Royal family at Guildhall following service

The queen is the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee.

The U.K. is throwing a once-in-a-generation celebration for Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee.

The 96-year-old queen is the first British monarch in history to reach a Platinum Jubilee, which marks 70 years on the throne.

Queen Elizabeth ascended to the throne on Feb. 6, 1952, following the death of her father, King George VI.

Starting Thursday, the Platinum Jubilee celebration will include everything from the traditional Trooping the Color birthday parade

for the queen to a star-studded concert led by Diana Ross to thousands of street parties across the country.

The National Service of Thanksgiving has concluded after nearly an hour.

Following the service, the bells at St. Paul’s Cathedral will be rung for a continuous four hours with no breaks in between.

According to a press release, members of the St Paul’s Cathedral Guild of Ringers "will ring 'Stedman Cinques'" and "will be joined by Great Paul