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Portraits of the Queen and children's self-portraits were projected on to Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee
A light show of over 200,000 self portraits of children to form a montage of Queen Elizabeth ll was projected over Buckingham Palace on April 20, 2011.
This projected portrait of Her Majesty constisted of 20,000 tiny self-portraits of children.
The project was part of the celebrations for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee
The event was organised by The Prince's Foundation for Children and The Arts to mark the lead-up to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
CEO of The Prince's Foundation for Children and The Arts Jeremy Newton said its Face Britain project was "about empowering children to explore their identity creatively".
Jeremy said: "We had to get the Queen's approval, of course, because we're projecting on to the front of her home," he said. "I'm delighted to say Her Majesty loved the idea and loves the imagery."
Twenty-four projectors were used to cover the entire facade of the palace with images, including two 15x10m images of the Queen.