Brits make the most of late-closing pubs and celebrate the anniversary in royal costume

With pubs closing at 1am across England and Wales, city centers are teeming with partygoers looking to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee weekend

Two women pose in their costume in Leeds over the anniversary weekend
Partygoers like to dress up to celebrate the anniversary in Leeds

Brits make the most of later pub closing times over the Jubilee weekend, and many get drunk while donning royal costumes for four days.

Partygoers and those looking to celebrate the royal milestone enjoyed a few extra pints as pubs stayed open until 1am last night instead of the usual 11pm.

The extra hours apply across England and Wales from 2 June to today.

Revelers in cities like Leeds and Newcastle were photographed in chic royal-themed clothing, including crowns and military attire, while clutching flags or cut-outs of Queen Elizabeth.

An estimated 90 million pints were beaten back as the pub industry pub industry enjoyed a £2bn boost.

Follow the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in our live blog here

Partygoers in Leeds on Friday night



Sunshine and warm temperatures saw many people who started the party early yesterday and continued well into the wee hours, waving Union Jack bunting and donning masks with the Queen’s face for some light-hearted humour.

Celebrations of this magnitude have not been seen since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding in 2018.

disposal company It is estimated that there will be enough empty bottles left over from the long weekend to stretch around the globe, according to the Sun.

Celebrations are set to continue today, with many Brits not having to return to work until Monday.

Drinkers in Leeds show off their costumes



Brits in Leeds making the most of the long weekend



Thousands of street parties and events have been planned across the country to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s accession to the throne.

A concert begins tonight in front of Buckingham Palace in London featuring famous artists such as Queen and Diana Ross entertaining a live audience of thousands and millions more televised viewers.

However, revelers are warned to bring an umbrella or jacket as rain is forecast in many areas tonight.

The Met Office has issued a thunderstorm warning over parts of England and Wales from early Sunday, which may cause travel disruption and flooding.

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