Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Marking 60 years of the Queen's reign, the Diamond Jubilee celebrations have centred around an extended weekend in 2012 on 2, 3, 4 and 5 June.

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Soldiers light Snowdon's Jubilee beacon

Toasting success on top of Snowdon Credit: ITV News Wales

A group of wounded servicemen from the charity Walking With The Wounded scaled Mount Snowdon last night to light one of four flames at the UK's peaks.

Beacon chains have a long history in the UK, and were put together to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897, as well as the Silver and Golden Jubilees in 1977 and 2002.

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