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Queen’s Jubilee latest: Harry and Meghan arrive in California after missing pageant final

Queen’s Jubilee latest: Harry and Meghan arrive in California after missing pageant final

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have returned to the United States after a short trip to the UK for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The family are believed to have left the UK on Sunday ahead of the Platinum Jubilee pageant, with photos showing Prince Harry leaving an airport in California later that day.

The early departure means the Sussexes missed the final of the festivities, which saw the Queen make a surprise appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the royal flag was hoisted above the residence during the pageant.

In a statement after the appearance, the monarch said she was “humbled and deeply touched” by the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The four-day weekend began Thursday with the Trooping the Color ceremony, followed by a service of thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral on Friday and a party at the palace, hosted by the BBCSaturday evening.

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What does it mean to be both a human symbol and a national symbol?

As Her Majesty celebrates 70 years on the throne, we took a closer look at how the Royal Family navigates the public tightrope between symbolism and human emotion.

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Queen shows off her musical abilities in a skit with Paddington Bear

Queen Elizabeth shows off ‘cute’ acting skills with Paddington sketch for BBC concert

Audiences at the BBC Party at the Palace on Saturday night enjoyed a pre-recorded segment in which the Queen herself acted opposite Paddington Bear, voiced by Ben Whishaw.

During the skit, the Queen finally revealed what she keeps in her black Launer purse and even played Queen’s “We Will Rock You” on a teacup.

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The Queen’s statement to mark the end of the Platinum Jubilee in its entirety

The Queen made a statement on Sunday to wrap up her Platinum Jubilee weekend.

“When it comes to how to mark 70 years as a queen, there is no guide to follow. It really is a first. But I was touched and deeply touched that so many people took to the streets to celebrate my platinum jubilee,” read the statement released by Buckingham Palace.

“While I may not have attended every event in person, my heart is with you all; and I remain committed to serving you to the best of my abilities, supported by my family.

“I have been inspired by the kindness, joy and relatedness that has been so evident in recent days, and I hope that this renewed sense of togetherness will be felt for many years to come.

“I thank you most sincerely for your good wishes and for the part you all played in these happy celebrations.”

His message was signed Elizabeth R.

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The £79 earrings Kate Middleton wore over the Platinum Jubilee weekend are still in stock

Kate Middleton stepped out in a pair of gold earrings designed by Spells of Love during a royal visit to Cardiff Castle on Saturday.

Not one to shy away from wearing items in her wardrobe again, the Duchess of Cambridge wore the Caerphilly-based brand’s hoops for the first time during a trip to Cardiff in December 2020.

For those looking for a new addition to their jewelery arsenal, earrings are still available to buy – and they’re just £79.

We have the details here:

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Prince Charles laughs uncontrollably during Platinum Jubilee pageant

Prince Charles laughs uncontrollably as he watches the Platinum Jubilee pageant

The heir apparent was in good spirits during the Sunday festivities, bursting into laughter as he watched the show.

As a troop of dancing elephants and zebras strode past the Royal Family, the Prince of Wales could help but have a good old-fashioned giggle.

He was laughing so hard that his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, and son, Prince William, leaned in to find out what was so funny.

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“Media coverage of the Platinum Jubilee makes me feel uncomfortable working in this industry”

“As a black woman of enslaved African descent, whose tastes were branded with hot irons bearing the initials of members of the royal family, the last four days of wall-to-wall and uncritical responses to the jubilee have been a gaslight experience,” writes race correspondent Nadine White.

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Prince Louis’ best moments from the Platinum Jubilee weekend

From shouting into the air while standing next to Her Majesty, pulling faces at the Duchess of Cambridge, and showing off his dance moves, Prince Louis provided plenty of entertainment this weekend .

We’ve rounded up our favorite moments here:

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How Buckingham Palace’s Balcony Became Key to the Royal Family’s Existence

Crowds outside Buckingham Palace roared with cheers on Sunday evening as the Queen stepped out onto the balcony of the royal residence.

Marking the conclusion of the long weekend, the Queen stood between Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George, who are first, second and third to the throne respectively.

As Professor Pauline MacLaren of the Center for the Study of Modern Monarchy at the University of London has noted, an appearance on the royal balcony is “the most visible monarchy”.

“But it’s also them at their most strategic. Time and time again over the years they’ve used their appearances there – with considerable insight, it must be said – to underscore and maintain their place at the heart of the nation. MacLaren said.

We took a closer look at the key role Buckingham Palace’s balcony played throughout the Queen’s reign. Colin Drurry reports:

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The best royal fashion moments from the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee was the perfect opportunity for members of the Royal Family to show off their sartorial prowess this weekend.

Notable fashion moments included the Duchess of Sussex’s belted Dior coat, which she wore to a Thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday.

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The Duchess of Cambridge looked chic in a crisp white Alexander McQueen suit at Trooping the Color on Thursday.

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We’ve listed the best fashion moments from the long weekend. Saman Jave has the full list here:

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Meera Syal shows off her dance moves in the platinum jubilee contest

Comedian and actor Meera Syal couldn’t resist joining them on Sunday as Bollywood dancers performed during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant.

Images of her dancing were shared on Twitter, where they received over 19,000 likes.

Meera Syal dances in the royal box during the platinum jubilee pageant

“You hear those drums and you have to dance… #itsAPunjabiThing,” Syal wrote on Twitter.

Syal was seen sitting next to her husband, Sanjeev Bhaskar, who watched as his wife danced beside him.

When asked by Twitter users why he didn’t participate, Bhaskar joked that he was the designated driver for the evening.

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