The Royal Family at Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
Chloé Friedmann - Madame Figaro
The celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee started on June 2. She appeared on the balcony of Buckingham alongside other members of the royal family, as part of the Trooping the Color parade.
The celebrations of the Queen’s 70 years of reign will last 3 days. The first event that took place was the Trooping the Color parade, which marks the official festivities organized for the Queen's birthday. During this event, the royal family appeared united on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, as is the tradition. As asked by the Queen, no longer working royals of the House of Windsor were not invited to the balcony appearance; therefore, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie were absent from the said balcony. The latter attended the celebrations from the former office of the Duke of Wellington.
The arrival of Kate Middleton and Camilla of Cornwall was remarkable: they came in a carriage with Princes George and Louis, as well as Princess Charlotte, under the eyes of Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie, attentive to the spectacle. Queen Elizabeth arrived on the balcony of Buckingham, cheered by tens of thousands of people massed near the palace in London, alongside her cousin, the Duke of Kent.
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Journalist Huw Edwards explained that “since the late Duke of Edinburgh stopped attending official events years before his death, the Duke of Kent is a very prominent participant in these major state events.” The Cambridges were present on the balcony.
They were accompanied by Prince Charles and Camilla of Cornwall, as along with Princess Anne, her husband Timothy Laurence, Sophie of Wessex and Prince Edward, as well as their children James and Louise. Spectators were able to admire the antics of Prince Louis. His funny faces made the Queen burst into laughter. The Duchess of Cambridge was amazed at the aerial ballet.