Eight portraits of the Queen have been projected onto one of the country’s most iconic landmarks.
The photographs visible at Stonehenge mark each decade of Elizabeth II’s reign since the 1950s, capturing key moments from her time on the throne.
The first captures the moment when the Queen was at her coronation in 1953 at the age of just 27.
The second shows her horseback riding in the 1960s and another shows her dressed in yellow during a trip to Mexico in 1975.
In later years another shows her walking her corgis in 1980 and others show her at the Royal Windsor Horse Show in 2017 and in pink while visiting King’s College.
English Heritage, which organized the exhibition, said: “We wanted to show different aspects of the Queen – her personality, her interests and really show what a special woman she is.
“We are here to pay tribute to the Queen on her platinum anniversary.
“English Heritage projects a beautiful image onto the stones of Stonehenge – one from each decade of their reign.”
Stonehenge is one of Britain’s most famous landmarks, dating back to 2500 BC. BC.
The exhibition is just one of many ways Britain is coming together to celebrate Her Majesty’s 70th reign on the throne.
Official celebrations will take place in London – but communities, people and organizations will come together to celebrate the special occasion.
Marble Arch in London has also been adorned with six portraits of the Queen following a partnership with the National Portrait Gallery.
These include a portrait of the Queen shortly after her accession to the throne in 1952 and Pietro Annigoni’s 1969 painting of the monarch in robes.
A 1985 portrait shows her with one of her beloved corgis and a 2014 photograph by David Bailey of the Queen celebrating her 88th birthday just before becoming Britain’s longest reigning monarch.
English Heritage manages the Stonehenge site and the landmark is owned by the Crown, while the National Trust owns the surrounding land.
This isn’t the first time the landmark has been illuminated.
In 2020 photos were placed on the memorial to celebrate eight “unsung champions of heritage” who have continued to work on community, heritage and arts projects during the Covid crisis.
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