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Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee celebrations: What to expect
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Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee celebrations: What to expect

London — Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her Platinum Jubilee this year, which is the 70-year anniversary of her reign as queen of the United Kingdom and its 14 Commonwealth nations. Already the country's longest-reigning monarch — a landmark she reached in 2015 — Elizabeth is the first to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee. Events have been organized around the U.K. and Commonwealth countries to mark the occasion. Here is everything you need to know:What is the Platinum Jubilee?The Platinum Jubilee is the 70th anniversary of a British monarch's reign, and Queen Elizabeth II is the first to reach the milestone. On significant anniversaries like this one, celebratory events are organized across the United Kingdom and Commonwealth countries. ...
Where will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle be during Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee?
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Where will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle be during Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee?

London – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are in the U.K. to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years since she ascended the throne. It is their first public visit to the country since they quit as senior royals more than two years ago.Harry and Meghan stepped down as senior members of the royal family in January 2020, shortly before the coronavirus pandemic began, and they have largely remained in the United States since. Harry has visited the U.K. a few times, including for the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral last year, and Meghan has reportedly visited once.The couple observed Thursday's Trooping the Color event in London from the Major General's Office overlooking Horse Guards Parade. They did not appear on the balcony of Buckingham...
Where will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle be during Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee?
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Where will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle be during Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee?

London – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are in the U.K. to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years since she ascended the throne. It is their first public visit to the country since they quit as senior royals more than two years ago.Harry and Meghan stepped down as senior members of the royal family in January 2020, shortly before the coronavirus pandemic began, and they have largely remained in the United States since. Harry has visited the U.K. a few times, including for the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral last year, and Meghan has reportedly visited once.The couple observed Thursday's Trooping the Color event in London from the Major General's Office overlooking Horse Guards Parade. They did not appear on the balcony of Buckingham...
Will the Platinum Jubilee be Queen Elizabeth II’s last hurrah?
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Will the Platinum Jubilee be Queen Elizabeth II’s last hurrah?

London — Throwing a party for a 96-year-old woman who's been in the same job for 70 years might seem like a last hurrah. But you have to be careful with the women of Britain's royal family: Never write them off too soon.The hurrahs for Queen Elizabeth II just keep on coming. Her mother did live to 101, after all.The queen had been dialling back on public appearances even before Buckingham Palace said she was dealing with "mobility issues," which have made life more difficult for the monarch. Sir Paul McCartney and best-selling author Tina Brown reflect on Queen Elizabeth's unprecedented reign in "Her Majesty The Queen: A Gayle King Special." The special airs on the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, Thursday, June 2 at 10 p.m. ET on CBS and will stream on the C...
7 things you might not know about Queen Elizabeth II as she marks 70 years on the throne
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7 things you might not know about Queen Elizabeth II as she marks 70 years on the throne

London — As the United Kingdom and its Commonwealth nations celebrate the Platinum Jubilee, marking Queen Elizabeth II's record 70 years on the throne, here are seven things Buckingham Palace has shared that you may not know about the British monarch.  Queen Elizabeth II through the years 76 photos Britain's Queen Elizabeth II became the longest reigning monarch in British history on September 9, 2015, surpassing the reign of her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria. Queen Elizabeth...
Queen Elizabeth II makes surprise appearance to mark new London Underground line named in her honor
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Queen Elizabeth II makes surprise appearance to mark new London Underground line named in her honor

London — Queen Elizabeth II made a surprise visit Tuesday to a train station in central London to see a newly completed subway line named in her honor. The 96-year-old monarch, who has reduced most of her public engagements, appeared Tuesday at Paddington Station to see the east-west Elizabeth Line, which is due to open to the public on May 24. Calling the event "a happy development," Buckingham Palace said "the organizers were informed of the possibility she may attend." Britain's Queen Elizabeth II reacts during her visit to Paddington Station in London, May 17, 2022, to mark the completion of London's Crossrail project, ahead of the opening of the new Elizabeth Line rail service. ANDREW MATTHEWS/POOL/AFP/Getty ...
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Britain’s longest reigning monarch – Queen Elizabeth II through the years

Dominic Lipinski/AFP/Getty Images Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 96th birthday on April 21, 2022. The U.K. officially celebrates her Platinum Jubilee in June, with stamps, souvenirs and four days of festivities.She became the longest-reigning British monarch in history on September 9, 2015, when she surpassed the reign of her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria.In this photo, the queen views a painting of herself by British artist Henry Ward at Windsor Castle in 2016. The painting was commissioned to commemorate the queen's six decades of patronage to the British Red Cross. Platinum Jubilee ...