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MailOnline readers share their most patriotic pictures from four-day Platinum Jubilee holiday

**What are you doing to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee?**

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As the nation begins its jubilant festivities for the Queen‘s record-breaking 70 years on the throne, MailOnline readers are showing off their best bakes, cakes, dressed-up scarecrows and even well-timed clouds which look like the shape of the UK, all for Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations… 

The first of a four-day bank holiday weekend for Great Britain begins with the Queen’s Birthday Parade, known as Trooping the Colour, which has been a tradition to honour the monarch for 260 years.

Her Majesty is set to make two appearances on the Buckingham Palace Balcony today, first to watch her son and heir, Prince Charles, who will inspect the troops of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards along with more than 1,500 officers and soldiers from the Household Division.

The procession will include at least 250 horses, hundreds of military musicians and members of the royal family will go on horseback during the parade. Prince Charles will be accompanied on horseback by Prince Willam and Anne, Princess Royal. 

Later on today, the Queen’s second appearance on Buckingham Palace balcony will be for the RAF flypast, whichwill see some 71 aircraft soar over The Mall in a historic display featuring Spitfires, Red Arrow Hawks and a Lancaster bomber. 

But for those not watching festivities unfold first-hand on The Mall, plenty have found other ways of honouring the Queen for this unprecedented celebration of Her Majesty’s 70 years on the throne.

Lucky Summer-Rose Jeffries shares her birthday with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – and couldn’t be happier with her special three-tiered Victoria Sponge cake, adorned with strawberries, raspberries and bluberries, courtesy of her Nanny and Granddad.

There have been a fair few scarecrows scattered around the country dressed up to look like Her Majesty, with one in Launton, Oxfordshire, depicted enjoying a glass of gin in her dog-walking gear wearing a sign that reads, ‘Cheers to 70 years!’.

St Mary’s Church in Launton, Bicester, is fundraising via the Jubilee by hosting a trail from 28th May to 12 June, where participants have to find 42 royally themed scarecrows and royal displays around the village. 

Here are some of the best patriotic pictures from MailOnline readers… 

Luka Grajdek baked a Victoria Sponge cake specially for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend, and while taking a snap of his latest bake, a cloud in the shape of Great Britain appears in the background

Lucky Summer-Rose Jeffries shares her birthday with the Queen's Platinum Jubilee - and couldn't be happier with her special cake, courtesy of her Nanny and Granddad

Lucky Summer-Rose Jeffries shares her birthday with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – and couldn’t be happier with her special cake, courtesy of her Nanny and Granddad

Ready for the celebrations: One expert baker, aptly named Vanda Baker, channelled her inner Mary Berry to make this patriotic cake in Bicester, Oxfordshire

Ready for the celebrations: One expert baker, aptly named Vanda Baker, channelled her inner Mary Berry to make this patriotic cake in Bicester, Oxfordshire

The Queen is depicted enjoying a glass of gin in her dog-walking gear in the Oxfordshire village of Launton, wearing a sign that reads, 'Cheers to 70 years!'

The Queen is depicted enjoying a glass of gin in her dog-walking gear in the Oxfordshire village of Launton, wearing a sign that reads, ‘Cheers to 70 years!’

Natalie Baker from Bicester, Oxfordshire shows off her patriotic red, white and blue nails, even featuring a tiny union jack within a love heart

Natalie Baker from Bicester, Oxfordshire shows off her patriotic red, white and blue nails, even featuring a tiny union jack within a love heart

Deborah James, of Hampstead in North London, has put up a flag pole and bunting outside her house to celebrate the Jubilee

Deborah James, of Hampstead in North London, has put up a flag pole and bunting outside her house to celebrate the Jubilee

Jane Wood's Platinum Jubilee-themed display at her home in Charlton Mackrell in Somerset, where she has covered her wooden gate with Union Jacks, purple Jubilee bunting and some of the Queen's most famous portraits

Jane Wood’s Platinum Jubilee-themed display at her home in Charlton Mackrell in Somerset, where she has covered her wooden gate with Union Jacks, purple Jubilee bunting and some of the Queen’s most famous portraits

St Mary's Church in Launton, Bicester, is fundraising via the Jubilee by hosting a trail from 28th May to 12 June. One of the scarecrows looks like a corgi with a Jubilee flag placed in its mouth

St Mary’s Church in Launton, Bicester, is fundraising via the Jubilee by hosting a trail from 28th May to 12 June. One of the scarecrows looks like a corgi with a Jubilee flag placed in its mouth

Number 26 on the Launton scarecrow trail, which is being done to fundraise for St Mary's Church, has a scarecrow dressed like The Queen in her winter dog-walking wear complete with wellies and a tweed blazer

Number 26 on the Launton scarecrow trail, which is being done to fundraise for St Mary’s Church, has a scarecrow dressed like The Queen in her winter dog-walking wear complete with wellies and a tweed blazer

Participants of the Launton trail have to find 42 royally themed scarecrows and royal displays around the village. One of them is pictured

Participants of the Launton trail have to find 42 royally themed scarecrows and royal displays around the village. One of them is pictured

Launton has scarecrows and royal displays around the village, as pictured, with a purple satin pillow to showcase a homemade crown complete with colourful stick-on jewels to match that of Her Majesty's

Launton has scarecrows and royal displays around the village, as pictured, with a purple satin pillow to showcase a homemade crown complete with colourful stick-on jewels to match that of Her Majesty’s

One house in Bicester, Oxfordshire, taking part in the scarecrow trail in Launton displayed their very own Duchess of Cambridge, who wore a crown with blue and red hears and a red, white and blue outfit

One house in Bicester, Oxfordshire, taking part in the scarecrow trail in Launton displayed their very own Duchess of Cambridge, who wore a crown with blue and red hears and a red, white and blue outfit

Another scarecrow placed in Launton, Bicester, Oxfordshire, for the trail is of the Queen's Guard with a red jacket, gold button details and drawn-on facial features, who is being sheltered by the rain

Another scarecrow placed in Launton, Bicester, Oxfordshire, for the trail is of the Queen’s Guard with a red jacket, gold button details and drawn-on facial features, who is being sheltered by the rain

Pictured, a medieval jester scarecrow in Launton, Bicester

A suit-wearing scarecrow, which may be one created to liken Prince Charles, who wears a medal with the Queen on in and holding a sign celebrating the 70 years on the throne

Pictured left, a medieval jester scarecrow, and right, a suit-wearing scarecrow, which may be one created to liken Prince Charles, who wears a medal with the Queen on in and holding a sign celebrating the 70 years on the throne

Number 31 in the scarecrow trail in Launton has a grey curly wig, possibly to depict the Queen, wearing a silver crown complete with red jewels and a long pearl necklace

Number 31 in the scarecrow trail in Launton has a grey curly wig, possibly to depict the Queen, wearing a silver crown complete with red jewels and a long pearl necklace

Another scarecrow in Launton depicts Anne, Princess Royal who accompanied Prince Charles on horseback alongside Prince William for Trooping the Colour

Another scarecrow in Launton depicts Anne, Princess Royal who accompanied Prince Charles on horseback alongside Prince William for Trooping the Colour

This display at the front of a house in Launton shows scarecrows of a Queen's Guard sat with Her Majesty as they enjoy a cup of tea in front of a Union Jack and the Ukrainian flag

This display at the front of a house in Launton shows scarecrows of a Queen’s Guard sat with Her Majesty as they enjoy a cup of tea in front of a Union Jack and the Ukrainian flag

This house in a village near Harrogate, north Yorkshire, put a cardboard cut out of the Queen to look as though 'she is on the balcony', waving at passing people and traffic

This house in a village near Harrogate, north Yorkshire, put a cardboard cut out of the Queen to look as though ‘she is on the balcony’, waving at passing people and traffic

**What are you doing to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee? Please email: [email protected] with your snaps** 


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