Brits were stunned by the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant – as many say the depiction of all things British culture was ‘crazy’ and ‘spectacular’.
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Today marks the final day of celebrations to honor the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the monarch’s 70th anniversary of service.
And to top off the packed weekend of events, The Mall in London hosted the Platinum Pageant, with more than 10,000 people registered to attend, including Prince Charles, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis all present.
The pageant began with a hologram of a young queen during her coronation in 1953 projected onto the state carriage, but it was the moments afterwards that captured the hearts of Britons watching at home – as a grand celebration of the final seven decades of the Life in the UK started out in style.
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Seven vintage buses cruised down the mall, each representing a different decade from the 1950s to the 2010s, along with a procession of Morris Minors, Land Rovers and Vespas – and even an appearance from TV icon Basil Brush.
And people who were online were let down by the “Bonkers” event, which also included a troupe of dancers doing the famous Lambeth Walk and a nod to Only Fools and Horses.
One person wrote on Twitter: “Just tuned in to the Platinum Jubilee Pageant. I love how crazy and random some of it is.”
While another called the event “spectacular” as they said: “My era – the 1960’s bus in the anniversary competition this afternoon. The whole thing is pretty spectacular.”
Others were simply struck by just how much culture Britain has to offer, as people from all walks of life came together to celebrate all that the country stands for.
Someone said: ‘Just look at how much culture Britain has had to offer over the last 7 decades! We are the leading country for so many talents in so many arts. I’m glad we’re showing how much this country has to offer the world in the ’70s!”
The event was also deeply nostalgic for some, who took to social media to say they watched the pageant while reflecting on the memories they’d made in their own lives over the decades.
One person wrote: “Love this anniversary contest! So many memories …”
Another added, “Really enjoying the @Jubilee_Pageant – so many memories!”
And even those who aren’t so smitten with the royal family got caught up in the anniversary spirit when one person commented that it was moving for them to see the look on their grandparents’ faces as they watched the procession.
They said: “I am opposed to the idea of the monarchy but I am currently watching my 93-year-old grandparents enjoy the jubilee competition and I am delighted that they are seeing remnants of a Britain that no longer exists.”
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/brits-praise-bonkers-queens-jubilee-27151898 Brits have praised the 'crazy' Queen's Jubilee pageant - and many have been nostalgic