One day to go – and we can’t wait to get the party started! Model Red Arrows, a knitted effigy of the Queen… and miles of bunting. How Britons are gearing up for the big Jubilee bash
- Britain has gone Jubilee mad, with many quirky tributes and celebrations of the Queen beginning early
- Royal superfans have put up tents on the Mall to get a prime spot for Thursday’s Trooping the Colour
- In Cheshire, 34 women banded together to knit a life-sized effigy of the Queen and one of her corgis
- Social media star Lara Mason baked a 5ft 3in replica of the Queen from Victoria sponge using 400 eggs
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From hanging Union Jack flags across streets and gardens to knitting life-sized figures of the Queen, Britain has gone Jubilee mad.
While official celebrations won’t start until Thursday, the public’s preparations are already in full swing with Britons up and down the country making quirky tributes to the 96-year-old monarch.
A record 12million people are set to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at street parties.
Some royal superfans were setting up tents yesterday to get a prime spot on The Mall ahead of tomorrow’s Trooping the Colour.
In Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, 34 women have knitted a life-sized Queen in a white dress and robe, complete with a knitted life-sized corgi sitting beside her.
Norwich also has a life-sized knitted Queen on display. It was originally made for the 65th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation in 2017 with over 1,000 balls of wool.
Britain has gone Jubilee mad, with quirky tributes to the Queen already popping up – including a life-sized model of Her Majesty made of cake in Birmingham (pictured)
In Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, 34 women have knitted a life-sized Queen in a white dress and robe, complete with a knitted life-sized corgi sitting beside her (pictured)
Norwich also has a life-sized knitted Queen on display, made with over 1,000 balls of wool
A balcony scene depicts members of the Royal Family watching the procession
The 140-member strong Secret Society of Hertford Crafters has spent more than 15,000 hours on creating knitted installations.
A particularly impressive piece is a figure of Charles and Camilla alongside William and Kate, and their three children, George, Charlotte and Louis.
A young girl marvelled at another of their creations – a stand of knitted cakes in honour of the British staple of afternoon tea.
In Birmingham, social media star Lara Mason spent five days creating a 5ft 3in replica of the Queen made out of Victoria sponge cake, using 400 eggs, 20kg of flour and 20kg of butter.
At Bamburgh beach in Northumberland, artist Claire Eason spent four hours painstakingly etching a 65ft postage stamp into the sand.
Legoland has staged its own miniature pageant, with a display of the Red Arrows flying over Trafalgar Square and a model of Buckingham Palace and the Jubilee Tree of Trees (pictured)
Early-bird spectators pitch up their tents at the Mall outside Buckingham Palace, securing front-row seats for the festivities beginning on Thursday
Ahead of Thursday’s Trooping the Colour, superfans are putting up tents at the Mall to ensure they get a good view
Legoland has staged its own miniature pageant, with a display of the Red Arrows flying over Trafalgar Square and a model of Buckingham Palace and the Jubilee Tree of Trees.
Sales of bunting, trifle dishes and royal favourite tipple Dubonnet are soaring in the run-up to the bank holiday.
At John Lewis, sales of deckchairs have increased by 1,965 per cent and teapots by 317 per cent compared to last week.
With a special 1am closing time for pubs over the four-day weekend, 120million pints are expected to be consumed.