Queen Elizabeth celebrates 70 years on the throne, as Britons honor her.

Queen Elizabeth II celebrated 70 years on the throne Thursday,

earning tributes from world leaders and ordinary people for one of history’s great acts of constancy.

She became queen in February 1952, at age 25, and was 27 at the time of her official coronation in June 1953

The queen and Prince William lead beacon lightings as communities in Britain and beyond honor her.

Queen Elizabeth led the lighting of the principal Jubilee beacon at Windsor Castle on Thursday night.Credit...Pool photo by Steve Parsons

Roger Daltrey, lead singer of The Who, officiates at a rural Jubilee event.

Prince Andrew will miss a jubilee event after testing positive for the coronavirus.