As the UK and the world gear up for Queen Elizabeth’s big Platinum Jubilee celebrations, a company is paying tribute to the 96-year-old monarch in a small, yet grand way.
Babbacombe Model Village in Devon, England, unveiled a small HRH model and her Jubilee Trooping the Color parade ahead of the ceremony, which is scheduled for June 2.
The intricately detailed figurines feature small-scale mounted guards, the Yeomen Warders (the tower of London sentries) and the Sovereign herself.
In the photos, designer Wayne Stott is seen putting the finishing touches on the Queen, who is seated in a red carriage and escorted by her mounted Royal Guards, parading through the parade in their unmistakable black bearskin helmets.
The tiny monarch is sized to be barely taller than a thumb, however, it’s packed with details resembling the real queen.
Eighteen of Her Majesty’s Yeomen Warders have been dispatched throughout the Model Village for the display, which is open for Jubilee celebrations until June 19.
“Join us in celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee and enjoy our hunt for the miniature Beefeater,” the model village wrote on Instagram. “Try to find the 18 miniature Beefeaters hidden in and around the gardens and all successful young explorers will receive their very own Union Jack flag to take home.”
The Jubilee will be held from June 2-5 and will celebrate the British sovereign’s astonishing 70 years on the throne.
It was announced on Tuesday that she will not receive the royal salute during the Trooping the Color parade on June 2 and will instead accept the salute from her replacements – her son and heir Prince Charles, her daughter Princess Anne and her grandson Prince William.
Trooping the Color is a military procession commemorating the anniversary of the British monarchy, which enters its 260th year with the festivities ahead.
Traditionally, the Queen attended the procession in Whitehall to be greeted with a royal salute as she carried out a symbolic inspection of the troops.
Royal sources believe the Queen’s advanced age, along with several health issues, contributed to preventing her from attending events such as the opening of Parliament.
Reports surfaced earlier this year that she is experiencing “episodic mobility issues” and she tested positive for COVID-19 in February. She has since recovered from the coronavirus.
However, she will appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony after Trooping the Color and deliver her signature wave to the audience.