The parade is on
It was the Queen’s carriage that opened the parade, with a hologram of a young Elizabeth II on board.
The 260-year-old Golden State Carriage is traditionally used for royal weddings and coronations.
Giant lunch in Windsor
In Windsor too, the crowd rushes to try to break the record for the longest lunch table. 488 tables have been installed, over a length of 800 meters, in the Long Walk of Windsor.
At Windsor Castle flies the Royal Standard, the Queen’s Flag, which signifies that the Queen is currently there.
Will the Queen appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace?
It is rumored that the Queen, largely absent from these Platinum Jubilee celebrations, could make a final appearance on the Buckingham balcony. We haven’t seen the queen in person since Thursday.
But the Queen, known for her sense of humor, had reserved a nice surprise for her subjects on Saturday evening: she had shot a short video where she had tea with Paddington Bear, a clumsy icon of British children’s literature.
Ed Sheeran as a guest star
Ed Sheeran, guest of this jubilee, must interpret his famous ballad Perfect in honor of the Queen and Prince Philip, her husband who passed away last year. The British singer will perform on the Mall, the main avenue that connects Trafalgar Square to Buckingham Palace, and which has been the scene of many celebrations since the beginning of this jubilee.
Dancers, singers, corgis, a giant dragon and a golden carriage
Thousands of soldiers, dancers, puppeteers and artists will parade through the streets of London to put an end to these four days of celebration.
The 260-year-old golden state carriage used for royal weddings and coronations will open the parade which will celebrate “queen and country” with a military parade and then “the best times of our lives” ( 70 years of fashion, music and culture), “the life of the queen” in 12 chapters, before a musical finale.
For weeks, the British have been competing in imagination and training for this parade illustrating and celebrating the life of their sovereign. And the corgis will obviously be part of the party, not to mention a giant dragon and seven double-decker buses.
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Street parties, an ancient tradition, in Great Britain
The celebrations that millions of Britons enjoy this Sunday, with giant picnics, shows and parades, are a tradition that dates back to the silver jubilee (25 years of reign) of King George V, in 1935. other events of this kind were held in 1937, for the coronation of George VI, the father of Elizabeth, then to celebrate the victory of the Allies in 1945. And of course, the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, in 1953.
More than ten million Britons will party this Sunday
Hoping the rain won’t spoil the party, more than 10 million people, 12 according to the DailyMailmust also participate in Jubilee lunches between neighbors on Sunday
Throughout the country, “big jubilee lunches” will take place, under the high patronage of Charles and Camilla. More than 200,000 picnics are held this afternoon. The organizers will try to break the record for the longest picnic table.
Young Cambridges baking cakes
The other stars of this jubilee are them. George, Charlotte and Louis, the three children of Kate and William, played the game perfectly during these four days of national festivities and each of their appearances was noticed. Louis’ antics on Thursday, then little Charlotte on Saturday, made tabloid headlines and provided perfect publicity for the royal family as the declining Queen gradually hands over to the unpopular Charles.
On Sunday, the last day of the Jubilee, Cambridge youngsters take part in the program in their own way, giant picnics all over the country.
The official account of their parents thus broadcasts a video where we see them preparing cupcakes, without staining, which is a performance in itself.
William’s message for the environment
Prince William, the Queen’s grandson, also delivered a message on the Buckingham stage on Saturday. He himself spoke of the technological progress experienced by the queen, in almost a century of existence, but also the fragility of the planet.
“Today, in 2022, as the Queen celebrates her Platinum Jubilee, the need to protect and restore our planet has never been more urgent,” the prince said.
Prince William’s popularity rating is much higher than that of his father, Charles. According to a poll relayed last April by the British press, 42% of Britons believe that Charles should abdicate in favor of William.
“Majesty, Mama”, Charles’ tribute to the Queen
Prince Charles, the next king of England, paid tribute to the queen, on the stage set up at Buckingham Palace, on the occasion of the grand platinum jubilee concert.
“Majesty, mom,” he said, cheered by the crowd. “The scale of the celebration tonight – and the display of affection throughout the Jubilee weekend – is our way of saying thank you – on behalf of your family, the country, the Commonwealth, indeed the world entire.”
“You laugh and cry with us and above all, you have been there for these 70 years,” he also said.
The Prince of Wales also slipped a note for Prince Philip, who disappeared in April 2021 at the age of 99. “My dad would have loved this show and would have joined us in wholeheartedly celebrating all that you continue to do for your country and your people.”
The Queen’s Surprise
The Queen has not lost her sense of humor and proved it last night. Absent from the celebrations in honor of her platinum jubilee since Thursday evening, the sovereign had still reserved a little surprise for her subjects.
She had indeed prepared a small sketch with another national celebrity, Paddington Bear.
The teddy bear imagined by British author Michael Bond, is known for his clumsiness and his love of orange marmalade sandwiches. “I always keep one for emergencies,” he explains to the queen with whom he is having tea, taking a sandwich out of his hat.
“Me too,” replies the queen. “I’m saving mine in there. For later,” she adds, pulling the sandwich out of her bag.
Last day of celebration for the British
Hello and welcome to this live, on this Sunday, June 5, on the fourth and last day of festivities for the platinum jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.
After a spectacular concert in Buckingham on Saturday evening and a surprise appearance by the Queen, the British are preparing to celebrate their sovereign in a more active way, by participating in giant picnics and parades where corgis in flowers or in paper chewed will be prominently.