2012 in pictures: The Diamond Jubilee
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee was one of the main highlights of 2012.
The main celebrations to mark the Queen's 60-year reign ran from March to June, culminating in an extended bank holiday weekend that took place from Saturday 2 June to Tuesday 5 June.
To mark the Diamond Jubilee a special set of photographs of The Queen with twelve Prime Ministers who had been in power during her reign was released.
A never-before-seen picture of a young Prince of Wales and Princess Royal buried up to their necks in sand and joined by a corgi on a beach was released ahead of the Jubilee.
Celebrations around the world
The nation celebrates: Saturday 2nd - Tuesday 5th June
Many ITV News viewers and users of the itv.com/news sent in pictures of their Jubilee celebrations.
The Queen started her celebrations with a traditional visit to the Epson Derby.
On Sunday 3rd June, the Queen led a Diamond Jubilee river pageant along the Thames.
It featured a 1000-strong flotilla which included steam boats, lifeboats, narrow boats, row boats and Dunkirk Little Ships.
A star-studded Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace featured pop music legends from the last 60 years.
More than 4,200 Diamond Jubilee beacons were lit across Britain and the world.
In a rare address, the Queen said the events to mark her Diamond Jubilee were a "humbling experience which she hoped would "brighten our lives for many years to come".
In December, the Queen attended a Cabinet meeting in Downing Street as part of her Jubilee celebrations, in what is believed to be the first such visit since the reign of Queen Victoria.