Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations kick off in royal style

LONDON—Thousands of supporters gathered in central London to watch a military parade and gun salute to mark the start of Queen Elizabeth IIrecord-breaking Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The Trooping of the Colour, an annual military parade that marks the Queen’s official birthday, featured more than 1,200 British Army troops and 240 horses marching in close formation. The Queen, who recently suffered from mobility issues, stood on the balcony of Buckingham Palace wearing a dove blue dress and holding a cane, as she inspected the marching troops.


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