Ahead of Queen Elizabeth II’s historic Platinum Jubilee celebrations, Stonehenge has been transformed.
The 5000-year-old prehistoric stone circle in Salisbury, England is now portraying images of Queen Elizabeth II throughout her 70-year reign.
English Heritage, a charity that manages more than 400 historic buildings, monuments, and sites announced that it has kicked off its celebrations early.
Stonehenge is not the only place to have been transformed in support of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee.
The Evening Standard reported that The National Portrait Gallery has also selected six portraits of Queen Elizabeth II from its collection to project onto Marble Arch, a central London monument.
The Platinum Jubilee marks Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the British throne. As part of the celebrations, a four-day public holiday will start on Thursday 2 June until Sunday 5 June.
A party at Buckingham Palace is also planned.
Business Insider reports that festivities will kick off with The Queen’s Birthday Parade, an annual parade of royal officers, horses, and musicians attended by the royal family known as Trooping the Colour on 2 June, and end with a Platinum Jubilee Pageant on 5 June.
Speculation has been rife about whether Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be attending the celebrations with some media outlets reporting that they will be in attendance, but won’t be part of the group of royal family members attending the celebrations with the queen at the palace’s balcony.
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