Her Majesty will delight the crowd by walking in front of the facade of Buckingham Palace twice on Thursday as she kicks off her Platinum Jubilee celebrations
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The Queen has vowed to have a double balcony appearance as she braves her “mobility concerns” to celebrate her 70th reign.
Her Majesty will delight the crowd by walking in front of the facade of Buckingham Palace twice as she kicks off her Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
The performances take place during the monarch’s official birthday parade on Thursday, the start of the four-day bank holiday weekend.
A royal source said: “The Queen is determined to attend the anniversary celebrations. Trooping has been brought forward a week this year to be part of the anniversary and the Queen is keen to be there.”
The monarch is also hoping to join extended family for the thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Duke of York, 62, are expected to attend despite being stripped of their royal duties.
It could be the first time since Megxit that Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, have been spotted with the Windsor clan as they accused an unnamed senior king of racism during their interview with Oprah Winfrey.
It is also feared the Queen could miss Saturday’s Epsom Derby for the third time in her reign in a bid to “pick up a pace” for the centenary celebrations.
Sources close to the 96-year-old monarch said it was “increasingly unlikely” that she would make the trip.
The passionate horse owner and breeder was to be greeted with a special honor guard including up to 40 of her former and current jockeys. It is believed that the Princess Royal will represent the family on her behalf.
Buckingham Palace declined to comment, saying the Queen’s attendance at events would only be confirmed closer to the time.
At the BBC’s Party At The Palace concert on Saturday, the Prince of Wales and Duke of Cambridge are said to be preparing to pay tribute to the Queen during the star-studded event.
Acts such as Diana Ross and Queen + Adam Lambert will perform in front of Buckingham Palace. The Queen is not expected to be there and will be watching on TV from Windsor.
Ed Sheeran will perform his love song “Perfect” at Sunday’s Jubilee Pageant in a moving tribute to the Queen and her late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.
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He will sing before the national anthem at the finale of the London Carnival parade.
Footage of the Queen and Duke, 99, who died during the pandemic in April last year, will fill giant screens around the stage.
Other tributes to Philip will appear in the pageant, including a Bollywood-inspired rendition of the Queen and the Duke’s wedding day.
A 20ft wedding cake, housing a sound system playing Bollywood anthems and accompanied by 250 dancers, will walk down The Mall to reinterpret their 1947 wedding celebration.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/queen-vows-make-two-appearances-27096369 The Queen vows to make two appearances on the balcony despite 'mobility concerns'