What a sight to see! The official colors of England – red, white and blue – were illuminated on Buckingham Palace in London as an amazing assortment of fireworks burst out over head. As part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration (in honor of the 60th year anniversary of her accession to the throne), this patriotic ending to the evening’s concert featured 10,000 separate fireworks launched by 3,000 electric circuits. More than 250,000 people witnessed the amazing event, packed shoulder-to-shoulder along the property and down the length of the mall.
The entire 4-minute show is reported to have cost 80,000 pounds (approximately 125,000 in US dollars) and was developed and executed by the pyrotechnic firm, Starlight Design. A team of 12 worked for more than one month on the grounds of the firework display to ensure perfection for the June 4th event. No detail was left undone, even including an “advance apology” in case any errant mortar shells accidently landed in the Queen’s gardens. Check out the dramatic video captured by the BBC and God save the Queen!