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Over the course of the Diamond Jubilee weekend, an estimated one million people visited the Royal Parks to celebrate The Queen's 60 years on the throne.

A number of events took place in the Royal Parks in the lead up to, and including the Diamond Jubilee weekend. Highlights include:

The Diamond Jubilee BBC Concert

The Queen Victoria Memorial was transformed into a spectacular stage arena featuring acts from some of the biggest names from the worlds of music, dance and musical theatre, including: Shirley Bassey, Alfie Boe, Jools Holland, Jessie J, JLS, Elton John, Tom Jones, Lang Lang, Annie Lennox, Madness, Paul McCartney, Kylie Minogue, Cliff Richard, Ed Sheeran and Stevie Wonder.

Giant screens were set up to broadcast the concert to the thousands of people in The Mall, St James's and Hyde Park.

The Diamond Jubilee Celebration Concert

Overnight preparations and cleaning of The Mall, St James's Park and Hyde Park

More than 600 people were involved in moving infrastructure and cleaning The Mall overnight after the concert to be ready for the following day's celebrations.

Up to 100 tonnes of rubbish was removed from The Mall and St. James's Park to ensure The Queen's procession could travel down The Mall towards Buckingham Palace.

The Ceremonial Carriage Procession and National Service of Thanksgiving

Large screens in Hyde Park and St James's Park showed the BBC coverage of the Ceremonial Carriage Procession and the National Service of Thanksgiving.

People lined The Mall to watch the procession travel to Buckingham Palace before the balcony appearance and flypast.

Unveiling of the Diamond Jubilee Floral Crown

To commemorate The Queen's Diamond Jubilee, The Royal Parks teamed up with its contractors to install a magnificent floral crown on the north side of the lake in St James's Park, just past West Island.

The Queen retired Jed the Shire horse at Richmond Park

The Queen retired The Royal Parks' Shire horse Jed, after almost a decade of loyal service, in a special presentation at Richmond Park's 'Wild London' event on Tuesday 15 May 2012.

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