Bands, floats and exotically-dressed dancers brought a carnival atmosphere to Eastbourne as it fired up its celebrations to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Hundreds of people crowded on to pavements to witness a colourful procession of floats weave their way up the seafront.
What do children make of the Diamond Jubilee? Fred has been asking them some tricky questions....
People in Kent have held a Royal street party for the second year running. Last year one was held to celebrate the Royal Wedding.
One of the stars of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee River Thames Pageant has returned to Kent today for the next phase of her restoration.