Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth, Prince George, Prince William, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, standing on the balcony during the Platinum Pageant, Queen Elizabeth of England, London, UK, June 5, 2022. Leon Neil / Pool via REUTERS
London -Queen Elizabeth waved to a cheering crowd outside Buckingham Palace on Sunday, surrounded by her son and heir Prince Charles and two other future kings.
The 96-year-old monarch withdrew from several events during the Platinum Jubilee due to a “temporary mobility problem.” On Sunday afternoon, she retreated in after being greeted with loud cheers, trumpets, and national anthems.
The cast of “Mamma Mia” then delighted the excited crowd with the performance of “Dancing Queen” on the stage outside the palace.
The Queen, dressed in bright green, smiled and waved when she appeared with Charles, her grandson William, and his firstborn George. Charles’ wife Camilla, William’s wife Kate and their two young children formed a very small family group on the balcony.
The exterior concludes the final day of the four-day celebration marked Sunday by the colorful and eccentric London pageant, where military bands, vintage cars, dancers and celebrities paraded the streets.
At the end of the parade dressed as animals, nuns, cake stands, and the queen’s reign every decade, crowds stood in front of Buckingham Palace and rushed to the boulevard of the mall to wave the Union flag.
Singer Ed Shearer also appeared.
The Platinum Jubilee event also featured a military parade, Royal Air Force flypass, Thanksgiving worship, and glittering concerts.
The Gold State Coach, who brought the Queen to Westminster Abbey to confer the crown in 1953, was part of a Sunday pageant that was revisited publicly for the first time in 20 years after being last used in the Golden Jubilee.
The Queen was forced to miss many events due to discomfort while traveling, the palace said, the problem that recently caused her to cancel her engagement.
She has reigned longer than any of her predecessors. Elizabeth took over the British rule that had emerged from the devastation of World War II after her father George VI died in 1952, and took the throne at the age of 25, with Winston Churchill as prime minister. did.
During her reign, there were a total of 14 British Prime Ministers and 14 US Presidents. The Berlin Wall went up and down. The United Kingdom joined the European Union and left the European Union. And the former mighty empire collapsed and was replaced by a federation of 54 nations.
Opinion polls suggest that the majority of British people should maintain a monarchy, and a recent Ipsos survey found that 9 out of 10 respondents supported the Queen. ..
Hundreds of thousands of royal supporters appear to be watching festivals and picnics at many of the first major national public events since the COVID-19 pandemic.
The pageant included over 100 “national treasures,” from former soccer player Gary Lineker to model Kate Moss, runner Mo Farr, and children’s television doll Basil Brush.
A series of “Big Jubilee Lunches” were held throughout the UK as part of an estimated 16,000 street parties. An additional 600 such rallies were held around the world, including Canada, Brazil, New Zealand, Japan and South Africa.
The race was held between Corgi, the breed of dog loved by the Queen, reflecting the country’s eccentric sense of humor.
On Saturday, the monarch appeared in a pre-recorded cartoon sketch with Paddington Bear before tapping in time for the Queen’s national anthem, We Will Rock You.