A rainbow checkerboarding floor has arrived in the UK capital to celebrate the Queen’s birthday.
The Rainbow Checkerboard Floor was opened to the public on Tuesday after a successful crowdfunding campaign in 2016, the first time a checker board in the capital had been erected outside a public building.
It features the royal colours of the UK, including the red and white of the United Kingdom.
Queen Elizabeth II has been at Buckingham Palace since 1997 and her birthday is on the 25th of January.
It was launched as a way to celebrate her birthday with a series of events around the capital.
The Queen will receive a royal gift at a reception in the city’s West End on the first weekend in February, but it will also be a chance for people to take part in some fun and colourful activities.
It is a huge milestone for the Royal Family as it is the first checkerball floor outside of Buckingham Palace, where the queen has been living since her husband Prince Philip became king in 1953.
“It’s really exciting to be part of this and to be able to be out in London and to experience it,” said Alison White, a partner at Gainsborough.
“We’ve never seen anything like it, I’m really excited to see the city.”‘
It’s all about being together’The Rainbow checkers will be at Buckingham palace from 10am-1pm on Tuesday, February 25, with all participants free to roam.
It will be the first royal birthday party to be held outside of the palace.
“You can see it as a celebration of the Queen, because it’s all in the family, it’s just a celebration,” said White.
“I think it’s going to be a really good day for everybody.”