Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee: Closing Ceremony

Colorful pageant, street fests cap queen’s Platinum Jubilee

A colorful street pageant celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s life and highlighting

Britain’s diversity paraded through central London on Sunday

the final day of a long holiday weekend honoring the monarch’s 70 years on the throne.

Royal fans were hoping to see another glimpse of the 96-year-old queen later at Buckingham Palace, where the parade ends.

With the ringing of bells at Westminster Abbey, a spectacular military parade featuring

200 horses began the ceremony as they marched down the Mall to Buckingham Palace.

They flanked the gold state coach, a gilded carriage that transported the queen to her coronation 69 years ago.

The queen wasn’t taking part in the pageant — though a virtual version of her, drawn from archival video from her 1953 coronation, was shown at the coach’s windows.