Thousands of spectators cheered the Queen and her family as they emerged from the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

Queen Elizabeth II (96) was cheered on by a large crowd at the start of the celebrations of her platinum throne jubilee. Along with the working members of the royal family, the monarch appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in front of tens of thousands of spectators.

Queen in a good mood

The 96-year-old monarch, who wore the blue Angela Kelly outfit that also features in her official platinum anniversary portrait, appeared in high spirits at the appearance. Prince Charles (73), Duchess Camilla (74), Prince William (39) and Duchess Kate (40) appeared with her on the balcony with their children Prince George (8), Princess Charlotte (7) and Prince Louis (4 ). However, when planes from the Royal Air Force flew over the palace in honor of the Queen, little Prince Louis seemed to get too loud. He was photographed covering his ears with his hands.

The platinum jubilee celebrations began on Thursday morning (June 2) with the “Trooping the Color” parade. The Queen first appeared with her cousin Prince Edward (86), Duke of Kent, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace and later returned with the extended family.

Prince Harry (37) and Duchess Meghan (40), who came from the USA for the celebrations, were not there on the balcony. However, the two were spotted at the parade. Prince Andrew (62), who had resigned from his official duties due to the Epstein scandal, is said not to have been present. The royal family had announced in advance that only working members of the royal family would appear on the balcony.