BritainShe suddenly appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on Sunday to close it .
She appeared on the balcony with the two future monarchs: Prince Charles and Prince William and their wives Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. William and Catherine’s three children, Princes George, Louis and Princess Charlotte, also appeared on the balcony.
The queen appeared for only a few minutes. “God save the Queen,” he waved to thousands of people at the National Mall, according to BBC News.
Elizabeth, 96, had to cut back some of her appearances at the Platinum Jubilee, which celebrated 70 years on the throne. She was unable to attend Thanksgiving Friday and Saturday’s concert due to mobility issues.
As the festivities ended, Elizabeth issued a letter thanking the British people.
“When it comes to how to celebrate 70 years of being your queen, there is no guideline to follow,” the letter read. “It is truly a first. But I am humbled and deeply moved that so many people have taken to the streets to celebrate my Platinum Jubilee. Although I may not have attended every event in person, my heart has been with all of you; and I remain committed to serving you to the best of my ability. With the support of my family.”
She said she was “inspired by the kindness, joy and kinship” she experienced over the weekend, and added that she hopes “this renewed sense of togetherness will continue to be felt for many years to come.”
Earlier on Sunday, a hologram emerged of the Queen inside a 260-year-old carriage, the same carriage she rode during her coronation, flanked by 200 horses marching across London to Buckingham Palace. He concluded with Ed Sheeran’s closing show, “Perfect”, dedicated to Elizabeth and her late husband, Prince Philip.
At a concert on Saturday night,As “Your Majesty, my Mother,” she was praised for her “dedicated service throughout her life.” The Queen appeared in a pre-recorded video with Paddington Bear.
“You’ve met us and you’ve talked to us. You laugh and cry with us, and most importantly, you’ve been there for us all these seventy years,” Charles said as scenes from the Queen’s life were projected onto the palace walls. “You’ve pledged to serve your whole life – you keep delivering. That’s why we’re here. And that’s what we’re celebrating tonight.”
William preceded his father with remarks emphasizing the Queen’s long-standing commitment to the environment as he highlighted the need to combat climate change.
Elizabeth’s 70 years on the throne makes her the longest-reigning monarch in Britain’s history, followed by Queen Victoria, who has reigned for more than 63 years. The longest-reigning monarch in history is King Louis of France, who ruled for 72 years, and Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand has been on the throne for more than 70 years (and more than the Queen for days).
Family drama, so far, hasn’t managed to overpower the Queen’s festivities. her grandson is elongated,They were in attendance at a Thanksgiving service on Friday, as the rest of the family wished their daughter Lillipet her first birthday on social media.
The only person, so far, who has seemed to steal the show from Elizabeth is her four-year-old grandson,whose reaction to the loud flying of planes has been seen all over the world.