Elizabeth II has been on the throne for 70 years – this is properly celebrated in Great Britain. The Queen will also appear on the Buckingham Balcony. family included.

Hours before the start of the Queen’s 70th Jubilee celebrations, numerous Royals fans flocked to central London.

Along the boulevard The Mall, which leads to Buckingham Palace, dozens of die-hards camped out despite the fresh temperatures to grab good seats along the upcoming military parade.

British flags were everywhere. Some people had the “Union Jack” painted on their cheeks, others wore T-shirts with portraits of Queen Elizabeth II or masks of the 96-year-old monarch.

At 10:00 a.m. (local time, 11:00 a.m. CEST) the traditional military parade “Trooping the Color” should begin. Not far from the palace, more than 1,200 soldiers and hundreds of musicians march in honor of the Queen. The Queen then wants to show up with her family on the Buckingham Balcony. Barriers have been set up and streets closed for days around the famous city palace.