Queen Elizabeth has called her Diamond Jubilee “a humbling experience”, saying she had been “touched deeply” by seeing so many people celebrating together.
In a message to the nation, she thanked all those who organised the events.
Festivities culminated in an appearance by the senior royals on the Buckingham Palace balcony in front of huge crowds to watch an RAF flypast.
But the Queen’s consort, Prince Philip, was absent from her side as he remains in hospital with a bladder infection.
The Queen’s message was broadcast on television and radio across the UK and Commonwealth.