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Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee finishes in style (Video highlights)

View Photo Gallery: A star-studded concert caps Britain’s celebration of the queen’s 60th anniversary on the throne. In other events, the monarch led a flotilla down the Thames and visited the Epsom racecourse with her husband, Philip, for the running of the Derby. Britons everywhere partied, too.

Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee came to a close with fanfare on Tuesday, accompanied by church bells and chants of “God save the queen!” outside a service at St. Paul’s Cathedral, the AP reports.

So far, the Jubilee has also included performances by Paul McCartney and Elton John, a weekend of street parties and the lighting of 4,000 beacons across the United Kingdom and the world.

On Monday the Queen led a flotilla of 1,000 boats down the River Thames as part of the four-day revelry celebrating her 60th year on the throne.

Watch video highlights from the celebration here:

The Post’s Anthony Faiola reported that the Jubilee drew an estimated 1 million people to London.

The festivities were dampened by news that the queen’s husband, Prince Philip, had been hospitalized with a bladder infection, the AP reported. Queen Victoria, who ruled the British empire for 64 years, is the only other British monarch to have celebrated a Diamond Jubilee, in 1897.


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