DIRECT.  Elizabeth II appears on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, the crowd cheers the Queen for the 70 years of her reign

DIRECT. Elizabeth II appears on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, the crowd cheers the Queen for the 70 years of her reign

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1:38 p.m. : Is the jubilee a financial boon for the kingdom? According to Visit Britain, the British tourism promotion agency, the economy will benefit from a boost of 1.2 billion pounds (1.4 billion euros) with 5.3 million Britons who will the bridge.

1:37 p.m. : “Where it began, I can’t begin to know”. Neil Diamond’s Song sweet carolina was chosen by BBC2 listeners to be the official anthem for the final day of Jubilee celebrations, Sunday. Since then, Britons have been training to sing. Franceinfo followed some of them.

1:32 p.m. : The queen has entered the palace, and will be out for the aerial parade in half an hour.

1:27 p.m. : The Duke of Kent is the first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II. Since the death of Prince Philip, he often accompanies the Queen on her travels so that she is not alone.

1:22 p.m. : The Queen appears on the balcony with the Duke of Kent, Edward.

1:19 p.m. : Nothing is left to chance in these over-publicized appearances: the queen, in the center, is traditionally dressed in bright colors, the men of the first circle appear in full military dress and the women with sophisticated hats.


1:16 p.m. : It was Queen Victoria who inaugurated this way of greeting her subjects from the balcony of Buckingham Palace in 1851, for the Universal Exhibition.

1:11 p.m. : Hello @Isa. The royal family is in the process of joining Buckingham. According to protocol, the Queen should appear on the balcony in ten minutes.

1:09 p.m. : Hello franceinfo! What time does the Queen appear on the balcony?

1:06 p.m. : Second equine incident since this morning: a horse has lost its rider.

1:05 p.m. : 1 p.m., here is a “best-of” of our content of the day on franceinfo:

• You are told seven decades of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign in seven maps and charts.

• Will the British monarchy outlive its queen? Decryption with our journalist Elise Lambert.

Are the emergencies in your department in difficulty before the summer? The answer in cards.

1:01 p.m. : The Queen is at Buckingham Palace! #HM70 #PlatinumJubilee

12:59 : The Queen is now at Buckingham Palace. The royal standard has been raised above the palace as the ‘Trooping the Colour’ parade continues.

12:58 : Hello @Bruno. Queen Elizabeth II came to the throne at age 25 on February 6, 1952, when her father King George VI died of lung cancer. She was crowned a year later.

12:58 : Hello. Little question that has been bothering me since yesterday: Why are we celebrating the 70th anniversary of the reign of Elizabeth II when she was crowned on June 2, 1953 (only “for” 69 years, therefore)? Thanks for all the info you share with us.

12:55 p.m. : “Work on the legacy of slavery, the inequalities it created, is very present in the Caribbean. This has enabled these countries to seek reparations”explains to franceinfo Isabelle Baudino, lecturer in British civilization at the ENS de Lyon.

12:56 : “The best gift she can give Jamaica that really gives a reason to celebrate is an apology.”

In Jamaica, a member of the Commonwealth, the jubilee is lived with indifference. Asked by The Guardian (in English)this activist believes that the Queen should instead apologize for the slavery past of the monarchy.

12:46 p.m. : 👑 “When we speak to the Queen, we speak to History.”🇫🇷🇬🇧 @NicolasSarkozy was received by #ElizabethII in Windsor in 2008. The former president gave us his testimony. Interview conducted with @JulienAbabsa, Damien Turpin, Antoine Boulet #PlatinumJubilee

12:46 p.m. : Nicolas Sarkozy was received by Elizabeth II in Windsor in 2008. The former president recounted this meeting to France 2.

12:44 p.m. : Have you ever seen anything as beautiful as this cake? 😍It was made by our wonderful café colleague Jan. She made this at home (and brought it in ON THE BUS which we think deserves a special mention!) for a #PlatinumJubilee lunch for our hard-working FoH teams. (1/2)

12:43 p.m. : My daughter’s #PlatinumJubilee cake.

12:43 p.m. : Showing off the cake my 82 year old Mum decorated #PlatinumJubilee

12:43 p.m. : Will you take back some special jubilee delicacies? At lunchtime, here are some special “queen” creations.

12:25 p.m. : The spectacular sight of Trooping the Color under the summer sun with the #PlatinumJubilee celebrations in full swing

12:25 p.m. : The Prince of Wales salutes as Trooping the Color gets under way at the start of the #PlatinumJubilee celebrations

12:25 p.m. : The Prince of Wales, Charles, saluted the troops during the parade.

12:24 p.m. : Irish Republican Party Sinn Fein thanks Elizabeth II for her role in the peace process in Northern Ireland, on the occasion of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. In a letter sent last month, Michelle O’Neill, Vice-President of Sinn Fein, stressed “the important contribution (of the Queen) to peace and reconciliation”.

12:18 p.m. : Prince Charles rides a horse called George, Prince William rides Derby, and Princess Anne rides Sir John.

12:05 : The anthem God Save the Queen sounds.

12:05 : And here are the royal colonels, the Prince of Wales, colonel of @WelshGuards riding George, the Duke of Cambridge, colonel of @irish_guards riding Derby and the Princess Royal, colonel of the Blues and Royals @HCav1660 riding Sir John #TroopingtheColour # PlatinumJubilee #HM70

12:00 p.m. : It’s time to take stock of the news.

• The festivities to celebrate the 70 years of reign, ie the platinum jubilee, of Elizabeth II have started in the United Kingdom. Follow our live.

• 99th day of war between Ukraine and Russia. Close to “80% of the city” of Sievierodonetsk, strategic city of Donbass, is occupied by the Russian forces, declared the governor of the area of ​​Luhansk, Sergei Gaïdaï. Follow our live.

• Actor Johnny Depp won his case against his ex-wife Amber Heard, even though the jurors concluded that the two stars had defamed each other. The jury awarded 15 million dollars in damages to the actor, but also two million dollars in financial compensation to his ex-wife.

• France has 33 “confirmed” cases of infection with the monkeypox virus, according to health authorities.

11:57 : The children of Prince William and Kate, George, Louis and Charlotte, paraded in a horse-drawn carriage.

11:55 a.m. : Prime Minister Boris Johnson is present in the audience.

11:54 : Just before the ceremony, the balcony was cleaned for the arrival of the royal family.


11:54 : Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, who have retired from the monarchy, as well as Prince Andrew, accused of sexual assault in the Epstein case, have been deprived of the ceremony.

11:53 : This year, only family members who “work” for the monarchy will be able to greet the crowd from the balcony of Buckingham Palace, ie 18 people.

11:51 a.m. : Charles the Prince of Wales, Princess Anne, William the Duke of Cambridge, Edward the Duke of Kent, paraded on horseback.

11:46 : Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, are out, accompanied by the children of the latter.

11:49 : The first members of the royal family will come out. A recalcitrant horse obviously does not want to enter the ranks.

11:42 : The carriages are set up. They must transport members of the royal family.

11:38 : A study (in English) from think tank British Future reveals that 58% of Britons support the monarchy, while 25% favor a republic after Elizabeth II. The margin is lower among young people (40% against 37% for a republic) and ethnic minorities (37%-33%).

11:36 : “We live in a system where some inherit privileges and powers only by birth”denounced James Armstrong, supporter of the abolition of the monarchy with franceinfo. “We must put an end to this undemocratic regime, put an end to the aristocracy which generates many inequalities”.

11:38 : In the UK, the Jubilee is not a holiday for everyone. Anti-monarchy posters have flourished across the country, calling for Elizabeth II to be the last ruler of her dynasty. The fragile health of the 96-year-old monarch and the scandals affecting her family are raising hopes among Republicans for regime change.



11:32 am : The soldiers set off for the military parade. These are the Grenadier Guards, one of five Royal Household Guard infantry regiments.

11:24 : On the public side, the spectators also put on their best costumes.



11:17 a.m. : Until 1986, The Queen attended the event riding side-saddle and wearing a full dress tunic. The tunic, designed especially for her, is on long-term loan to the Guards Museum near Buckingham Palace.

11:17 a.m. : Until 1986, Elizabeth II attended this event on horseback and wearing a full tunic. This tunic, designed especially for her, is now in the Guards Museum, near Buckingham Palace.

11:14 a.m. : #TroopingTheColour, the military parade that marks the Sovereign’s official birthday dates back to 1748. This photo from June 1919 shows King George V at the first Trooping the Color held following the outbreak of WW1. #PlatinumJubilee

11:17 a.m. : The first parade “Trooping the color” dates back to 1748. Here is a photo of King George V during his first parade, just after the First World War.

11:08 : Yes, everything is planned in case a horse has a little discomfort… Horse Ambulance ready! #PlatinumJubilee

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