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Platinum jubilee pageant mixes British eccentricity with a touch of chaos

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Forget Diana Ross, Rod Stewart and Elton John phoning in an appearance from abroad. It was always going to be a hard act to follow Paddington Bear and the corgi light show at Saturday night’s party at the palace. But ...

Platinum jubilee celebrations through Guardian lenses

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Driving around Cornwall on Saturday, you’d have thought the Queen’s jubilee had been cancelled. Bunting was hard to find, fancy dress was nowhere to be seen and, due to the grim weather, only a smattering of people br...

Platinum jubilee: The enigma of Queen Elizabeth II

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It was raining cats and corgis by the time I arrived in Finsbury Park last Tuesday, a fact that only served, given the dubiousness of my mission, to make me feel the more furtive. Everyone was rushing about, trying in...

Platinum jubilee celebrations enter third day as Queen misses Epsom Derby

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Members of the royal family are attending events across the country as platinum jubilee celebrations enter their third day, but the Queen will not attend the Epsom Derby. About 22,000 people are expected to attend an ...

‘History maker’: How the papers covered the Queen’s platinum jubilee celebrations

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The Queen’s Jubilee celebrations were splashed across the front pages of most British newspapers on Friday, as large crowds gathered in London to catch a glimpse of the monarch on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. For...

Trooping the colour kicks off Queen’s platinum jubilee celebrations

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Four days of festivities for the Queen’s platinum jubilee kicked off on Thursday with a display of military pageantry, a patriotic crowd of many thousands and a royal reunion, as the nation marked the 70th anniversary...

‘We stand as equals’: Anthony Albanese asserts Labor’s republican agenda in speech marking Queen’s platinum jubilee

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Australia’s prime minister Anthony Albanese has used the occasion of the Queen’s platinum jubilee to declare Australia’s relationship with Britain is now one of “equals” rather than “parent and upstart”. Albanese also...

Animal Rebellion activists arrested after disrupting platinum jubilee event on Mall

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Animal rights activists linked to Extinction Rebellion have been arrested after disrupting the start of platinum jubilee celebrations by storming the Mall during the trooping the colour parade. Scotland Yard said offi...

‘Not resonating’: muted reception for Queen’s platinum jubilee in Jamaica

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Boris Johnson has claimed that the Queen’s platinum jubilee will see people celebrating “unabashed” across the Commonwealth. But, speaking on the eve of Britain’s four-day commemoration of the anniversary, critics sai...

The Queen’s platinum jubilee and the future of the monarchy – podcast

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Tina Brown, author of The Palace Papers, on the importance of this jubilee to the royal family and how the Queen has maintained public support through her 70 years on the throne despite many crises ...

Corgis, Sex Pistols and the royal bedtime tipple – take the platinum jubilee quiz

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When the platinum jubilee arrives on Thursday there won’t be a single person under the age of 70 in the UK who can remember anybody else ever being on the throne apart from Queen Elizabeth II. Whatever your level of i...

What reception awaits Harry and Meghan at the platinum jubilee?

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The final images of Meghan and Harry together on British soil before they left the UK to start new lives in Los Angeles painted two very contrasting pictures. One, of the Sussexes standing tensely at Westminster Cathe...

Boris Johnson to reportedly bring back imperial measurements to mark platinum jubilee

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Boris Johnson will reportedly announce the return of imperial measurements to mark the Queen’s platinum jubilee, in an apparent attempt to garner support among Brexiter voters in battleground seats that the Conservati...

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