The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, 2




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The jubilee parade had all the pomp and pageantry fit for a queen. Her majesty appeared as a hologram waving to the crowds from the 260 year-old state coach they carried her to a coronation in 1953.

But the military procession soon took on a street carnival vibe, with displays representing the seven decades of the queen’s reign. There was plenty of color and even more cheer: characters from the super quirky to supermodels.

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The young royals watched on a playful prince Louis not content to stay in his seat finally settling for his grandad’s lap.

But it was the Queen herself who stole the show. After two days out of the spotlight due to mobility issues, she was back, flanked by three generations of royals, a rock star turnout for a long reigning monarch.

Platinum Jubilee Attendant, One: “Really quite emotional. My dad brought me to the Golden Jubilee when I was a child. It was a something that always stuck with me, so I wanted to bring my kids along to witness the same thing.”

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The Queen’s surprise appearance on the balcony might have excited crowds . . . but her absence throughout the weekend was noticed; this country saw much more of Prince Charles and Prince William with commentators saying a transition is already underway in the British Monarchy.

In the royal gardens at Windsor there was plenty of party spirits.

Man Dressed as Royal Official: “We will attempt the world’s longest loyal toast.”

Many here hope to one day see a king in the castle.

Platinum Jubilee Attendant, Two: “I’ll be happy for Charles — he’s been king in waiting for a very long time.”

The Platinum Jubilee will long live in the national memory as the queen plans for the future of the institution she served for more than 70 years.

Isabella Higgins ABC News London.

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