The Queen‘s Platinum Jubilee plans have been announced by Buckingham Palace to mark her 70th anniversary as British monarch. Both Her Majesty and the Royal Family are said to be eager to participate in the activities and according to a royal expert, will regard it as an “opportunity” for celebration after a difficult year.
Festivities include a Trooping the Colour, a live music concert, and a Platinum Jubilee pageant spread across a 4-day Bank Holiday weekend.
The BBC’s Royal Correspondent Nicholas Witchell said: “Certainly she will be very apparent, she will be attending most of those events if not all of those events.
“There has been some slowing down for several years but she is still very engaged and certainly she and the palace will hope that this will be an opportunity for people across the United Kingdom to show their continued commitment, regard and affection for this particular monarch.”
He added that “despite the difficulties”, the Queen is “very forward-looking” and will view her Jubilee as an opportunity to celebrate with her family and the wider community.
So far, this last year has been difficult for the Queen. Prince Philip, her husband of 73 years, passed away on April 9 at Windsor with Her Majesty at his bedside.
Prince Andrew’s withdrawal from public duties and the departure of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from the Royal Family also tested the Queen and…