Queen Elizabeth, II

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Video: Queen’s Platinum Jubilee



They were in high spirits from the start. And this is what they were here to see: trooping the color took place under sunny London skies to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

There was the usual pomp and circumstance with senior royals arriving in carriages.

As has had happened often in recent events, Prince Charles stood in for the Queen, arriving on horseback for his ceremonial duties.

Several people were detained after breaching the security perimeter on the mall.

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But most were here to enjoy the party.

Platinum Jubilee, Attendee, One: “I just think it’s a moment in history; wherever you’re from: England or anywhere in the world. It’s a history. It’s a moment that I don’t know when we’re going to see again.”

Platinum Jubilee, Attendee, Two: “And so she transcended my grandmother, my mother, myself and my daughter; it’s just an amazing achievement.

Platinum Jubilee, Attendee, Three: “Queen. It’s so much fun!”

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The Queen made the first of two appearances of the Buckingham Palace Balcony to welcome back the procession.

Following an eighty-two gun salute, crowds flocked down the mall to witness the main event.

After much anticipation, it was time for the honorific fly-past, celebrating her seventy years on the throne, and an iconic moment in British history.

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Monarch, Monarchy. Many people gathered in London for a Pop concert. True or false?

Queen and King. Did members of the Royal Family come in Limousines?

Emperor and Empress. All the attendees are normal and well-mannered. Everyone behaved well. Is this right or wrong?

Prince and Princess. Does the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee happen every year? Do only Britons attend the ceremony?

Royalty. The British Monarch (Queen or King) changes every eight years. Is this correct or incorrect? Do only only people know about Queen Elizabeth II?

Duke and Duchess. Did the Queen walk in the mall and shake people’s hands and talk to them?

Lord and Lady. Was the highlight of the celebration was a band performance?
Nobility, Nobleman, Noblewoman. Does your country have monarchs (kings, queens, emperors, empresses)? Were there monarchs in the past?

Tsar and Tsarina. Are there noble families? Are there many palaces, castles and mansions where nobles or royalty lives or lived?

Baron and Baroness. When I was young, I read and heard stories about kings, queens, princes and princesses, castles and palaces. Yes or no?

Marquess and Marchioness. Do you think Britain should become a republic? Should countries get rid of monarchies?

Sultan and Sultana. What might happen in the future?

Maharajah, Raja. I wish to be a king, queen, prince or princess or other royalty or nobility.

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