Britain is celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of the Queen Elizabeth II

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Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating the Platinum Jubilee, her 70 years on the British throne. The first of four days celebration have begun. The event is being watched around the world.The monarch issued a personal message ahead of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations: “Thank you to everyone who has been involved in convening communities, families, neighbours and friends to mark my Platinum Jubilee, in the United Kingdom and across the Commonwealth. I know that many happy memories will be created at these festive occasions.”The royals, including Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, along with Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, arrived for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson also arrived at the “Trooping the Colour” ceremony. A big crowd of people gathered to celebrate. The atmosphere was jolly and filled with singing.Queen gave royal wave from Buckingham Palace balcony. A military parade took place. The Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, was in his role as Colonel of the Welsh Guards.The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery fireD 82-guns.

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The Queen received best wishes from around the world. Pope Francis also send a message and wishes to the Queen.The Queen also has a brand new portrait shot by Ranald Mackechnie. The Platinum Jubilee portrait is the third official photo to be shared of the Queen in her historic 70th year on the throne. Protesters planning to disrupt the Platinum Jubilee were stopped by police. A number of arrests have been made. The celebration of Elizabeth’s reign includes a service of thanksgiving Friday at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, a concert at Buckingham Palace on Saturday and a pageant staged by thousands of performers drawn from schools and community groups around the country on Sunday afternoon. Organizations and individuals are expected to hold thousands of street parties around the country.