Queen Platinum Jubilee | Prince Harry and Meghan

On Friday, members of the royal family, including Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, attended a religious ceremony at the historic St Paul’s Cathedral in central London to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s 70-year reign.

The Queen, on the other hand, stayed at home after having “discomfort” on Thursday, the Platinum Jubilee’s opening day, during which she appeared twice on Buckingham Palace’s balcony.

The Queen had “greatly appreciated” the jubilee’s opening activities, according to Buckingham Palace, and had made the choice to miss Friday’s service “with great reluctance” after “considering the journey and activity required to attend.”

Meghan and Harry, who came in from the United States for the jubilee celebrations, were greeted with shouts when they arrived on Friday. There was great conjecture in the British press ahead of the occasion about how the couple would be treated after their decision two years ago to leave the royal family and relocate to California.
The public was less enthused with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was greeted with mixed applause and jeers as he and his wife, Carrie, arrived.

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge were the last to arrive at St Paul’s, followed by Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
The Queen will be watching the Thanksgiving ceremony on television from Windsor Castle, according to a Buckingham Palace official. After testing positive for coronavirus, her son Prince Andrew was another noticeable absentee from the religious ceremony.

The funeral provided an opportunity for the royal family to gather together in honor of the much-loved matriarch.

“It was one big party yesterday, one big fantastic, fabulous party, with a flyover and an incredible tribute to the armed forces. Today, though, is a considerably more solemn occasion “Kate Williams, a CNN royal historian, agreed.

The celebration honoring the Queen’s lifetime of service was attended by over 400 guests from all four nations of the United Kingdom. According to Buckingham Palace, the audience included crucial workers, teachers, and public servants, as well as representatives from the Armed Forces, charities, social enterprises, and voluntary groups. Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, was in the audience.

The National Service of Thanksgiving to Celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, which took place on Friday morning, had a public service focus. The service, which featured Bible readings, prayers, and congregational hymns to honor the Queen’s 70 years on the British monarchy, was led by David Ison, the Dean of St Paul’s.

The bell of St Paul’s, which weighs more than 16 tons and is the largest in the United Kingdom, was rung to commemorate the occasion. It rang out for the first time after its restoration in 2021 on Friday’s royal occasion.
The gathering was the first opportunity for the public to see Harry and Meghan up close. They were in the second row, next to Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, Prince Andrew’s children, and their husbands.

The couple also attended the Trooping the Colour ceremony on Thursday, but kept a low profile by observing the events from the Major General’s Office overlooking Horse Guards Parade, which was their first combined appearance at a royal event in two years.

The Queen determined last month that only working royals would be invited to the traditional balcony presentation following the parade, so Harry and Meghan did not join the rest of the royal family.
While Trooping the Colour commemorated the Queen’s formal birthday, it also acted as a prelude to her jubilee weekend, which lasted four days. On Saturday, there will be a concert at the palace, and on Sunday, there will be a pageant.

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