Britain celebrates Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee

Huge crowds converged on central London on Thursday for the start of four days of public events to mark Queen Elizabeth II's historic Platinum Jubilee.

People pack the Mall as the British Royal family appears on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the Trooping the Color ceremony in London.

Fighter jets from Britain's Royal Air Force fly in formation to form the number 70 over a Buckingham Palace balcony following the Trooping the Color parade, as part of Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The 124 Gun Salute at Tower of London takes place as part of the Queen Elizabeth's Birthday Parade, the Trooping the Color.

Members of the British Army's Household Division take part in the Trooping the Color parade in London.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, in his role as Colonel of the Irish Guards, rides his horse along the Mall during the Royal Procession ahead of the Trooping the Color parade.