HUNDREDS of people across the country celebrated the platinum jubilee at street parties while live music, and life-size cut outs of the Queen herald the historic occasion.

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Events range from family picnics to community street parties, in what the Met Office has said will be a quintessentially British summer bank holiday of drizzle and patchy sunshine.

But the weather did not put off the crowds in Brighton and Hove.

The city council gave approved more than 80 road closures to allow communities across the city to come together to mark Her Majesty’s 70 years on the throne.

Preparations for the four-day extravaganza began well in advance, with business seeing in a surge in customers in the build up to the bank holiday.

Hove and Portslade MP Peter Kyle praised people in his constituency for organising dozens of parties.

He said: “Amazing jubilee street parties right across Hove, Portslade and Hangleton today.

“I’ve had so much fun, been offered so much cake and even planted a jubilee rose bus.

“During Covid the Queen said we would all be together again.

“Thanks to her, this weekend we are.”

An estimated 10 million across the national celebrated the Queen’s platinum jubilee, according to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

The department also said that more than 70,000 ‘Big Jubilee Lunches’ and 200,000 more local events had been planned across the four nations.

Many official events also collecting money for charities throughout the bank holiday.

Across the Commonwealth and the rest of the world, more than 600 Big Jubilee Lunches were planned in around 80 countries – from Greenland to New Zealand.

The celebrations drew to a close on Sunday evening when the Queen appeared on the Buckingham Palace balcony alongside the core members of the Royal Family.

Future king the Prince of Wales, and his wife the Duchess of Cornwall, who was publicly backed this year by the monarch to one day use the title Queen, emerged with the head of state as she stepped onto the Buckingham Palace balcony.

There too were the next in line, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince George.