The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Moments: Paddington and Prince Louis

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Moments: Paddington and Prince Louis

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LONDON – Britain has done its best to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. In the sky above Buckingham Palace, drones formed the shapes of floating teacups and giant corgis. On the ground, a procession starred 1,400 soldiers, hundreds of horses, and a squadron of royal dignitaries.

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Sunday marks the end of a series of Platinum Jubilee celebrations over the four-day holiday, which also included street parties and picnics across the country. Here’s a look at some of the most memorable moments:

70 aircraft from the “70” in the sky in a dramatic military flight

An RAF Flybast formed the number 70 over London during the Air Force scene on Thursday – to the delight of some locals, who saw them roaring above their homes, and of the Queen, who smiled as she watched.

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The Royal Air Force’s Red Arrows also performed during the jubilee celebration, leaving behind traces of red, white and blue. Members of the emotional crowd told The Washington Post they wanted to give the Queen a big thank you for your lifetime of service.

Fighter planes were too high for little Prince Louis

With his eyes closed tightly and his hands over his royal ears, Prince Louis told the world that flying over Buckingham Palace in honor of his grandmother’s birthday was too noisy.

The Prince, the youngest son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, seemed to let out a shriek as the Queen smiled beside him on the world-famous balcony.

And the 4-year-old prince didn’t stop there. He was also seen pulling faces and saluting and waving to the crowds. The Times of London called him a “royal clown”, while The Sun found only one British word for his presentation: cheeky.

On social media, one viewer called Lewis “the face who fired 1,000 mems,” while others said he simply stole the show.

Spectacular light show over Buckingham Palace

A message reading “Thank you, Ma’am” lit up the sky over Buckingham Palace on Saturday night as a star-studded concert opened. The drones also shaped like a giant corgi – the Queen’s favorite dog breed – and a huge teapot and cup of tea.

Various images were displayed on the mansion during the concert known as the “Platinum Concert at the Palace”, which featured artists including Alicia Keys, Quinn and Diana Ross.

The BBC reported that an estimated 11 million people watched from their homes on Saturday night, while thousands more flooded the mall to witness the show, which was widely hailed as “breathtaking” A tribute to the reign of the Queen.

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Crown Prince Charles paid a tribute to his ‘mummy’, and Prince William paid tribute to his grandmother’s ruling. ‘Sometimes this country screws up’ Sky News journalist Mark Austin tweeted.

Queen Sandwiches, Paddington Bear and “Ma’mald”

The Queen sat down to tea with Paddington Bear in the palace and Britain broke out. Two British icons, at the same table, discussing mutual love for marmalade – or should we say “ma’amalade” – sandwiches. It was a comic sketch that surprised some viewers and showed how the 96-year-old Queen still has a good sense of humor.

The Queen and Paddington Bear light up a rocking palace

The mystery of what the Queen keeps in her handbag has finally been resolved, as Elizabeth is depicted pulling a sandwich out of her bag in the diagram – before the duo continue playing the opening rhythm of “We Will Rock You” by the Queen on floral teacups and saucers.

Famous golden carriage shuts down the huge street carnival

Among the eye-catching final moments of the four-day weekend, the famous British Gold State coach appeared on Sunday to wrap up the festivities at the Jubilee competition, which will be a carnival involving children and art groups from local communities.

The elaborate bus, measuring 24 feet in length and weighing four tons, is the third oldest surviving bus in the UK and features engraved lion heads, palm trees and cherubs on its roof.

He is rarely seen on the streets of London, but when he does, he is dragged by eight horses and moves at a fast pace.

William Booth, Carla Adam and Adila Solomon contributed to this report.

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