Left to right, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Price Harry wave to the crowds from Buckingham Palace Tuesday, June 5 in London. The royal family waved to well-wishers from the balcony, capping off four days of celebrations in honor of the Queen's Diamond Jubillee.
The Red Arrows fly over fly in formation over Buckingham Palace and huge crowds on the Mall to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in London on Tuesday.
The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
The crowd is escorted down The Mall during the Diamond Jubilee carriage procession following the service of thanksgiving at St.Paul's Cathedral on the Mall, Tuesday in London.
The Queen greets royal revelers
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Buckingham Palace at the end of a carriage procession following a national service of thanksgiving in London on Tuesday. Queen Elizabeth II attended the final day of celebrations for her Diamond Jubilee, but the pomp and splendor were marred by the absence of her husband Prince Philip after he was hospitalized.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, travel in a carriage through Trafalgar Square, London on route to Buckingham Palace during the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Tuesday. Nelson's Column cam be seen in the background.
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Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Buckingham Palace Concert Finale
Spectators speak to a policeman as they stand in Parliament Square waiting to see the Queen in London on Tuesday. Cheering crowds thronged the streets of London for the grand finale to four days of festivities marking Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee.
Queen Elizabeth II travels by carriage to Buckingham Palace with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales after a lunch at Westminster Hall on Tuesday, in London. For only the second time in its history the UK celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of a monarch.
Guardsmen march onto the Mall in London to take up their positions ahead of a formal carriage procession as the Queen returns to Buckingham Palace following a thanks giving service and lunch at Westminster Hall Tuesday.
A military marching band plays music as crowds line up to watch the carriage procession carrying the Royal family in London on Tuesday. The carriage procession is part of a four-day Diamond Jubilee celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II accession to the throne
Left to right, British Prime Minister David Cameron, his wife Samantha, British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and his wife Miriam Gonzalez Durantez attend a national service of thanksgiving for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee at St Paul's Cathedral in London on Tuesday.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, bottom center, arrives inside St. Paul's Cathedral for a service of thanksgiving during Diamond Jubilee celebrations on Tuesday. Crowds cheering "God save the queen!" and pealing church bells greeted Queen Elizabeth II as she arrived for a service at St. Paul's Cathedral on the last of four days of celebrations.
The Dean of St. Paul's Cathedral, David Ison, and Britain's Queen Elizabeth II look at a commemorative inscription to Queen Victoria outside St. Paul's Cathedral, London, on Tuesday. Queen Victoria was the only other monarch who reigned for 60 years and more. Crowds cheering "God save the queen!" and pealing church bells greeted Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday as she arrived for a service at St. Paul's Cathedral on the last of four days of celebrations for her Diamond Jubilee.
Britain's Prince Andrew, Prince Charles, Prince William, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry are pictured on the steps of St. Paul's Cathedral after a thanksgiving service to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, in central London, Tuesday. Four days of nationwide celebrations during which millions of people have turned out to mark Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee conclude on Tuesday with a church service and carriage procession through central London.
Queen Elizabeth II leaves Buckingham Palace to attend the service of thanksgiving to mark her Diamond Jubilee at St. Paul's Cathederal in London on Tuesday.
Crowds gather in The Mall as they watch the Diamond Jubilee Concert on Monday in London, England.
Fireworks illuminate Buckingham Palace during the Diamond Jubilee Concert in London, on Monday. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II made a regal appearance at a star-studded diamond jubilee concert without her husband, Prince Philip, at her side after he was hospitalized hours earlier.
Musician Sir Paul McCartney performs on stage during the Diamond Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace in London.
Paul McCartney performs outside Buckingham Palace during the Jubilee concert, a part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, in London.
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Queen Elizabeth II greets performers backstage during the Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace in London.
British singer-songwriter Robbie Williams performs on stage during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace in London.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has her hand kissed by her son Prince Charles at the end of the Queen's Jubilee Concert in front of Buckingham Palace, London, Monday. In a tribute to his mother, Prince Charles declared, "As a nation this is our opportunity to thank you and my father for always being there for us, for inspiring us with your selfless duty and service and for making us proud to be British, proud at a time when I know how many of our fellow countrymen are suffering such hardship and difficulties."
Australian singer Kylie Minogue performs during the Diamond Jubilee concert in front of Buckingham Palace on Monday.
A woman uses her phone during the Diamond Jubilee Buckingham Palace Concert, June 4, in London.
U.S. musician will.i.am and British singer Jessie J perform Monday night in front of Buckingham Palace in London.
Jamaican singer Grace Jones performs with a hula hoop during the Diamond Jubilee concert in front of Buckingham Palace on Monday. Large crowds gathered on the grand red road leading to Queen Elizabeth's sumptuous London palace on Monday for the pop concert on the third day of her Diamond Jubilee to celebrate her 60 years on the throne.
Princess Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry are seen during the Diamond Jubilee at the Buckingham Palace Concert on June 4 in London.
Diamond Jubilee revelers wear the Union Jack in the Mall during the concert at Buckingham Palace, June 4, in London. For only the second time in its history, the UK celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of a monarch. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates the 60th anniversary of her ascension to the throne.
The Diamond Jubilee River Paegant arrives at Westminster and Clock Tower on the River Thames in London on Sunday, in this handout photograph. For only the second time in its history, the UK celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of a monarch. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates the 60th anniversary of her ascension to the throne. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have flocked to London to witness the spectacle of the weekend's celebrations. The Queen, along with all members of the royal family, participated in a River Pageant with a flotilla of a 1,000 boats accompanying them down the Thames.
Spectators wave from a building on the river bank as a flotilla of 1,000 vessels passes on the River Thames.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, embark from Chelsea Harbour on the first part of their journey in the Jubilee River Pageant in London.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh embark from Chelsea Harbour on the first part of their journey in the Jubilee River Pageant in London.
Fireworks are launched from the top of Tower Bridge marking the end of the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant in London.
A flotilla of Fifty-Five Trinity 500's crewed by sea cadets from across Britain, carry the 54 Commonwealth flags down the River Thames during the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant in London, on Sunday. Hundreds of rowing boats, barges and steamers filled the River Thames with a blaze of colour on Sunday as Queen Elizabeth II sailed through London as part of her spectacular diamond jubilee pageant.
Thames Flotilla to Honor Queen's Jubilee
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Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee - Exciting musical finale
Charlie Gilkes, Michael Middleton, Pippa Middleton and James Middleton wave during the Diamond Jubilee Thames River Pageant in London, England.
The Queen's barge 'The Spirit of Chartwell' passes under Tower Bridge during the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant on the River Thames in London, England.
Three Cheers for Her Majesty the Queen as the army’s loudest voice calls Royal Salute.
Corinne Murphy, left, and Hayley DIll post for photographs on Sunday in London.
Royal rowbarge Gloriana leads man-powered craft toward Westminster Bridge on the River Thames.
Twins Olivia, left, and Hatty Hardy, age 12, watch the Royal Pageant with mother Rose near Blackfriars bridge.
Britain's Prince William, right, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry travel on the the royal barge 'Spirit of Chartwell' during the Diamond Jubilee Pageant.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge laughs with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
Spectators wearing masks of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh watch from a balcony near Tower Bridge.
Queen Elizabeth II is greeted by Chelsea pensioners at Chelsea Pier on June 3, in London, England. For only the second time in its history, the UK is celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of a monarch. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates the 60th anniversary of her ascension to the throne. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have flocked to London to witness the spectacle of the weekend's celebrations. The Queen, along with all members of the royal family, will participate in a River Pageant with a flotilla of a 1,000 boats accompanying them down The Thames, the star-studded free concert at Buckingham Palace, and a carriage procession and a service of thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral.
Hardy royalists huddle under umbrellas and wait in the rain near Tower Bridge ahead of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant in London, June 3. In one of the largest flotillas ever assembled on the river, hundreds of boats will sail from Battersea Bridge to Tower Bridge to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 60 years on the throne. Thousands of people lined the banks of the Thames to watch the spectacle.
Revellers on Embankment take up vantage points hours in advance of the River Pageant on June 3.
Pleasure boats of all shapes and sizes muster on the River Thames in celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee near Putney Bridge in London, June 3.
Royal supporters wearing masks with the faces of the British Royal Family from left to right: Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Charles, Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Harry and Prince William, pose during the Big Jubilee Lunch in Piccadilly Square.
Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, right, share a laugh during their visit to the Big Jubilee Lunch in Piccadilly Square.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II stands next to Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and smiles from the royal balcony as she looks down on the winning horse in the Derby race on Derby Day, the second day of the Epsom Derby horse racing festival, at Epsom in Surrey, southern England, on June 2, the first official day of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
A bus is decorated with Union Jack flags and photographs of Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh at The Derby on June 2, in Epsom, England.
People pose with a cutout of Britain's Queen Elizabeth during a street party to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee at Primrose Hill in London June 2.
People attend a street party to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee at Primrose Hill in London, June 2.
A woman has her photograph taken with a cardboard cutout of Queen Elizabeth II in The Mall near Buckingham Palace on Friday, June 1 in London, as final preparations for the Jubilee took place.
Soldiers stage a full dress rehearsal of a carriage procession between Westminster Hall and Buckingham Palace on Friday, ahead of the weekend's Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Roads in central London were closed off Firday for the rehearsal of the carriage procession to celebrate 60 years since Britain's Queen Elizabeth II came to the throne.
Two police officers check beneath a manhole cover on Whitehall on Friday in London as part of security preparations.
Left to right, Richard McCutcheon, Liz Rattray and Donald Isles hang Union Flags above the entrance to the village hall in Blair Atholl, Scotland on Thursday, as part of the Jubilee celebratjons across the UK.
Tower Bridge is lit up by new dynamic lighting for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympic Games on Wednesday. The new bulbs of varying colors and intensity cut energy consumption by up to 40 percent.
Sourdough bread, decorated with the slogan "God Save the Queen," is seen in a bakery window along Elizabeth Street in London on Wednesday.
Queen celebrates like her great-great-grandmother
While more than a century separates festivities marking Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 years on the throne from those honoring her predecessor Queen Victoria, surprising similarities connect the commemorations. NBC News’ Jim Maceda reports.
A florist puts the finishing touches Tuesday on a nearly 10-foot by 6.5-foot portrait of the Queen made out of over 6,000 lily petals. The portrait, at McQueens Florists in London, was commissioned by the Flower Council of Holland to mark the Diamond Jubilee.
A woman poses for a photograph on Tuesday in front of a floral crown that has been installed in St James's Park in central London to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee. The 13-foot by 8-foot planted floral crown took five weeks to construct, weighs over 11,000 pounds and has the blooms of 13,500 plants.
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, center meets guests at the Buckingham Palace garden party in London on Tuesday, ahead of the main weekend of celebrations to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.
Carriage restorer David Evans cleans the 1902 State Landau carriage at the Royal Mews in Buckingham Palace Tuesday in London. Horses and carriages were prepared for Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee.
Young women stand across the river as workers help hang a giant image from a building on the south bank of the River Thames on Monday, May 25, showing Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, fifth from left, and the royal family standing on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Queen's 1977 Silver Jubilee. The giant canvas, measuring 328 feet by 229 feet, was officially unveiled on May 25 and will be displayed until the end of June, in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee.
Albert, Duke of York, and his daughter, Princess Elizabeth, in July 1929.
The future Queen Elizabeth is seen here as a young girl with her mother, affectionately known as "Queen Mum," and her younger sister, Princess Margaret, in 1930.
Britain's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth with their daughters Princesses Elizabeth (2-L) and Margaret (R) in December 1936.
Princess Elizabeth and a friend take the London Zoo's penguins for a walk on June 30, 1938.
Princess Elizabeth in April 1940.
Princess Elizabeth sits side-saddle in her uniform as colonel-in-chief of the Grenadier Guards in this 1947 photo.
Princess Elizabeth wears a silver gown with a diamond tiara and pearl necklace in this formal portrait taken in August 1949.
Princess Elizabeth stands with her husband, Prince Philip, and their first two children, Prince Charles and Princess Anne, at Clarence House, the royal couple's London residence. The photo was taken in August 1951.
Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince Philip pose after the Queen's Coronation in Buckingham Palace on June 2, 1953.
Queen Elizabeth addresses a vast gathering -- estimated at more than a quarter of a million -- at the Ramlila Grounds, outside the walls of Old Delhi, India, on Jan. 28, 1961.
Prince Charles, uncharacteristically sporting a moustache, proceeds through the nave of Westminster Abbey after installing him as Great Master of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath on May 28, 1975. Following him is his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, who performed the ceremony, which also marked the 250th anniversary of the order.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrives at King's Cross railway station in London with her four corgi dogs after holidays in Balmoral Castle in Scotland on October 15, 1969.
Queen Elizabeth II with Prince Charles and his fiancée Lady Diana Spencer at Buckingham Palace on March 27, 1981.
Queen Elizabeth and Pope John Paul II meet at the Vatican on Oct. 17, 2000.
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip ride in the Golden State Carriage at the head of a parade from Buckingham Palace to St Paul's Cathedral to celebrate the Queen's Golden Jubilee on June 4, 2002.
The Prince of Wales and his new bride Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, center, with their families in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle after their wedding ceremony on April 9, 2005. Seen standing, from left, are Prince Harry, Prince William and Tom and Laura Parker Bowles. Seated are the Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Elizabeth and Camilla's father, Major Bruce Shand.
Prince Harry smiles broadly as his grandmother Queen Elizabeth reviews him and other officers during the Sovereign's Parade at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst in Surrey to mark the completion of their training in April 2006.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth meets the public during a walkabout to celebrate her 80th birthday in Windsor, England. The queen was born on April 21, 1926, and ascended the throne in February 1952.
U.S. President George W. Bush, First Lady Laura Bush, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh pose for a picture at the Grand Foyer of the White House for a State Dinner in Washington, May 7, 2007.
To mark their diamond-wedding anniversary on November 20, 2007, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip re-visit Broadlands, where 60 years ago, they spent their wedding night. Broadlands in Hampshire had been the home of Prince Philip's uncle, Earl Mountbatten.
Queen Elizabeth II attends the Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph on November 9, 2008 in London. This year is the 90th Anniversary of the end of the First World War.
U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are welcomed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to Buckingham Palace on April 1, 2009.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II returning to Buckingham Palace in central London after addressing Parliament during the official State Opening of Parliament ceremony at Westminster on Nov. 18, 2009.
The royal family poses for the official royal wedding portrait taken in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace in London on April 29, 2011. Groom Prince William and bride Kate Middleton stand front and center.
Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she arrives for a visit to Kings Lynn Town Hall in Norfolk, England on Feb. 6, 2012, 60 years to the day that she ascended to the throne. She renewed her vow to serve as she made a deliberately low-key start to five months of Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Queen Elizabeth II greets Sir Paul McCartney at a Celebration of the Arts event at the Royal Academy of Arts on May 23, 2012.
Souvenirs to mark Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee were being sold across London to mark the 60th anniversary of her reign.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip inspect the horses in the parade ring on Derby Day June 2, 2012, the first official day of her Diamond Jubilee celebration.
Queen Elizabeth II waves from her boat during the Diamond Jubilee Thames River Pageant on June 3, 2012 in London. A flotilla of 1,000 boats accompanied them down the river.
Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family appear on the famous Buckingham Palace balcony for a royal wave in front of thousands of Brits who are helping the nation's monarch celebrate 60 years on the throne. The queen was without her husband Prince Philip at her side after he was taken to hospital with a bladder infection on the third day of the celebrations.