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Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, toasted Queen Elizabeth II during a Grand Jubilee Luncheon celebration on Sunday afternoon before joining the Queen on the final day of Platinum Jubilee events.
The Prince of Wales and his wife were in attendance at the Oval Cricket Ground in south London, where they feasted on delicious desserts and cakes dedicated to Elizabeth’s remarkable milestone as she marks 70 years on the throne .
Charles and Camilla raised a glass and toasted the Queen as they joined 500 guests and 70 Royal Voluntary Service ‘platinum champions’ at the Kennington club.
The royal couple also joined throngs of people around the world who signed up to host Big Jubilee luncheons in a bid to set a world record for the longest street party as nearly 10 million people planned to join in the celebrations of Commonwealth communities.
At least 600 major international Jubilee lunches were also planned in countries such as Canada, Brazil, New Zealand, Japan, South Africa and Switzerland.
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“Between 10 and 12 million people is a modest estimate in terms of the scale of participation, and it speaks to the community spirit and appetite for connection that we know,” said the director of Big Jubilee, Peter Stewart, to Sky News ahead of the event.
On Saturday, Charles delivered a moving speech in honor of his mother at the star-studded ‘Party at the Palace’ concert where Diana Ross, Queen + Adam Lambert, Alicia Keys, Duran Duran, Rod Stewart, Andrea Bocelli and Nile Rodgers performed. products.
“Your Majesty, Mama,” he began. “The magnitude of tonight’s celebration – and the outpouring of warmth and affection throughout this Jubilee weekend – is our way of saying thank you – from your family, the country, the Commonwealth, in fact all over the world.On behalf of all of us, I wanted to pay tribute to your life of selfless service.
“Your family now spans four generations. You are our Head of State. And you are also our mother. We miss your ‘strength and perseverance’ very much tonight, but I’m sure he is here in spirit. … My dad would have loved to show it off and wholeheartedly join us in celebrating all that you continue to do for your country and your people.”
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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, died in April 2021 at the age of 99.
“Looking back, we think of the countless state occasions that are milestones on this nation’s road. And you’ll think of red boxes, filled with government documents, at the end of the day,” he said. declared. “You will remember those who led this country. Indeed, all the countries you serve. And leaders around the world.
“How things have changed… We think of all you have done to make the Commonwealth such an important force for good. You continue to write history. And there was still time to have some fun among the work. We would have celebrated that Derby winner tonight… next year maybe? But I know what really wakes my mum up in the mornings is all of you – watching at home. Represented here tonight in this general public.
He added: “Your Majesty, you have been with us in our difficult times. And you bring us together to celebrate times of pride, joy and happiness.
“You have met us and spoken with us. You laugh and cry with us and, most importantly, you have been there for us, for these seventy years. You have made a lifelong commitment to service – you continue to deliver . That’s why we are here. That’s what we’re celebrating tonight. These photos on your home are the story of your life – and ours. So, Your Majesty, that’s why we all say “thank you. “.
Queen Elizabeth II made a surprise appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on Sunday after she was widely expected to skip the final Platinum Jubilee festivities.
The 96-year-old monarch wore a bright green suit as she walked out of the palace and waved to thousands of revelers alongside her immediate royal family as Ed Sheeran performed ‘Perfect’ before a moving rendition of ‘God Save The Queen’ .
Elizabeth was joined by Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William’s grandson and his wife Kate Middleton, in addition to their three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
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It was the first time the Queen has been seen since the lighting of the Jubilee beacons on Thursday, as she pulled out of church services at St Paul’s Cathedral and missed horse racing for just the third time.
Despite his presence at Thursday’s Trooping the Color military parade and the flypast that honored his 96th birthday, The Palace issued a press release that the Queen would not be present at Friday’s service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral.
“The Queen enjoyed the birthday parade and today’s flypast very much, but felt some discomfort,” the statement read.
“Given the travel and activity required to attend tomorrow’s National Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Her Majesty has concluded with great reluctance that she will not attend.”
The palace added: “The Queen is delighted to be part of tonight’s Beacon Lighting event at Windsor Castle and would like to thank everyone who has made today such a memorable occasion.”
Following Elizabeth’s announcement, a royal expert told Fox News Digital it was “another sobering reminder to the Queen’s smashing record. [70-year] the reign is coming to an end.”
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