- Sir Cliff Richard is among about 150 celebrities who have ridden outdoors buses
- Double-decker buses marked seven decades of the Queen’s 70-year rule
- The Queen appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after the royal standard was raised
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Kate Moss, Holly Willoughby, Idris Elba and Sir Cliff Richard are among the most beloved British public figures who have ridden the two-story Jubilee Pageant representing each decade of the Queen’s 70-year reign.
The supermodel, Moss, 47, wore a Vivienne Westwood Union Jack jacket and was seen smiling and dancing alongside Naomi Campbell, Patsy Kensit, Bridgerton’s Phoebe Dynevor and famed makeup guru Charlotte Tilbury on top of the 1990s vehicles.
Colorful open-top buses were adorned with paintings and famous slogans from every decade, including ‘Groovy’ from the 1970s and ‘Girl Power’ – introduced by British pop icon The Spice Girls to the mainstream in the 1990s.
Standing on top of a 1950s bus, Sir Cliff Richard, Chris Eubank, Katherine Jenkins and Bonnie Langford debuted in front of a fan audience, while Kate Garraway, Alan Titchmarsh, William Roache of Coronation Street and Basil Brush waved to the audience from a 1960s vehicle. them. – which contained an orange and purple floral psychedelic pattern.
About 10,000 people, including a team of 6,000 performers, are involved in setting up a carnival route from the Horse Guard, along Whitehall to Admiralty Arch and down The Mall to Buckingham Palace, repeating Her Majesty’s 1953 coronation procession.
That comes when the Queen went out on the balcony of Buckingham Palace today in her first public appearance since the platinum jubilee celebrations began on Thursday.
Her Majesty, 96, was greeted by the roar of a crowd of thousands of spectators gathered at The Mall, while the longest-serving British head of state was approached on the balcony by Prince Charles, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George.
On a 1970s bus, Shirley Ballas, Angela Rippon, Heather Small, Emmerdale star Patrick Mower and comedian Lee Mack – who highlighted the Partygate scandal in Downing Street during a jubilee concert last night – marched through the mall at a spectacular £ 15 million Choice.
Meanwhile, TV presenter Timmy Mallett – wearing a Union Jack hat – waved and smiled at a huge audience along with Pudsey Bear, Gary Lineker, Ruth Langsford and Tony Hadley on an 1980s open-top bus.
At celebrations from decade to decade, actors, presenters, sports stars and singers paraded London from the top of the bus, accompanied by a fleet of more than 200 classic vehicles, including Del Boy’s Robin Reliant and James Bond cars.
Fashion stylist Gok Wan and Michelin-starred chef Heston Blumenthal represented the 2000s bus, while Nicole Scherzinger and Rylan Clark represented the 2010s decade.
Sam McKnight, who was Princess Diana’s hairdresser from 1990 until her death in 1997, posted a picture before he boarded the bus with supermodels Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and wrote: ‘Boarding the bus from the’ 90s. Platinum choice. ‘
Money-saving expert Martin Lewis also appeared on a 2000 bus and said he “plans to take advantage of every moment” although it is “funny” to be considered a national treasure, while Gary Lineker tweeted a picture next to Pudsey Bear saying it was ‘the highlight’. career ‘.
Before the competition began, Sir Cliff Richard said it was “a great time to show gratitude” to the 96-year-old monarch and the British public.
Speaking to Sky News, he said: ‘I think I’m looking forward to it and I hope people will wave and look at me. It will be difficult for people to choose and find their various favorites.
‘The bus is full of people I grew up with and who I love, watch and play with. So it would be wonderful if one or two fans would wave to me directly.
We are all ready to wave to all these people who gave us their lives when you think about it. Sometimes I wake up in the house, I have two, and sometimes I think, ‘How the hell did I get here?’
“That’s why we have to show our gratitude and it’s a great time to show it, not only to the queen, but also to a huge audience that supports all of us – actors, dancers, singers – everyone. So I’m looking forward to being with the fans, but also with other people’s fans. ‘
Two bus conservation enthusiasts have previously described their enthusiasm for participating in the Platinum Jubilee Choice.
Richard Dixon, 63, and Ivan Fisher, 42, co-own one of the buses – a 1950s bus – with his friend John Stewart taking part in a decorated parade of double-decker open-top buses for decades after celebrations. Mr. Dixon will be the conductor for tickets on the 1950s bus, while Mr. Fisher will drive the bus from the 2000s.
Mr Fisher, who is the funeral director, said: ‘It took us nine hours to get from Norwich because it has a top speed of 32mph.
‘We came on Thursday last week to decorate and bandage them. It took nine people nine hours for each bus. A gentleman who owns a bus from the 2000s was approached by a selection committee and asked if he knew anyone who could give a bus, and we took the opportunity because it is a great privilege to be involved. ‘