Britain revelled in the fourth and final day of celebrations for Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee on Tuesday.
After the glitz and glamour of yesterday’s pop concert in her honour, the 86-year-old monarch joined senior royals and other top public figures for a service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral in central London.
The event was somewhat overshadowed by the absence of the Queen’s husband, Prince Philip, who is in hospital with a bladder infection.
Prime Minister David Cameron gave a reading paying tribute to the monarch as the country marks her 60 years on the throne.
The spiritual leader of the Church of England, The Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, also delivered a sermon in which he praised the Queen’s
service to Britain and the Commonwealth.
The Queen later took part in a carriage procession back to Buckingham Palace as a 60-gun salute was fired.