Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II had a smile as she joined the first of a series of events planned to celebrate the 70th anniversary of her reign in the coming weeks to celebrate Platinum Jubilee.
The 96-year-old King, who recently skipped some formal events due to age-related mobility issues, was greeted by a standing ovation as he arrived at the grounds near his Windsor Castle residence for the Royal Windsor Horse Show on Sunday.
A Gallop Through History featured a celebrity line-up with Hollywood stars Tom Cruise and Helen Mirren on a show titled Equestrian Extravaganza.
What he has achieved is historic, “Cruz told the ITV channel.
“He has met presidents, world leaders, people from all walks of life. Not just Americans, the world knows the dignity, the devotion and the generosity that I have always felt for him.
Someone who understands his position and holds it through a history that has been remarkable for the last 70 years, he said.
Earlier this month she had concerns for the king’s health after missing the state opening of parliament, an event she had missed in the past only when she was pregnant.
But as he walked to his seat in the Royal Box on Sunday, after the Coldstream Guard, the RAF Regiment and the Royal Navy’s Guard of Honor, he felt better playing the national anthem. She sat with a blanket over her knees and a shawl over her shoulders.
Buckingham Palace has detailed plans for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, scheduled for the first weekend of June, a four-day bank holiday weekend starting June 2.
Events include a 15 15 million carnival featuring a giant doll dragon and a platinum jubilee pageant featuring performances by some of the world’s most famous stars, including singer Ed Sheeran and Sir Cliff Richard.
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