“Trooping the Color” parade: The Queen shows up with a walking stick

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    The Queen took to the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the Trooping the Color parade. The monarch appeared with a walking stick.

    Queen Elizabeth II (96) started the celebration of her platinum throne jubilee with the “Trooping the Color” parade. The Queen appeared with cousin Prince Edward (86), Duke of Kent, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. She presented a light blue coat dress with white beaded appliqués at the seam, which she also wears in her official anniversary portrait. She paired it with a matching hat, pearl necklace and earrings. She also had a walking stick with her.

    Words of thanks from the Queen

    “Thank you to everyone who was involved in bringing communities, families, neighbors and friends together to celebrate my Platinum Jubilee in the UK and across the Commonwealth,” the Queen said in a statement before the ceremony her anniversary portrait was published. “I know that these festive occasions will create many fond memories.” She remains inspired by the goodwill shown to her and hopes that the coming days will provide an opportunity “to look back on all that has been achieved over the past 70 years, while we look to the future with confidence and enthusiasm.”