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Friday, 31 May, 2002, 16:14 GMT 17:14 UK
In Pictures: Preparing for the Jubilee
Across London final preparations are under way for the host of events taking place to mark the Queen's Golden Jubilee.

From horse-drawn carriages running through their paces to pop stars getting ready to entertain - the efforts are intense for a weekend which promises to be both colourful and memorable.

Royal Carriage Horses
Royal Carriage Horses take a practice tour ahead of their procession along the Royal Mews

Vergers Michael Page (left) and Dr John Seymour adjust the Jubilee Cape
A colourful cape depicting his diocese will be worn by the Bishop of London for the occasion

The ship's company on HMS Ocean, the Royal Navy's largest vessel, mark out Elizabeth R on deck
Several warships have been mobilised to honour the Golden Jubilee

Caroline and Sharon Corr, from pop group The Corrs
Pop stars are looking forward to performing in the first concerts to be held in the grounds of the palace

Workmen constructing the stage in Buckingham Palace gardens
A giant stage will be the focal point for the two musical concerts over the Bank Holiday weekend

Carriage cleaner Richard Borer buffs up a wheel of a state landau
The preparations for the Jubilee go right down to the smallest detail

Press Agency photographer Fiona Hanson with her picture of the Queen which will go on display
For some, the Jubilee is a chance to make their mark

The Earl and Countess of Wessex on the London Eye to launch the festivities
The Jubilee will bring both the public and royals together in London




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