Platinum Jubilee: From Paddington to the Return of Sussexes – Moments to Remember from the Weekend | UK News

Four-day holiday celebrations brought together neighbors, celebrities and much of the nation as the British marked the longest tenure of the country’s longest-serving monarch.

From the queen a surprise movie with the Paddington bearto Harry and Meghan’s modest visit and Prince Louis entertaining the audienceit was a real weekend.

Street parties were held across the countrywith a series of events.

Sky News has selected some of the most memorable moments Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The Queen’s appearance

Although the Queen skipped some events, such as the Epsom derby, she was greeted by an excited audience and loud cheers the moments she appeared.

There was speculation that she would not appear at the horse races due to the constant mobility problems she experienced during her two performances on Thursday.

Her appearance at Saturday’s concert at Buckingham Palace was limited to film, although it turned out to be one of the highlights of the entire jubilee, while drinking tea with Paddington.

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Our first personal look at Her Majesty came in Trooping the Colorcausing excitement in the crowd along the mall on the opening day of the celebration.

She appeared on the balcony with other elderly members of the royal family and was seen smiling on the plane and talking to family members who had joined her.

Eighteen members of the royal family appeared on the balcony

In her last appearance on Sunday, dressed in green, she waved from the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

She was joined by Prince Charles, Duchess of Cornwall, and Cambridge and their children.

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Queen Elizabeth II appears on the balcony of Buckingham Palace at the end of the Platinum Jubilee, the fourth day of the celebration of the Platinum Jubilee.  Image date: Sunday, 05.06.2022.

Cambridge kids front and middle

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have appeared at many events.

The young trio surprised us all when they were photographed making cakes in Cardiff, greeting performers and laughing and waving next to their parents.

Prince Louis made headlines with his numerous expressions on Trooping the Color and on Sunday’s pageant.

The four-year-old prince has been seen covering his ears while flying, looking rather sullen, waving to crowds as they cheered and pulling out funny faces.

Prince Louis pulls out his face on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch the platinum jubilee flyover, on the first day of the platinum jubilee celebration.  Image date: Thursday, 02.06.2022.

Harry and Megan return

Although the return of Prince Harry and Meghan to Great Britain with their children was long awaited, the couple did not hold on to the celebration.

Meghan was first filmed behind the scenes at Buckingham Palace, where she playfully silenced the children while the Trooping the Color was taking place.

The couple appeared in public on Friday at a Thanksgiving service at St. Paul’s Cathedral. The couple’s two children, Archie and Lilibet, have not been seen.

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Lilibet turned one on Saturday and was expected to meet the queen for the first time, although it is not clear if that happened.

Both Harry and Meghan have not been seen in public along with members of the Royal Family since their last engagement as members of the Royal Family – Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey in March 2020.

British Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, arrive at the National Thanksgiving Service at St Paul's Cathedral during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebration in London, Britain, on 3 June 2022. REUTERS / Toby Melville / Pool

Protest at the Epsom derby

On the third day of the celebration, animal activists protested on Epsom Derby Day while Princess Anne and other members of the royal family watched.

Pro-vegan group Animal Rebellion claims six women arrived on the track before police removed them.

Activists from the same group were arrested on Thursday after entering the ceremonial track at The Mall before Trooping the Color.

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Horse Racing - Derby Festival - Epsom Downs Racecourse, Epsom, UK - June 4, 2022. Police detained protesters ahead of Cazoo Derby REUTERS / Andrew Boyers

Queen’s Climate Accreditation

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time, and it was put at the center during Saturday’s concert, and the Duke of Cambridge took the opportunity to emphasize his grandmother’s green accreditation.

Prince William praised the Queen for her “hope” for the future of the planet, repeating her speech at the COP26 climate change summit, when she spoke about working together in a “common goal”.

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He said: “I firmly hope that my grandmother’s words are true and in 70 years, as well as tonight, that we gather as peoples in a common cause, because then there is always room for hope.

“Tonight was full of optimism and joy – and there is hope. Together, if we harness the best of humanity and rebuild our planet, we will protect it for our children, our grandchildren and future generations.”

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