Queen Elizabeth II suddenly appears on the balcony of the palace to conclude the jubilee

Queen Elizabeth II suddenly appears on the balcony of the palace to conclude the jubilee

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II watches from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping the Color parade in London on Thursday, 2 June.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen will be joined by members of the royal family during her appearance on the balcony on Sunday. With her, from left, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; Prince Charles; Prince William; Prince George, Princess Charlotte Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge; and Prince Louis.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Soldiers parade during the People’s Queen pageant in London on Sunday.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Crowds watch the Queen’s appearance in London on Sunday.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Ed Sheeran performs before the Queen appears.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Archive video of the Queen playing inside Gold State’s coach during Sunday’s military parade.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Cakes celebrating the jubilee are displayed at a street party in Aylesford, England, on Sunday.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Sunday’s parade saw key performers, military and workers march through the mall to mark many iconic moments from the Queen’s reign.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, attend the Big Jubilee Luncheon on Sunday in London. There have been similar lunchtime events taking place in other communities across the country.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Revelers pose for photos while attending a party in Ashby de la Zoche, England, on Sunday.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

People gather outside Windsor Castle for a grand jubilee lunch there on Sunday.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Children lay a flag on the road during a street party in York, England, on Sunday.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Queen’s Brian May is excited to attend the concerts as the band – joined by Adam Lambert – opens a special show outside Buckingham Palace on Saturday night. The two-and-a-half-hour party boasted an impressive lineup of stars.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Members of the royal family attend a Saturday night party. In the middle row, from the left, is Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge; Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince William.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Rod Stewart performed on stage during Saturday night’s concert, performing “Sweet Caroline” for British karaoke by Neil Diamond.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Drones create the shape of a corgi dog – the Queen’s favorite – above the palace Saturday night.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Prince Charles, accompanied by his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, addresses the ceremony on Saturday night. He said of his mother the Queen: “You have vowed to serve your whole life.” “You keep delivering. That’s why we’re here. That’s what we’re celebrating tonight.”

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

People chant as they gather at the mall for the concert outside Buckingham Palace.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Diana Ross appears on stage during the concert. The legendary singer concluded the show with “No mountain is high enough.”

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

People gather along the mall for a Saturday night party.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Prince George and Princess Charlotte also joined their parents on a tour of Cardiff, Wales on Saturday. Their visit was part of the royal family’s tour of all four regions of the United Kingdom.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Princess Anne, the Queen’s only daughter, stands on the balcony of the Royal Trust while attending the Epsom Derby on Saturday. She would fill in the place of her mother, who had been a regular spectator at the event in years past.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Boys ride a bus in Epsom along with cardboard cutouts for the Queen.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Princess Charlotte leads a band alongside her brother Prince George during their visit to Cardiff Castle in Wales.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

People dance during the jubilee celebrations in London on Saturday.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

People gather at a street party in Highfield, England, on Saturday.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, left St Paul’s Cathedral in London after attending a service to honor the Queen on Friday. Harry and Meghan, who traveled from the United States to attend the jubilee festivities, were given a standing ovation by an off-duty crowd. Ahead of the event, there was a lot of speculation in the British press about how the couple would be greeted after their decision to step back from the royal family and move to California two years ago.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, smiles as she arrives at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

More than 400 people were invited to Friday’s ceremony in recognition of the Queen’s age in service. The congregation included key workers, teachers and public officials as well as representatives from the armed forces, charities, social foundations and voluntary groups, according to Buckingham Palace. London Mayor Sadiq Khan was among the attendees.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Prince Charles arrives for Friday service. One of the Queen’s sons, Prince Andrew, was notably absent after testing positive for Covid-19.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

The theme of the Friday event was Public Service. It included Bible readings, prayers and congregational hymns to honor the Queen’s 70 years to the British throne.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pauses while inside St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday. Johnson was encouraged and booed by the crowd as he arrived for the service.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

A member of the military stumbles Friday during pre-service duty.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

A woman holds a truncated portrait of the Queen while waiting outside St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

People gather outside St Paul’s Cathedral to watch the arrivals.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen is preparing to touch the Commonwealth of Nations to begin lighting the main beacon outside Buckingham Palace on Thursday.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

The Platinum Jubilee Beacon was lit by Lord Provost Robert Aldridge and Commander of Edinburgh Garrison, Lt. Col. Lorne Campbell, at Edinburgh Castle, Scotland, on Thursday. More than 1,500 towns, villages and cities across the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories will come together to light a beacon to celebrate the Jubilee.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

People pack The Mall in London for a parade of the Colored Forces on Thursday.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen steps out onto the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the parade of the Colored Troops.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, waves during the carriages parade on Thursday. She is joined in the carriage by her three children – Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte – as well as Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Airplanes illustrate the number 70 as they fly over Buckingham Palace on Thursday.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

A 124 salute was fired at the Tower of London as part of the Trooping the Color parade.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Trooping the Color involved 1,500 soldiers and officers, 400 musicians, 250 horses and 70 aircraft, according to Britain’s Ministry of Defense.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Three of the Queen’s grandchildren – from left, Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte – rode the carriage procession on Thursday.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Prince William, left, rides a horse next to his father, Prince Charles, during a parade of the Colored Forces.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen’s Guard marches through the colorful troop procession Thursday.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen will be joined by members of the royal family on Thursday on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Thousands of people flocked to central London to participate in Thursday’s festivities.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

A military band performs on Thursday.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Four of the Queen’s grandchildren watch the show from a window at Buckingham Palace on Thursday. From left, Prince George, Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte and Mia Tindall.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

A member of the Coldstream Guards holds commemorative programs before the start of the military parade Thursday.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Prince Edward, right, rides in a carriage with his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and their children, James and Louise.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

The House Cavalry Troupe participates in the military parade on Thursday.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

A man wears a Union Jack suit as people gather at the mall to celebrate the jubilee on Thursday.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Police officers line up at the mall before Trooping the Color on Thursday.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

A member of Buckingham Palace staff cleans the balcony before the Troops of Color parade on Thursday.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Crowds gather in London for the parade.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese lights the Commonwealth Beacon to celebrate the jubilee in Canberra, Australia, on Thursday.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Some royal fans put Union flags on their faces as they gathered along the Mall in London on Thursday.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

People wear the queen’s masks and one of her dogs as they attend jubilee celebrations at the mall on Thursday.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Anita Atkinson, who has collected more than 12,000 pieces of royal memorabilia, makes her way to a tea party in Durham on Thursday.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

People sing the national anthem as they gather along the Mall on Thursday.

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

A boy stands with a union flag at the mall on Wednesday.

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