On the last day of the platinum jubilee celebrations, Queen Elizabeth II surprisingly showed herself to the people once again.
On the last day of the celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum throne jubilee (96), of course, the focus was on the queen. After an anniversary lunch, which, according to media reports, was attended by millions of Britons across the country, there was a kilometer-long procession for the grand finale – led by the Golden State Coach, which was built in 1762. In this, the Queen could be seen as a hologram.
A pageant without the Queen
Numerous royals sat in the stands without Queen Elizabeth II to watch the spectacle. Among others, heir to the throne Prince Charles (73) and his wife, Duchess Camilla (74), were there. They were joined by Princess Anne (71). Princess Eugenie (32) and her husband Jack Brooksbank (36) had their son August (1) with them. Her sister, Princess Beatrice (33), accompanied her husband Eduardo Mapelli Mozzi (38).
Prince William (39) and Duchess Kate (40) brought their children Prince George (8), Princess Charlotte (7) and Prince Louis (4). Louis, who had enraptured the world with his grimaces just a few days ago, seemed to be unable to keep himself in his seat at times during the parade. Meanwhile, William’s brother Prince Harry (37), his wife Duchess Meghan (40) and their children Archie (3) and Lilibet (1) were not seen.
Thousands of participants entertained the royals and the spectators with artistic performances, dances and much more. Numerous British celebrities were also seen on the double-decker buses, including models such as Naomi Campbell (52) and Kate Moss (48) or the English soccer legend Gary Lineker (61).
Then there was still a look at the queen
Due to her restricted mobility, the monarch had not been able to take part in several previous events as part of the celebrations. She appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace following the Trooping the Color military parade on June 2nd. Royal fans had hoped that she would be there again on June 5th – and the Queen granted them their wish.
Finally, as the crowning glory, the Queen was to greet the people from the palace balcony alongside Charles, Camilla, William, Kate, George, Charlotte and Louis. Visibly touched, she waved to the crowds after the national anthem “God Save the Queen” was played. Shortly before, superstar Ed Sheeran (31) provided another highlight of the four-day celebrations with his song “Perfect”.