Bringing out the big guns: Gunners from The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery…

Bringing out the big guns: Gunners from The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery…

Parade: Hundreds turned out along St John's Wood High Street in London today to watch soldiers from the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery leave their nearby barracks for the last time before heading to Hyde Park for a 41-gun Royal Salute

'In this special year, I dedicate myself anew to your service': Queen's vow as Diamond Jubilee celebrations begin with 62-gun Royal Salute on Accession Day

Parade: Hundreds turned out along St John's Wood High Street in London today to watch soldiers from the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery leave their nearby barracks for the last time before heading to Hyde Park for a 41-gun Royal Salute

Soldiers of the Royal Artillery are pictured firing 105mm Light Guns during an…

Soldiers of the Royal Artillery are pictured firing 105mm Light Guns during an…

Boom: Soldiers from the Honourable Artillery Company fire blank rounds during the 62-gun Royal Salute at the Tower of London in front of Tower Bridge today

'In this special year, I dedicate myself anew to your service': Queen's vow as Diamond Jubilee celebrations begin with 62-gun Royal Salute on Accession Day

Boom: Soldiers from the Honourable Artillery Company fire blank rounds during the 62-gun Royal Salute at the Tower of London in front of Tower Bridge today

Guardsman line up and salute the Queen earlier today as she arrives at Buckingham Palace

Home in style, with Camilla at her side: Queen returns to Buckingham Palace in surrounded by household cavalry, tens of thousands of well-wishers and the woman who had to be hidden at her last jubilee

Guardsman line up and salute the Queen earlier today as she arrives at Buckingham Palace

Standing on ceremony: HRH Prince Michael of Kent, Master Gunner of the Tower of London, left, walks with the new chief Yeoman of the Tower Alan Kingshott, right, ahead of the 62-gun Royal Salute at the Tower today

'In this special year, I dedicate myself anew to your service': Queen's vow as Diamond Jubilee celebrations begin with 62-gun Royal Salute on Accession Day

Standing on ceremony: HRH Prince Michael of Kent, Master Gunner of the Tower of London, left, walks with the new chief Yeoman of the Tower Alan Kingshott, right, ahead of the 62-gun Royal Salute at the Tower today

The Queen addressed both Houses of Parliament for the first time in a decade as MPs peers and dignitaries honoured her 60 years on the throne.  The Queen thanked the nation, looked back on her reign, re-pledged her allegiance and praised her loyal family.

Get on with it, you Bercow! Cameron looks ratty as Speaker hijacks the Queen's Jubilee address to waffle on about gay rights

The Queen addressed both Houses of Parliament for the first time in a decade as MPs peers and dignitaries honoured her 60 years on the throne. The Queen thanked the nation, looked back on her reign, re-pledged her allegiance and praised her loyal family.

Pomp and pageantry: The parliamentary maces were carried in procession into Westminster Hall, followed by the Yeomen of the Guard in ceremonial uniform

Get on with it, you Bercow! Cameron looks ratty as Speaker hijacks the Queen's Jubilee address to waffle on about gay rights

Pomp and pageantry: The parliamentary maces were carried in procession into Westminster Hall, followed by the Yeomen of the Guard in ceremonial uniform

All change: Camilla took her place on the front row of the Royal Box as she watched the Diamond Jubilee concert

Home in style, with Camilla at her side: Queen returns to Buckingham Palace in surrounded by household cavalry, tens of thousands of well-wishers and the woman who had to be hidden at her last jubilee

All change: Camilla took her place on the front row of the Royal Box as she watched the Diamond Jubilee concert

Wealthy: Her Majesty meets the Sultan of Brunei and wife Raja Isteri Pengira Anak Hajah Saleha

Monarchy in the UK: Procession of Queens and Princesses join Her Majesty at biggest gathering of royalty since her Coronation

Wealthy: Her Majesty meets the Sultan of Brunei and wife Raja Isteri Pengira Anak Hajah Saleha

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