queen

LOUD naval gun salutes rang out in Portsmouth this afternoon as the Royal Navy paid tribute to the Queen.

To mark Her Majesty’s remarkable 70 years on the throne, Portsmouth Naval Base sounded a 42-gun Royal Salute.

The first blast sounded at midday and came ahead of the 82-gun salute in London to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

A saluting gun battery fired from the South Railway Jetty, with the tribute ringing out across Portsmouth Harbour,

Naval Base commander, Commodore JJ Bailey took the salute.

The Royal Navy staged a 42-gun salute to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
Sailors sounded the salute from Portsmouth Naval Base

Celebrations are in full swing at Lee’s jubilee party

Pat Firth and Josie Turpin, both from Lee, enjoying their fish and chips

HUNDREDS of people have taken to the streets of Lee-on-the-Solent to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Streets are decked in red, white and blue as revellers pour in to party in honour of Her Majesty.

Left to right: Holly Rafique, 39, from Surrey visiting families in Lee with her son, Zane, nine, and her niece Maisy Turnbull, seven, from Wickham
Left to right: Pam Brady and Joan Flowers, both from Gosport, wave their flags during the Lee jubilee celebrations

Jubilee celebrations at Fort Cumberland

Celebrations for the Jubilee are in full swing at Fort Cumberland. The festivities have been organsied by the charity Forgotten Veterans UK.

A wide range of activities are on show.
People are thoroughly enjoying the Jubilee celebrations at Fort Cumberland.
People have flocked to Fort Cumberland to enjoy the bank holiday celebrations.
The festivities have been organised by Forgotten Veterans UK.
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