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In Photos: Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Kicks off

Thu 02 Jun 2022 | 09:03 PM
Rana Atef

On Thursday, the events of the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II started with the Flypast, and Trooping the Color with the participation of the Queen and a number of senior members of the Royal family including Prince Charles, the Crown Prince, and Duchess Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, Duchess Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, and their children.

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Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations nationwide program was released on Monday. The 95-year-old monarch will become the first ruler of the British kingdom to reach a Platinum record’s milestone by 6th February.

Inherited the throne on 6th February 1952 and officially crowned on 2nd June 1953, her Majesty was named the longest-reigning ruler in history, breaking the number held by her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, in 2007.

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Regarding the program of celebrations, it included a budding day for the Queen, the Royal Family’s official account on Twitter announced: ” Giving an opportunity for people and communities to come together to mark this historic milestone, there will be an extended Bank Holiday weekend from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June.”

The event was a colorful troop by the Irish Guards on 2nd June, ” Over 1,500 towns and cities across the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories will come together to light a beacon to mark the Platinum Jubilee, with the principal beacon being lit in a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace,” the statement added. 

On 3rd June, there will be Thanksgiving services by her Majesty at St. Paulus’ Cathedral.

A huge entertaining concert that would feature the top world’s stars will be held on 4th June.

During the celebrations, people are welcomed to share happiness by backing pudding in the honor of the Queen, or by planting trees.