Such is the global reach of news that, wherever you are reading this across the world, you will probably know that here in the UK we have been celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.
A four-day weekend of national celebration ended yesterday (Tuesday 5 June). It included a river pageant on the Thames, a service of Thanksgiving in St Paul’s Cathedral, and a magnificent concert in front of Buckingham Palace featuring Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Lang Lang to name just a few.
London has been home to vast enthusiastic crowds of well-wishers who, along with the Royal Family, have braved typically unseasonal British weather. Yesterday afternoon after a carriage procession through London, crowds packed The Mall to cheer the Queen’s balcony appearance at Buckingham Palace that marked the end of the festivities.
All over the UK, towns and villages have held their own local celebratory events. So it seemed appropriate to post a few images today from a Jubilee procession through the village where I live.
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