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jubilee celebrations


It was a packed few days – so much TV to watch!

On Sunday we had the Thames River Pageant, an event not seen for over 300 years and not likely to be seen again.  Over a thousand boats of all shapes and sizes gathered on the Thames near Battersea and made their way along the 7 mile stretch of the river to Tower Bridge.  It was a shame about the weather – it started off grey and cloudy and ended up in near torrential rain.  I was glad to be at home watching it, but the thousands of people who turned up to line the route looked like they were having a great time.

photograph © bbc.co.uk

photograph © thinkdefence.co.uk

photograph © The British Monarchy’s photostream on flickr

On Monday there was a concert held just in front of Buckingham Palace.  Again there were tens of thousands of people there watching a variety of performers who spanned the Queen’s reign.  It ended with a fantastic firework display.

photograph © reutersuk

On Tuesday there was a  Service of Thanksgiving when the Queen attended a special service at St Paul’s Cathedral followed by a ceremonial drive, in open topped carriages, back to Buckingham Palace for an appearance on the balcony and a flypast by the Red Arrows.  It was estimated that there was a crowd of over 1 million people in The Mall joining in the celebration.

photograph © telegraph.co.uk

I wonder if we will be celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee ten years from now?


2 thoughts on “jubilee celebrations

  1. I wouldn’t be a bit surprised!

  2. Beautiful and festive scenes 🙂

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