The first day of the platinum anniversary was a marvel of pageantry and pageantry that not even Prince Louis could eclipse — though he tried. Tens of thousands of people gathered to pay tribute to the Queen
It was the smile that said it all.
The beam of joy on the Queen’s face as she stood on the balcony of Buckingham Palace was a magical moment to remember.
The Red Arrows flew overhead.
At her side stood her immediate family.
Below her were tens of thousands of applauding people.
The luck that Her Majesty’s opportunity brought was plain to see.
The first day of the platinum anniversary was a marvel of pageantry and pageantry that not even Prince Louis could eclipse — though he tried.
Not only was this an opportunity to celebrate the Queen’s 70th anniversary on the throne, it was also a celebration of the deep bond of affection between the Queen and her subjects.
Perhaps the reason for Her Majesty’s joy was to see the country come together and her own family reunited with Harry and Meghan. There will be many more reasons to smile for the Queen in the coming days.
Vladimir Putin ordered Russian troops into Ukraine and expected a quick victory.
But despite being outnumbered and outgunned, Ukrainian fighters not only resisted the attack, but pushed back enemy forces in some parts of the country.
President Putin overestimated the capabilities of his military and underestimated the determination of the Ukrainian people.
The conflict has now lasted more than 100 days, but it is far from over.
Many more lives will be lost to Putin’s aggression in the coming weeks and months.
If Putin is to fail, we must not allow this to become a forgotten war. The Ukrainian people continue to show outstanding bravery.
The West must continue to support them.
Boris Johnson has tried to crash the anniversary celebrations by bringing back the crown symbol on pint glasses.
It’s another gimmick from a prime minister who doesn’t keep up.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/first-platinum-jubilee-celebration-showed-27135748 "The first platinum anniversary celebrations demonstrated a deep bond between the Queen and the country" - Voice of the Mirror