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The delighted Queen presides over the jubilee celebrations by lighting the lighthouses and on the balcony

The delighted Queen presides over the jubilee celebrations by lighting the lighthouses and on the balcony

The Queen symbolically led the lighting of the main Platinum Anniversary a lighthouse at the spectacular conclusion of the first day of historic national celebrations timed to her 70th anniversary.

The late appearance of the monarch in Windsor Castle completed the beginning of the joyous festivities at which the Queen went to Buckingham Palace a balcony surrounded by her family.

But it was also announced that the head of state would miss the National Thanksgiving Service at St. Paul’s Cathedral London on Friday after “discomfort” during Thursday’s events.

Meanwhile the Duke of Cambridge was at Buckingham Palace on Thursday night to play his part in a double ceremony by lighting another lighthouse in London.

The main lighthouse is a 69-foot-tall “Tree of Trees” sculpture with 350 British-grown trees towering over the palace.

Created by British designer Thomas Heatherwick, the living creation depicts the planting of more than a million anniversary trees as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) initiative to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the monarch’s reign and is illuminated by 3,500 festoons.

Buckingham Palace and Windsor Lighthouses have been two of more than 2,000 in the UK and Commonwealth, including the Tower of London, Windsor Grand Park, Hillsboro Castle, the estates of Queen Sandringham and Balmaral, and the top four highest peaks in the UK.

The Queen controls the lighting of the main lighthouse at Windsor Castle (Jonathan Brady / Pennsylvania)

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Lighthouses were lit in the cities of Northern Ireland, including the Titanic in Belfast and St. Columbus Cathedral in Londonder, and in Scotland the lighthouse was lit in Edinburgh Castle when a bagpipe player played a tune written for the event.

Earlier that day the cheeky prince Louis stole the show on the famous facade of the palace when he covered his ears with his hands and betrayed his excitement when a flash flew overhead.

A four-year-old girl was standing next to the queen, whom the children of Cambridge affectionately called “Gan Gan” when she bent down to talk to her great-grandson, pointing out interesting things

Queen with Prince Louis as he pulls his face out on the balcony of Buckingham Palace (Aaron Chown / Pennsylvania)

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Thousands of well-wishers gathered in the mall under the June sun, erupting in applause for the country’s longest-ruling monarch, and the smiling queen was delighted with the patriotic scenes.

A few hours later, the 96-year-old Sovereign appeared to the fanfare of trumpeters at her home in Berkshire.

In a special double ceremony with her grandson, the Duke of Cambridge, who was 22 miles from the palace, the Queen touched the Commonwealth Globe to cause lighting of the main lighthouse near her home in London.

Crowd fills shopping mall around Buckingham Palace in London (Aaron Chaun / Pennsylvania)

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Lights raced along the quadrangle to the famous Windsor Round Tower before climbing up the 21-foot-tall living Tree Tree, illuminating the sculpture that towered over the palace.

The lighthouse became the focal point for a chain of more than 3,500 flaming tributes that crossed the nation and the Commonwealth in honor of the Queen.

Earlier, the queen twice appeared on the balcony of the palace.

She joined her cousin, the Duke of Kent, to give a salute to his soldiers returning from the Colored Troops, after the Prince of Wales replaced her on the site.

Queen and Duke of Kent watch military pass Buckingham Palace (Jonathan Brady / Pennsylvania)

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She then reappeared in sunglasses to watch the six-minute flight of more than 70 aircraft, including 15 RAF Typhoon in formation number 70.

Dressed in Angela Kelly’s dark blue coat, which she wore for her official anniversary portrait, and matching hat, the queen, who has mobility problems, held a cane and wore a Guards badge on her coat.

Eighteen members of the royal family, including the head of state, went on a flight, and Charles, Duchess of Cornwall, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Louis, stood by the monarch.

The crowd was treated to the sight of young Cambridges waving in their first carriage, joined by proud parents Kate and their stepmother Camilla.

It is clear that the Queen is missing Friday’s Thanksgiving service after she had sporadic mobility problems during Thursday’s celebrations.

A statement from Buckingham Palace said the Queen “really liked” her birthday and flight parade in London, but “felt some discomfort”.

The statement said: “Given the travel and activity required to participate in tomorrow’s National Thanksgiving Service at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Her Majesty is very reluctant to conclude that she will not come.”

It is clear that the decision was found to be harmful but reasonable due to the length of the trip and the time as well as the physical requirements that would be required for maintenance.

The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince of Wales, Queen, Prince Louis, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte, Prince George and the Duke of Cambridge (Jonathan Brady / Pennsylvania)

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were among the guests watching the march of the cavalry from the former office of the Duke of Wellington overlooking the square.

They went unnoticed and joined more than 30 members of the royal family, including Camilla and Kate, and the Queen’s large family, including all her grandchildren.

But on the balcony of the palace there was no place for the Sussex, who caused the crisis, leaving the post of senior members of the royal family, or for the disgraced second son of the Queen, the Duke of York.

Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte ride in a carriage (Andrew Matthews / PA)

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The Queen decided to limit herself to working family members, her great-grandchildren in Cambridge and two younger grandchildren.

As the four days of celebration continue, Andrew will also miss Friday’s Thanksgiving service at St. Paul’s Cathedral after contracting Kovid.

On the balcony with the Queen were: the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, Princess Alexandra, Duke of Kent, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Lawrence, Princess Royal, Charles and Camilla, Cambridge, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and their children Viscount Severn and Lady Louis.


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