Royals seen as the military parade begins the historic celebrations of the Queen’s Jubilee

The Queen has appeared from Buckingham Palace with a cane to start four days of events, but there were some royal members missing.

The Queen has appeared from Buckingham Palace with a cane to begin four days of public events to mark her historic platinum jubilee, in what could be the last major public event of her long reign.

The 96-year-old man was seen using a cane as he entered the balcony with his cousin, 86-year-old Prince Edward, Duke of Kent. The extended family later joined her, but some important names remained. the photo op.

Although his appearance at the event had been in doubt after facing mobility issues, the help of a cane and a health note over the past few weeks allowed the monarch to receive a greeting from the troops mounted from the balcony of Buckingham Palace, under the fluttering royal banner.

She was photographed in the same sky blue dress she wore for the official portrait that was made public yesterday.

Traditionally, extended members of the royal family often gather on the balcony of the palace to see a flying step, and while there were still a large number to gather, Her Majesty last month drastically changed this year’s, ordering that only members of the royal family could appear on the balcony: ruling out Harry, Meghan, and a number of other notable names.

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“After careful consideration, the Queen has decided that the traditional appearance of this year’s Trooping the Color balcony on Thursday, June 2 will be limited to Her Majesty and those members of the royal family who are currently performing official public duties on behalf of of the Queen “. said a spokesman for Buckingham Palace.

Meghan Markle was seen playfully silencing some of the royal children in their first family reunion since “Megxit.”

Meghan and Harry, who landed in the UK yesterday, are understood to be joined by Beatrice and Eugenie, Zara Tindall in the commanding general’s office overlooking the parade.

Prince Andrew, however, was nowhere to be seen; instead, he was photographed riding a horse 40 miles away in Windsor.

He was understood to be joining the Queen in her thanksgiving service until she tested positive for Covid overnight. He had seen the queen a few days before.

On the coat of arms, the Queen joined Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, Timothy Laurence, Princess Anne, the Royal Princess, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, Prince Louis of Cambridge , Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess. Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, James, Viscount Severn, Lady Louise Windsor and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.

Earlier, the first members of the royal family were seen for the start of the celebration.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, was seen in the back of a car as she drove through the shopping center to Buckingham Palace for the Trooping the Color parade. Prince Charles accompanied her in full military attire.

He later joined Kate Middleton by greeting the crowd in a carriage alongside Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte for their eighteenth Trooping the Color journey.

Kate surprised with a white dress by Alexander McQueen that she had worn before, while George, the eldest and third in the line of the throne, wore a dark suit and tie, while Louis wore a sailor suit and Charlotte a blue dress.

Meanwhile, Prince William took part in the procession on horseback dressed in military uniform.

The Earl and Countess of Wessex with their son James were also in the carriages.

The queen’s granddaughter, Zara, was also seen as her husband Mike Tindall posted on Instagram: “I’m really looking forward to the next four days and celebrating one of the greatest women on this planet.”

Trooping The Color, also known as The Queen’s Birthday Parade, is a military ceremony held by British Army regiments that has been taking place since the mid-17th century.

The official birthday of the British sovereign is celebrated.

This year, from June 2 to June 5, 2022, there is the additional celebration of the Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth to commemorate the 70th anniversary of his accession to the throne on February 6, 2022. 1952.

Huge crowds gathered in central London with a bright sunny Thursday to mark the occasion.

From early in the morning, a steady stream of people, many with Union flags and picnic baskets, headed to the mall near Buckingham Palace, where the 96-year-old monarch will make two appearances later.

Ambulance service worker Gilbert Falconer, 65, traveled from Scotland to witness the event, which is being held to commemorate the Queen’s official birthday.

“This is very significant,” added another spectator, Daniel Marmah.


He has had to drastically reduce his public appearances since last year due to difficulties in standing up and walking, and a Covid attack.

The centennial ceremony has previously seen the queen take the salute on horseback.

Charles’ youngest son, Prince Harry, and his wife Meghan, on a rare visit from California, confirmed Buckingham Palace, who will join the royal family to see the show of military precision.

He will return to the balcony later.

In the evening, the Queen will be at Windsor Castle, west London, to take part in a ceremony to light more than 3,000 beacons across the country and the Commonwealth of 54 nations she heads.

Elizabeth was a 25-year-old princess when she succeeded her father, King George VI, in 1952, bringing a rare touch of glamor to a battered nation that still endured food rations after World War II.

Britain’s first and most likely Platinum Jubilee will see street parties, pop concerts and parades through Sunday.

He could still make a final appearance, again from the balcony of the palace, on Sunday, in the climax of a large public event in which 6,000 artists participate.

“I know a lot of happy memories will be created on these festive occasions,” he said.


Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, caused shock waves in early 2020 when they moved to North America, from where they have publicly criticized royal life.

Since then, he has struggled with his health and also with the consequences of Andrew’s links to convicted sex offenders Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.

Attention is increasingly focused on succession, and the future of the monarchy at home and in the other 14 Commonwealth countries where the queen is also head of state.

—With AFP

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