Fragile but 70 years on the throne

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  • Fleur Lunsbash

    UK and Ireland correspondent

  • Fleur Lunsbash

    UK and Ireland correspondent

A long weekend of parades, street parties, balcony scene, theater and pop concert at Buckingham Palace. Starting today, Britons will celebrate their longest-ever four-day reign: Queen Elizabeth II.

a Platinum Anniversary For the Queen who ruled for 70 years, because 96-year-old Elizabeth has already experienced a silver and golden jubilee. She is not only the UK’s oldest and longest-serving head of state worldwide. What’s Next platinum Nobody can really tell you.

This anniversary celebration is not a celebration of the British royal family. A celebration in her honor: Queen Elizabeth. The most obedient queen who at an early age promised to “serve the Fatherland all her life.” A promise she continues to keep to this day, despite her fragile health. In this resilience lies the strength of its popularity. I’m looking for a Briton who doesn’t respect this.

Elizabeth herself started the festivities last night with a message to the British people thanking everyone who contributed to the festivities. “I’m sure many happy memories will emerge during these festivities.”

This achievement is celebrated across the UK. It is estimated that around 40 million Britons will take part in the festivities and neighborhood parties. The Queen’s portrait was depicted on flags and flowerbeds, and soon balloons of hounds (the Queen’s Welsh breed of dwarf dogs) would be floating on the streets of London.

The 260-year-old Royal Gold Country Coach, commissioned by George III in 1762, has been used to crown all British monarchs since. Elizabeth also rode this carriage through the streets of London in 1953 on her coronation day.

Philip Holder of Telford was still young at the time, but he still remembers her well. He became a car maker when he was 16 years old and repaired antiques from high-profile circuits.

So Philip is especially looking forward to the show with the Royal Golden Coach, one of the oldest gigs in the world:

Elizabeth leads 260-year-old gold coach: ‘Too expensive now’

The Queen herself won’t be sitting in the antiques carriage this time. To replace it, film images from 1953 were projected onto the wagon windows. Elizabeth once left that the 4-ton gold-plated wagon was “extremely uncomfortable”. In addition, the health of the elderly queen is very fragile. According to the palace, the ceremonies she can attend in person will be checked daily.

Since the Queen was admitted to hospital in October, the palace has spoken of “frequent mobility issues” that make it difficult for her to stand and walk. In recent months, she has had to cancel several festive events, including the opening of Parliament, which is unusual for her. When she contracted coronavirus in February, many Britons feared she would not make it to her anniversary celebration.

National Baking Competition

Shabnam Russo was one of the last five finalists with a Rozen-Falooda cake, based on an Indian dessert.

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Shabnam Russo

The fact that the competition was held in honor of Queen Elizabeth’s jubilee was an additional reason for the participation of Shabnam Rousseau. “She’s very resilient,” she says. “She’s the only queen we’ve known in my generation.” “The Queen has given us a lot of stability, especially during the pandemic. I’m a huge fan of her.”

By the way, her dessert did not win: it became a classic basic With lemon sponge cake, custard and amaretto biscuit. The recipe for it It can be found On the official website of the royal family, with a photo of Elizabeth’s son-in-law Camilla.

Anniversary in precious times

The anniversary celebration comes at a time when the country can use some fun. The impact of high energy prices and high inflation on the poorest Britons has been particularly hard. The rapid rise in the cost of living and the looming recession predicted by the Bank of England will be the main policy discussion in the coming months.

Newspapers are full of stories of people having to choose between eating a meal or heating their house, or the Britons asked a supermarket cashier to indicate when their groceries hit £40 so they could leave the rest.

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