Highlights from the queen's Platinum Jubilee in photos
Spectacular military parades, street parties up and down the country, drone and light shows at Buckingham Palace, and a surprising starring turn from Queen Elizabeth II and Paddington Bear: Britain’s four-day Platinum Jubilee extravaganza has been one long party demonstrating the extraordinary popularity of the monarch after 70 years on the throne. Britain’s longest-reigning monarch only made three brief appearances during the long holiday weekend dedicated to marking her service. The four days of celebrations were bookended by two Buckingham Palace balcony appearances by the 96-year-old queen — one on Thursday as festivities kicked off, and the other on Sunday at the finale of a massive street pageant.news.yahoo.com
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Hold First Birthday Party for Lilibet. No Senior Royals Went.
Karwai Tang/WireImageWelcome to this week’s edition of Royalist, The Daily Beast’s newsletter for all things royal and Royal Family. Subscribe here to get it in your inbox every Sunday.Lilibet’s birthday party is the royal proxy warThe Daily Beast reported yesterday that it was “highly unlikely” that Queen Elizabeth was planning to “attend a rumored first birthday party for her great-grand-daughter Lilibet at Frogmore Cottage on Saturday,” and so it turned out.The Sun reports that the “relaxed”news.yahoo.com
Platinum Jubilee: Queen lights beacon, will miss Friday event
Queen Elizabeth II led the lighting of beacons across the United Kingdom on day one of celebrations for her Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years on the throne, but the nonagenarian monarch is set to miss a church service Friday owing to health concerns.