The celebrations of the Queen’s 70th birthday ended with a surprise public appearance for Queen Elizabeth II.
The British monarch appeared again on Sunday afternoon in a green mantle and matching hat on the balcony of Buckingham Palace and waved to hundreds of thousands of enthusiastic onlookers.
Her closest relatives stood by her side: her son and heir to the throne Prince Charles with his wife, Duchess Camilla, grandson Prince William and his family. William’s younger brother Prince Harry, who no longer had royal duties, was absent.
Families had previously watched a colorful parade of more than 10,000 participants in front of the palace. The Golden State coach’s “Jubilee Pageant” show was last on the road 20 years ago – including a hologram of the Queen.
After this, elements of the Army, Navy and Royal Air Force marched down Mall Boulevard accompanied by 200 horsemen. They were followed by members of several clubs who recreated scenes from the Queen’s 70-year reign.
Change has been reflected in British society since 1952, for example in the areas of music, fashion and youth culture. Cars of all decades participated. The epilogue was to be 150 “national treasures”, including such celebrities as football legend Gary Lineker.
Thousands of street parties for the queen
During the day, millions of Britons across the country celebrated their head of state on shared outings. In gardens and parks, in homes of the elderly and on the streets, people sat together and shared sandwiches, salads, quiches, and sausage rolls – sausages in batter.
Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla also took part in a ‘Jubilee Lunch’ at The Oval cricket grounds in London, where the Queen’s son-in-law was cutting a cake. At the feast, Charles called for maintaining a sense of community – and not returning to bickering after the four-day festivities – according to other guests.
According to estimates, millions of people took part in about 16,000 street parties and 85,000 “big lunches” outings across the country. All residents could register for festivals in advance, and there were also many publicly organized events.
Touching words from Elizabeth II.
Queen Elizabeth II thanked the people of Great Britain for their condolences after her birthday jubilee celebrations ended. The Queen’s message, published on Sunday evening, said there were no guidelines to follow. “But I am humbled and deeply moved that so many people came out to celebrate my platinum anniversary.”
I hope this renewed sense of community will be felt for many years to come.
Even if she is not able to participate in all the events, she takes every person in the country to her heart. And she will continue to serve people “as best I can, with the support of my family.”
In the letter, which, as usual, begins with “Elizabeth R.” – For Regina, the Latin word for queen – The Queen emphasized that she was inspired by a lot of kindness and joy. “I hope this renewed sense of community will be felt for many years to come.”
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