The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have returned to the United States after a short trip to the United Kingdom to celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee.
The family reportedly left the UK on Sunday ahead of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant contest, with pictures emerging of Prince Harry leaving an airport in California later that day.
The early departure means the Sussexes missed the conclusion of the festivities, which saw the Queen suddenly appear on Buckingham Palace’s balcony after the standard royal flag was hoisted over the property during the competition.
In a statement following the appearance, the Queen said she was “deeply humbled and moved” by the platinum jubilee celebrations.
The four-day weekend began with Trooping the Color on Thursday, followed by Thanksgiving Mass at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday and a party at the Palace, hosted by BBCSaturday evening.
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Quinn shows her musical ability in a skit with Paddington Bear
Queen Elizabeth shows off her ‘cute’ acting skills in Paddington skit at BBC gala
The audience at the BBC’s party at the Palace on Saturday evening enjoyed a pre-recorded piece in which the Queen herself performed in front of Paddington Bear, with the voice of Ben Whishaw.
During the sitcom, the Queen finally revealed what she keeps in her signature black handbag, playing the “We Will Rock You” Queen over a cup of tea.
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The Queen’s statement on the occasion of the end of the full Platinum Jubilee
The Queen made the statement on Sunday at the conclusion of her platinum jubilee holiday.
“When it comes to how to celebrate 70 years as Queen, there is no guidebook to follow. It really is a first. But I was humbled and deeply moved that so many people took to the streets to celebrate a platinum Jubilee,” said the statement from Buckingham Palace.
“Although I may not have attended every event in person, my heart has been with all of you; and I remain committed to serving you to the best of my ability, with the support of my family.
“I have been inspired by the kindness, joy, and kinship that have been so evident in recent days, and I hope that this renewed sense of togetherness will be felt for many years to come.
“I sincerely thank you for your good wishes and for the role you all played in these happy celebrations.”
Her letter was signed by Elizabeth R.
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The £79 earrings Kate Middleton wore during the platinum jubilee holiday are still in stock
Kate Middleton stepped out wearing a pair of gold-plated Spells of Love earrings on a royal visit to Cardiff Castle on Saturday.
The Duchess of Cambridge has not avoided re-wearing items in her wardrobe, as she first wore the collars of the Caerphilly-based brand on a trip to Cardiff in December 2020.
For those looking for a new addition to their jewelry arsenal, the earrings are still available for purchase – and they’re priced at just £79.
We have the details here:
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Prince Charles laughs uncontrollably during the platinum jubilee competition
Prince Charles laughs uncontrollably while watching the Platinum Jubilee Contest
Reza the heir was in good spirits during Sunday’s festivities, bursting into fits of laughter while watching the contest.
When a band of dancing elephants and zebras passed in front of the royal family, the Prince of Wales could help but he has a good old laugh.
He was laughing so much that his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, and son, Prince William, tended to find out what was so funny.
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“The media coverage of the platinum jubilee makes me uncomfortable working in this industry.”
“As a black woman of enslaved Africans, the likes of whom have been branded with hot irons bearing the initials of royals, the uncritical reactions of the past four days to Jubilee have been a thrilling experience,” writes race reporter Nadine White.
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Prince Louis’ best moments from the Platinum Jubilee Weekend
From screaming in the air while standing next to Her Majesty, pulling faces at the Duchess of Cambridge, to flaunting her dance moves, Prince Louis provided plenty of entertainment this weekend.
We’ve rounded up our favorite moments here:
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How the Buckingham Palace balcony became a key to the royal family’s existence
The crowd outside Buckingham Palace cheered on Sunday evening as the Queen took to the balcony of the royal residence.
Marking the conclusion of the long weekend, the Queen stood between Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George, who are first, second and third in line to the throne respectively.
As Professor Pauline MacLaren of the University of London’s Center for the Study of Modern Property has noted, the appearance of the Royal Terrace is “monarchy at its purest”.
But they are also at their most strategic. Time and time again over the years they have used appearances there – with great cleverness, it has to be said – to assert and maintain their place in the heart of the nation,” McLaren said.
We’ve taken a closer look at the key role the Buckingham Palace balcony played throughout the Queen’s reign. Colin Drury Reports:
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The best royal fashion moments from The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Holiday
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee was the perfect opportunity for members of the royal family to display their dress prowess this weekend.
Her most iconic fashion moments included the Duchess of Sussex’s belted Dior coat, which she wore to a Thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday.
The Duchess of Cambridge looked elegant in a crisp white Alexander McQueen suit at Trooping the Color on Thursday.
We’ve charted the best fashion moments from the long weekend. Saman Javed He has the full list here:
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Mira Sial shows her dance moves during the Platinum Jubilee competition
Comedian and actress Mira Seal couldn’t help but join in on Sunday as Bollywood dancers put on a show during the platinum jubilee competition.
And clips of her dancing were published on Twitter, where she garnered more than 19,000 likes.
Mira Sial dances in the royal box during the platinum jubilee competition
Sial wrote on Twitter: “You hear those drums and you have to dance…
Sial was seen sitting next to her husband, Sanjeev Bhaskar, who looked at him while his wife was dancing next to him.
When Twitter users asked him why he wasn’t joining, Bhaskar joked that he was the designated driver for the evening.
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