Celebrations continue on final day of the Jubilee weekend

The Queen on the royal barge
The Queen waves to crowds on the banks of the Thames during Saturday's Jubilee Pageant Photo: John Stillwell / PA Wire

Celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee ascends to a climax today, at the end of a long weekend of street parties, community lunches and pageantry.

News of the Duke of Edinburgh's illness on Monday afternoon cast a shadow over the evening's concert outside Buckingham Palace. Later in the evening, beacons were lit around the Commonwealth. 200 were ignited in Wales, including at the summit of Snowdon.

Tuesday's highlights include a National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral. Many people from Wales will be among the 700 at a Diamond Jubilee lunch at Westminster Hall.

Lydia Harrison
11-year-old Lydia Harrison from Rhyl will be singing for the Queen at St Paul's Credit: ITV News Wales

The Queen will return to Buckingham Palace on a processional route through London, before members of the royal family appear together on the balcony of the Palace.

The Queen at Llandaff
The Queen visited Wales in April as part of her Diamond Jubilee tour Credit: ITV News Wales

Closer to home, thousands of people are expected to brave the rain that's forecast to hold street parties to commemorate the Queen's 60 years on the throne.

A street party in Llantwit Fardre
Street parties have been held up and down Wales throughout the long weekend Credit: ITV News Wales

Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Welsh, will be given special medals to commemorate the Jubilee. First Minister Carwyn Jones will present them at their barracks in Wiltshire.