The Queen will continue to be celebrated on Pentecost Sunday. Millions of people took part in the “Big Lunch”.
Nationwide, people in Great Britain celebrated Queen Elizabeth II’s 70th jubilee on the throne at joint picnics.
In London’s cricket stadium The Oval, heir to the throne Prince Charles and his wife Duchess Camilla also took part in a “Jubilee Lunch”, the Queen’s daughter-in-law cutting a cake. A cake buffet six meters long was made of felt.
Guests who spoke with Charles subsequently told the PA news agency that the 73-year-old had called for maintaining that sense of community – and not returning to the bickering after the four-day celebration.
It is estimated that millions of people took part in the “Big Lunch” at around 16,000 events. All residents could register festivals beforehand, and there were also numerous publicly organized events. Some municipalities had waived the fees that are actually due for road closures to allow parties.
The Queen’s youngest son, Prince Edward, and his wife, Countess Sophie, represented the Queen at a luncheon in Windsor. The palace shared photos showing Duchess Kate, wife of Queen’s grandson Prince William, baking cakes with their three children. The desserts were intended for a street party in the Welsh capital Cardiff, it said.