Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has reached an incredible milestone, becoming the first British monarch in history to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee.
To mark the history-making anniversary, a four-day celebration took place in the United Kingdom which included Trooping the Colour, a huge concert outside Buckingham Palace, a pageant, a thanksgiving service and much more.
The Queen herself, despite suffering mobility issues as of late, made several appearances during the celebrations including during Trooping the Colour where she wore a stunning pale blue ensemble; leading the lighting of the Principal Platinum Jubilee Beacon from Windsor Castle; an endearing skit with British icon Paddington Bear; and she made a surprise appearance on the Buckingham Palace balcony during the pageant in a striking bright green ensemble.
Other members of the British royal family also made multiple public appearances this weekend including Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Princess Anne and more.
As the celebrations came to a close on Sunday, June 5, 2022, the Queen issued a heartwarming statement sharing her gratitude as people celebrated her reign as monarch the globe over.
“When it comes to how to mark 70 years as your Queen, there is no guidebook to follow. It really is a first,” she said. “But I have been humbled and deeply touched that so many people have taken to the streets to celebrate my Platinum Jubilee.
“While I may not have attended every event in person, my heart has been with you all; and I remain committed to serving you to the best of my ability, supported by my family.”
She went on to say how she has been “inspired by the kindness, joy and kinship” displayed during the celebrations, adding that she hopes “this renewed sense of togetherness will be felt for many years to come”.
“I thank you most sincerely for your good wishes and for the part you have all played in these happy celebrations,” she concluded.
Take a look at some of the highlight moments from the Platinum Jubilee celebrations over the weekend.
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