Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee: a new portrait of the Queen unveiled to launch the festivities

This Thursday, June 2, the United Kingdom will celebrate the first day of the Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. On this occasion, a brand new portrait of the Queen was unveiled.

It’s D-Day for Elizabeth II. This Thursday, June 2nd launches the first day of the festivities celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of the Monarch. Everywhere in the United Kingdom but especially in London, the mother of Prince Charles will be honored. So to thank her subjects, the British Royal Family has unveiled on its Twitter account, a brand new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Indeed, on the published picture, we can see her sitting, wearing a sky blue coat dress. Hands on thighs, she sketches a small smile. In the caption, the official Twitter account of the Royal Family wanted to honor her: “Her Majesty, The Queen, the first Monarch in British history to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. To kick off this weekend’s festivities, a new portrait of The Queen is unveiled.”

A nice touch to celebrate the start of the festivities. Elizabeth II has already thanked all the participants: “Thank you to all those who have participated in the convocation of communities, families, neighbors and friends to mark my Platinum Jubilee, in the United Kingdom and throughout the Commonwealth,” she said, before continuing: “I know that you have many happy memories of these festive moments. I continue to be buoyed by the good feelings that have been shown to me and hope that the next few days will be an opportunity to reflect on all that has been achieved over the past seventy years as we look forward to the future with confidence and excitement.”


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What events are planned for the first day of Queen Elizabeth II’s Jubilee?

This Thursday, June 2, more than 1,500 soldiers and musicians from the British army will march in the Trooping the Colour. The British royal family will also appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to greet the crowd. Note that there will be absentees during this appearance. Indeed, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been excluded. They are not the only ones: Prince Andrew, involved in a sordid sex scandal will not be part of the party either.

Photos credits: Ranald Mackechnie

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