1. ITV Report

Diamond Jubilee beacons lit across Britain and the world

More than 4,200 Diamond Jubilee beacons have been lit across Britain and the world in celebration of the Queen's 60-year reign.

The Queen lit the final beacon at the end of the Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace.

It was the signal for a finale to remember. The sky above Buckingham Palace was lit up with fireworks. The Union Jack was projected onto the palace facade.

Fireworks were set off over Buckingham Palace after the Queen lit the final beacon Credit: ITV News

Here are a selection of images and video as other beacons were lit

Holme Pierrepont Beacon, Nottingham

A crown shaped firework is lit behind the Holme Pierrepont Beacon which is floating on the Regatta in Nottingham Credit: Simon Cooper/PA Wire

Edinburgh Castle

Major General Nick Eeles lights the Diamond Jubilee beacon at Edinburgh Castle Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
People view the Diamond Jubilee beacon at Edinburgh Castle beside Mons Meg Cannon as the sunsets Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Hadrian's Wall

A beacon being lit at Hadrian's Wall Credit: ITV News

*Newport, Wales *

The roof of the O2, London

A beacon is lit to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee on the roof of the O2 Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

Cape Town

Lynn Moss, dressed Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll, celebrates the lighting of a mock Jubilee beacon in Cape Town, South Africa.

Lynn Moss dressed as Queen Elizabeth ll in Cape Credit: Angela Botha


The Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard lit a beacon in celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

She said: "These beacons glowing around the world symbolise one family across a wide world, the family of the Commonwealth nations, rich in their diversity but united now in admiration for the unstinting service of the Queen."



**The small Pacific island of Tonga claimed the honour of lighting the first beacon to be set alight across the world.

Using traditional coconut sheath torches a group Tongan Scouts and Girl Guides took part in a ceremony to light their country's beacon.