Queen pictured for first time throughout Jubilee celebrations on Buckingham Palace balcony

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The Queen has appeared on the Buckingham Palace balcony with members of her household on the primary day of her Jubilee celebrations.

The monarch‘s first look on Thursday was alongside the Duke of Kent as they took the salute and hundreds of individuals crowded central London to have a good time 70 years of her reign.

She wore the identical pale blue outfit she did for the official Jubilee portrait launched on Wednesday and appeared holding a strolling stick.

Her Majesty, 96, appeared on the balcony once more half an hour later with different senior royals for the standard RAF flypast. It had beforehand been introduced that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Duke of York wouldn’t seem after stepping again from royal duties.

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Queen Elizabeth II watches from the balcony during the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade, central London, as the Queen celebrates her official birthday, on day one of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Picture date: Thursday June 2, 2022.
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The Queen beamed because the Crimson Arrows flew over
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Kent watch from the balcony during the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade, central London, as the Queen celebrates her official birthday, on day one of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Picture date: Thursday June 2, 2022.
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The Queen subsequent to the Duke of Kent on the Buckingham Palace balcony
Eighteen members of the Royal Family appeared on the balcony
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Eighteen members of the Royal Household appeared on the balcony
Prince Louis reacts on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, while viewing the Platinum Jubilee flypast, on day one of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Picture date: Thursday June 2, 2022.
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Prince Louis covers his ears because the Crimson Arrows flypast

The Queen waved on the crowds because the Crimson Arrows flew over central London and fashioned the quantity 70 within the sky.

4-year-old Prince Louis, who was stood subsequent to his great-grandmother, put his palms over his ears through the show.

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The Royal Navy Wildcat, Royal Navy Merlin and British Military Apache helicopters featured within the flypast

Harry and Meghan allowed to look at parade

Earlier within the day the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were photographed contained in the Main Basic’s Workplace at Horse Guards Parade, watching Trooping the Color from the sidelines.

Meghan, who has not returned to the UK since she and Harry stepped again as senior royals in January 2020, was noticed laughing with Savannah Phillips and Mia Tindall, whereas her husband chatted with the Duke of Kent.

Meghan Markle with Savannah Phillips and Mia Tindall in the  Major General's office overlooking The Trooping of the Colour on Horse Guards Parade....
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Meghan with Savannah Phillips and Mia Tindall contained in the Main Basic’s Workplace. Pic: Kelvin Bruce
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Duke of Kent in the  Major General's office overlooking The Trooping of the Colour on Horse Guards Parade....
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex converse to the Duke of Kent throughout Trooping the Color. Pic: Kelvin Bruce

It’s the first time the Sussexes have been seen within the UK in public collectively since they stepped down as working royals.

Their daughter Lilibet, named after the Queen, turns one on Saturday, which has fuelled hypothesis the monarch might take trip of official proceedings to spend time together with her great-granddaughter for the primary time.

Aircraft spell out '70' during a flypast at the conclusion of the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade, central London, as the Queen celebrates her official birthday, on day one of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Picture date: Thursday June 2, 2022.
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The Crimson Arrows make the form of the quantity 70
The Red Arrows during a flypast at the conclusion of the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade, central London, as the Queen celebrates her official birthday, on day one of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Picture date: Thursday June 2, 2022.
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The Crimson Arrows in purple, white and blue as a part of the flypast

Members of the Royal Household travelled to Horse Guards Parade in three carriages, with the primary carrying the Duchesses of Cambridge and Cornwall and Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

The second carried the Earl and Countess of Wessex and their two kids Girl Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn to the parade floor.

Whereas the third took the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and the Princess Royal’s husband Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence to look at the Queen’s Birthday Parade.

Prince George, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge (right) leave Buckingham Palace for the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade, central London, as the Queen celebrates her official birthday, on day one of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Picture date: Thursday June 2, 2022.
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Prince George, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge (proper)
The Earl and Countess of Wessex, Viscount Severn and Lady Louise Windsor leave Buckingham Palace for the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade, central London, as the Queen celebrates her official birthday, on day one of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Picture date: Thursday June 2, 2022.
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The Earl and Countess of Wessex, Viscount Severn and Girl Louise Windsor
Britain's Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince Louis ride in a carriage during the Trooping the Colour parade in celebration of Britain's Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee, in London, Britain June 2, 2022. REUTERS/Phil Noble
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Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte journey to the parade floor
Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence rides in a carriage as the Royal Procession leaves Buckingham Palace for the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade, central London, as the Queen celebrates her official birthday, on day one of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Picture date: Thursday June 2, 2022.
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Princess Anne’s husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence in his carriage on the best way to the parade

Greater than 1,200 troopers from the Family Division of the first Battalion Irish Guards, 200 horses and 400 musicians then paid tribute to Her Majesty with the standard navy spectacle.

The Queen, who has skilled episodic mobility issues in current months, didn’t journey to Horse Guards Parade as she has finished in earlier years and as a substitute waited at Buckingham Palace for the standard balcony look and RAF flypast.

The Prince of Wales, Duke of Cambridge and the Princess Royal have been on horseback contained in the parade floor to participate.

 
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Members of the Irish Guards assemble to Troop the Color at Horse Guards Parade
Handout photo issued by the Ministry of Defence of the Prince of Wales during the Trooping the Colour ceremony at Horse Guards Parade, central London, as the Queen celebrates her official birthday, on day one of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Issue date: Thursday June 2, 2022.
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Prince Charles on horseback through the Trooping the Color ceremony
Troops march along the Mall towards Buckingham Palace
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Troops march alongside the Mall in the direction of Buckingham Palace

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his spouse Carrie watched from the stands.

Following the parade, an 82-gun salute was fired from Hyde Park by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, which is known as after the Queen’s father King George VI.

In the meantime 124 volleys – an additional 42 for the Metropolis of London – got here from the Tower of London courtesy of the Honourable Artillery Firm.

Crowds watch as Queen Elizabeth II makes an appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, to view the Platinum Jubilee flypast, on day one of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Picture date: Thursday June 2, 2022.
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Crowds fill the Mall
Members of the military march down the Mall towards Horse Guards Parade
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Members of the navy march down the Mall in the direction of Horse Guards Parade
Members of Life Guards, a regiment of the Household Cavalry, take part in the Trooping the Colour parade, during the celebrations for Britain's Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee, in London, England June 02, 2022. Paul Ellis/Pool via REUTERS
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Members of the Life Guards participate within the Trooping the Color
The 206 Battery of the Royal Artillery, the Ulster Gunners, fire a midday commemorative gun salute in honour of the beginning of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, at Hillsborough Castle, in Royal Hillsborough, Northern Ireland June 2, 2022. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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The gun salute got here simply earlier than 1pm

Beacons to be lit throughout UK and Commonwealth

At 2pm on Thursday city criers learn a proclamation forward of beacon lighting across the UK and the Commonwealth this night.

Greater than 2,000 beacons might be lit in unison at 9.45pm – concurrently the principal lighting ceremony takes place exterior Buckingham Palace.

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Members of the Royal Household will witness the ‘tree of bushes’ being illuminated in London, as Grammy-winning singer Gregory Porter sings the Tune for the Commonwealth.

On Friday a thanksgiving service will happen at St Paul’s Cathedral, earlier than the Epsom Derby and Social gathering on the Palace on Saturday night.

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The Queen was because of attend the races in Surrey, however her appearances have been scaled again amid issues for her well being.

On Sunday a £15m carnival will assemble for the Queen’s Jubilee pageant.

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