The Platinum Jubilee Pageant and The Jubilee Lunch Wrapped Up The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Week

Capping the week of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebration are the Big Jubilee Lunch and the festivities of the Platinum Jubilee pageant.

The Big Jubilee Lunch

The Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Countess of Wessex, and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, attended the Big Jubilee Lunch held at The Oval Cricket Ground in south London on Sunday morning. 

They joined guests for a feast and enjoyed cake, tea, platinum pudding, scotch eggs, and fruit platters. 

Activities at the Big Jubilee Lunch included plate spinning and bowling, which the princesses participated.

Platinum Jubilee Pageant

The celebration featured a spectacle of an international parade and carnival filled with delightful presentation. The activities centered on the retelling of events in the Queen's 70-year reign and the country's ever changing social landscape.

The Royal Family attend the Jubilee Pageant near Buckingham Palace. 

The pageant combined street arts, theatre music, circus, carnival and costume to celebrate The Queen's unwavering duty, love of the natural world and dedication to the Commonwealth.

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More than 10,000 people took part in the celebration, watched by members of the Royal Family and politicians from the stands outside Buckingham Palace.

The pageant began with a military parade led by the Gold State Coach, which carried the Queen on her way to her coronation and in many processions during the previous Jubilees. However, Her Majesty was not present, she only appeared as a hologram on the screen windows of the coach.

The Queen only appeared as a hologram. © Getty Images

It was followed by the event, "The Time of Our Lives", a celebration that explored the seven decades of music, fashion, technology, trends, and culture during the Queen's entire 70 years' reign.

Prince Louis looked bored again. © Getty Images

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And once again our baby Prince Louis caught our attention as he displayed boredom, and some of his antics reminiscent to his balcony appearance at Trooping the Colour. 😁 

Prince Charles and Prince Louis. Credit: Clarence House
Prince Louis is so bored 😂

We love little kids because they always display real emotions that adults are trying to withhold. 

Prince Louis of Cambridge at Trooping the Colour

He is truly Britain's royal cuteness, and we love every move of this charming little prince!

A street performance created by Nutkhutuk paying tribute to the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh's wedding in 1947. Credit: Platinum Jubilee Pageant Twitter

The street circus and carnival also featured a tribute from performers - Nutkhutuk - to the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh's wedding.

It's noticeable that both big Sunday activities haven't seen the presence of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Platinum Jubilee Party

On Saturday night during the Platinum Party at the Palace, Prince Charles paid an emotional tribute to his late father, Prince Philip: 

"Your 'strength and stay' is much missed this evening but I am sure he is here in spirit...My Papa would have enjoyed the show and joined us wholeheartedly in celebrating all you continue to do for your country and your people."

The toddler Prince Charles held by his father, Prince Philip

Surprise Appearance of The Queen!

The Queen made a surprise appearance on the final day of the celebration by stepping out of the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

Such appearance was unexpected because Her Majesty has been experiencing discomfort after Trooping the Colour. But on the last day of her Jubilee week she made an effort to appear before the cheering crowd.

The Queen surprised the crowd by stepping out of the palace's balcony

She also thanked everyone who marked her 70 years on the throne and those who participated the events throughout the week: "I have been humbled and deeply touched that so many people have taken to the streets to celebrate my Platinum Jubilee", says her message.

The Queen missed most of the events of her Jubilee week due to mobility issues and stayed out of the public eye after Trooping the Colour. 

However, on Sunday, the final day of the Platinum Jubilee week, she braved her painful discomfort and insisted to return to Buckingham Palace to personally greet the crowd.

Such admiring act made her even more endearing to the public. Her unwavering dedication to public duty always supersedes personal issues.

Her devotion, commitment to royal duty, and love for the Commonwealth and her subjects, are same the virtues she exemplified throughout 70 years, which made her an effective monarch. 

During the balcony appearance, she was flanked by her three heirs in direct succession to the throne, which gave a glimpse into the future of the British monarchy.

Where are Harry and Meghan?

According to royal insiders as published in Daily Mail, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex returned the California an hour before the Platinum Jubilee Pageant started. 

They had only attended two events during the Jubilee week: Trooping the Colour and Service of Thanksgiving. They also missed the Platinum Party, and just watched the event on television in Frogmore Cottage.

It was also confirmed by the same source that their daughter, Lilibet Diana had a children's party in Frogmore for her first birthday on June 4, 2022. 

The party was attended by her second cousins. Children of Prince Harry's first cousins. It was not confirmed, however if the christening happened on the same day.

Meanwhile, the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee cake was successfully delivered to Buckingham Palace at 10 in the morning of June 5. The cake was baked and designed by Patisserie, Mark Bennett in Poole, Dorset UK.

God Save The Queen!👑👋🎉

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