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THE Queen was left "humbled and touched" by her Platinum Jubilee celebrations as she appeared on the Buckingham Palace balcony.

96, was absent for much of the extended Bank Holiday weekend, after finding the first day enjoyable but tiring.

But in a message of thanks, the monarch acknowledged her health but said her "heart" had been with well-wishers during the

The , patron of the Big Lunch, estimated that up to 18 million people could have taken part in Jubilee street parties, and the Queen expressed her hope this "renewed sense of togetherness" would be felt for years to come.

After the outpouring of public affection during her balcony appearance, the Queen said she was "humbled and deeply touched" so many people had taken part in celebrations marking her 70-year reign.

Surrounded by her family, she was cheered by thousands of well-wishers after stepping on to the balcony following the Platinum Pageant, which told the story of her life, and the nation, with an eccentric, fun and imaginative carnival-like display.

Smiling as she acknowledged the spectators, she looked down on The Mall where tens of thousands had waited in hope of seeing her

Read our Royal Family blog below for the latest updates...

  • henry moore

    This is what Meghan told Harry during the Thanksgiving celebrations

    A lip reading expert has analysed the conversation the Duke and Duchess had during the Thanksgiving ceremony at St Pauls Cathedral.

    At one point, Meg can be seen telling the Prince: “Yeah, will be fine”.

    Presumably, Meghan is reassuring her husband here, who may have been nervous about his relationship with the Royal family.

    The pair kept a low profile over the weekend, as they celebrated both the platinum Jubilee and their daughter, Lilibet’s, first birthday.

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    What does it mean when Her Majesty wears purple?

    As the Platinum Jubilee comes to an end, it is the perfect time to look at some of our monarch's iconic outfits.

    But what does each look mean? And what can we interpret from her chosen colours.

    When she wears purple, she is pulling on centuries of tradition. The colour has long represented wealth and power.

    The colour is still associated with royalty. And our monarch chose to wear purple – which can signify bravery, peace and wisdom – for the Queen’s speech in 2020, the year we’d been hit by the pandemic.

    The Queen With Prime Minister Muldoon In Wellington, New Zealand (exact Date Not Certain) During Her Jubilee Tour. (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
    The Queen With Prime Minister Muldoon In Wellington, New Zealand (exact Date Not Certain) During Her Jubilee Tour. (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
  • henry moore

    What does it mean when The Queen wears Green?

    Her Majesty has worn a series of wonderful outfits over the years, but what does each look represent?

    When The Queen wears green it is often for a more serious event, most recently at the year anniversary of Prince Philip’s death.

    Edinburgh green was also known to be the Duke’s favourite colour and so it was a loving tribute that she honoured his memory with her outfit that day.

    Anwar Hussein/WireImage
    Anwar Hussein/WireImage
  • henry moore

    Why was the disgraced Prince Andrew not at the Jubilee celebrations?

    Many have noted that Prince Andrew was nowhere to be seen at any of celebrations this week.

    This official line is that the tested positive for Covid, but the public is not buying that.

    Instead, many see this a decision made by the Royal family to avoid him overshadowing Her Majesty.

    Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Meghan flew all the way from California, managing to keep a low profile while attending the events.

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    Charles and Louis share some quality time

    When you are the heir to the throne it can be tough to find time to spend with your grandkids.

    But Prince Charles took a moment out of his busy Jubilee schedule to sit with Louis, Prince William's youngest son.

    Pictured bellow, they both look to be having a grand-old time as they enjoy the Jubilee festivities.

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    All you need to know about Queen Elizbaeth II

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    Get all the latest news on Queen Elizabeth II right here

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    Her Majesty expresses gratitude to the British people as Jubilee celebrations come to an end

    The Queen said in her message: “When it comes to how to mark seventy years as your Queen, there is no guidebook to follow. It really is a first. But I have been humbled and deeply touched that so many people have taken to the streets to celebrate my Platinum Jubilee.

    “While I may not have attended every event in person, my heart has been with you all; and I remain committed to serving you to the best of my ability, supported by my family.

    “I have been inspired by the kindness, joy and kinship that has been so evident in recent days, and I hope this renewed sense of togetherness will be felt for many years to come.

    “I thank you most sincerely for your good wishes and for the part you have all played in these happy celebrations.”

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    Camilla takes on 'supporting, nurturing role' at Jubilee celebrations

    As Jubilee Celebrations came to end, the top brass of the Royal family took to the Buckingham Palace Balcony to bid farewell, and thank you, to the nation.

    One of the figures on top of the balcony was Camilla, who according to Darren Stanton, a body language expert, took on a "supporting, nurturing role."

    He said: “Camilla, meanwhile, was dressed in white - a neutral colour that is elegant but psychologically reveals that she didn’t want to be seen to be standing out too much.

    "It solidifies her position within a supporting, nurturing role standing alongside her husband Charles.

    “While the balcony looked somewhat depleted because of the absence of Harry and Meghan, the Royals in attendance showed strength and solidarity in the now senior Royal family as they stood together.

    "We are beginning to see more and more appearances with Charles and Camilla alongside Kate and William - often the four are seen matching and mirroring each other’s body position, especially Charles and William, proving just how in sync they are as they prepare themselves to take over from the Queen and rule.”

  • henry moore

    Kate shows 'genuine emotion' as she shares heartfelt moment with The Queen

    Darren Stanton, a body language expert, took a look the behaviour of the Royal family during the Jubilee celebrations this weekend.

    According to the expert, Kate and Her Majesty shared a truly heartfelt moment, as both women stood regally atop Buckingham palace's balcony.

    Speaking on behalf on Betfair Casino, he said: "Kate was dressed in her trademark confidence colour - a striking red. It’s the colour she likes to wear when she wants to appear self-assured and in a position of power.

    "While such a colour allows Kate to stand out and ensures she catches the eye, Kate doesn’t crave the spotlight and instead appeared quietly confident.

    "She is more than happy to stand on the peripheral, letting the Queen and her future heirs take centre stage instead. There was a great moment, where Kate and the Queen were seen catching each other’s eye.

    "Both Royals showed genuine emotion, with the faces truly engaged, as they beamed huge smiles at one another. While a fleeting moment, it portrays the strong bond and connection the Queen and the Kate share, as well as the mutual respect they have for one another. "

  • henry moore

    Prince Charles filled with ‘admiration’ for Her Majesty, expert claims

    A body language expert took a look at the final Jubilee celebration last night, to study what exactly each member of the Firm were feeling in the final moments.

    Darren Stanton, speaking on behalf of Betfair Casino, said ofand : “Dressed all in green, the Queen was seen waving to the many thousands that had attended the Jubilee celebrations on the final day.

    "Always sincere in her emotions, it was clear to see the Queen wanted to make that final appearance to thank the crowds and the public for their support. 

    “Flanked by son Prince Charles, there were a few moments where Charles was seen looking adoringly at his mother of whom he calls ‘mummy’. It was an expression that showed sheer admiration and he took a protective stance of the Queen standing close yet behind her while on the balcony.”

  • henry moore

    The reassuring words Meghan said to Harry during Jubilee ceremony

    A lip reading expert has analysed the conversation the Duke and Duchess had during the Thanksgiving ceremony at St Pauls Cathedral.

    At one point, Meg can be seen telling the Prince: "Yeah, will be fine".

    Presumably, Meghan is reassuring her husband here, who may have been nervous about his relationship with the Royal family.

    The pair kept a low profile over the weekend, as they celebrated both the platinum Jubilee and their daughter, Lilibet's, first birthday.

  • henry moore

    Inside look at Lilibet’s first birthday party

    A low-key garden party was held at Windsor’s Frogmore Cottage with picnic-style snacks, a birthday cake, balloons and party games.

    Sources said: “It was a lovely do and had everything you’d expect from a child’s birthday party.

    “But there was no formal entertainment. The idea was for it to be very relaxed and casual, with people free to pop in and out as they wished.

    “It was a nice opportunity for the other royal children to meet Lilibet for the first time.

    “And as her first birthday is such a milestone, there was lots of discussion ahead of time about the presents that she would be given on the day.

    “One idea that proved very popular was a £75 pink Volkswagen Beetle ride-on toy, which had been spotted in Selfridges.”

    The Sun revealed yesterday that Lilibet had finally met her great-grandmother the Queen, after whom she was named.

  • henry moore

    Her Majesty and Paddington Bear share a hilarious lunch

    Have you ever wondered what The Queen keeps in her handbag?

    Well, wonder no more, Her Majesty has revealed that she always keeps a marmalade sandwich on hand in case of emergency in a hilarious new clip with Paddington Bear.

    This iconic sketch has captured the nation's heart as everyone comes together to celebrate the Jubilee.

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    Prince of Wales seen on Grandpa duties

    Prince Charles was tasked with looking after Prince Louis, the youngest of Prince William’s children.

    Little Prince Louis was snapped spending time with his Grandad, Prince Charles.

    He sat on his Grandad’s lap as they all danced along to the spectacular carnival.

    The cheeky chappy looked like he was having a great time with Grandad Charles.

    Credit: AP
  • Joseph Gamp

    Queen relays her thanks after 'humbling' Jubilee celebrations

    The Queen said later in her message: "When it comes to how to mark seventy years as your Queen, there is no guidebook to follow. It really is a first. But I have been humbled and deeply touched that so many people have taken to the streets to celebrate my Platinum Jubilee.

    "While I may not have attended every event in person, my heart has been with you all; and I remain committed to serving you to the best of my ability, supported by my family.

    "I have been inspired by the kindness, joy and kinship that has been so evident in recent days, and I hope this renewed sense of togetherness will be felt for many years to come.

    "I thank you most sincerely for your good wishes and for the part you have all played in these happy celebrations."

  • Joseph Gamp

    Queen remains 'committed to serving the nation'

    The Queen has said she remains "committed to serving" the nation to "the best of my ability", after she set the seal on her Platinum Jubilee celebrations by appearing on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

    The 96-year-old monarch was absent for much of the extended Bank Holiday weekend, after finding the first day enjoyable but tiring, and in a message of thanks acknowledged this but said her "heart" had been with well-wishers.

    The Duchess of Cornwall, patron of the Big Lunch, estimated that up to 18 million people could have taken part in Jubilee street parties, and the Queen expressed her hope this "renewed sense of togetherness" would be felt for years to come.

    After the outpouring of public affection during her balcony appearance, the Queen said she was "humbled and deeply touched" so many people had taken part in celebrations marking her 70-year reign.

    Surrounded by her family, she was cheered by thousands of well-wishers after stepping on to the balcony following the Platinum Pageant, which told the story of her life, and the nation, with an eccentric, fun and imaginative carnival-like display.

    Smiling as she acknowledged the spectators, she looked down on The Mall where tens of thousands had waited in hope of seeing her.

  • Lauren Lomas

    Like butter wouldn’t melt! Adorable Prince Louis moments as he gives mummy Kate a kiss

    The cheeky chappy has kept Brits in stitches with his hilarious facial expressions.

    Prince Louis has been snapped sweetly snuggling up to his mother the Duchess of Cambridge, and giving her a kiss on the cheek.

    The youngest son of Kate and Wills, Louis was also pictured covering his ears in shock of how loud the military aircraft were during the flyover on Friday.

    He was also spotted playing with his siblings during the parade.

    Credit: Reuters
    The Duchess of Cambridge hugs Prince Louis during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant in front of Buckingham Palace, London, on day four of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Picture date: Sunday June 5, 2022
    The Duchess of Cambridge hugs Prince Louis during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant in front of Buckingham Palace, London, on day four of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Picture date: Sunday June 5, 2022Credit: PA
  • Lauren Lomas

    Highlights of the Jubilee Pageant: Polynesian military in their traditional dress parade down the Mall

    Incredible sights as the Polynesian show support for the Queen on her 70th Jubilee, and parade down the mall.

    The western region of Oceana was a major site of conflict during World War Two.

    Representing Polynesia, the military paraded three kilometres down the Mall and were met by cheers from Brits.

    Polynesian soldiers looked incredible as they walked the entire length of the Mall barefoot.

    Credit: Alamy
  • Lauren Lomas

    Highlights of the Jubilee Pageant: Prince of Wales Grandad duties

    Prince Charles was tasked with looking after Prince Louis, the youngest of Prince William’s children.

    Little Prince Louis was snapped spending time with his Grandad, Prince Charles.

    He sat on his Grandad’s lap as they all danced along to the spectacular carnival.

    The cheeky chappy looked like he was having a great time with Grandad Charles.

    Credit: AP
  • Lauren Lomas

    Tears of joy: Brits spot the Queen shed a tear on the Royal Balcony

    Queen Elizabeth made a special appearance as hundreds of thousands of Brits cheered her on.

    The closing moment saw the Queen shed tears of happiness as Brits sung the National Anthem to her.

    She beamed down at Brits in the overwhelmingly emotional moment.

    Credit: Getty
  • The Queen was all smiles from the Royal Balcony as Brits cheered the 96-year-old Monarch on

    Her Majesty the Queen was joined by senior Royals for her special Balcony appearance.

    Brits lined the Mall to sing God Save the Queen, and cheer the Monarch.

    She waved and smiled, during the very emotional moment.

    The Queen will likely return home to Windsor, following a very busy Jubilee weekend.

    Credit: Reuters
  • QUEEN made an emotional appearance on the Royal Balcony

    Brits were hoping she would appear at the end of the stunning Pageant, and were not disappointed.

    She wore a gorgeous bight green colour, and smiled as Brits sung the God Save the Queen.

    Hundreds of thousands of Brits all cheered and applauded the Monarch, who despite struggling with mobility issues and discomfort, came to wave at her loyal subjects.

  • Stunning performance of puppets put on for the Jubilee pageant

    More than 150 costumes have been put together especially for the event.

    Onlookers were stunned as performers sailed down the Mall on Sunday.

    There were huge real Irish Wolfhound, puppet snakes, swans and horses, and a huge Bollywood wedding.

    Credit: AP
  • A-PAW-ABLE! Gorgeous corgi’s take over London cafe

    The Queen’s favourite pooches have celebrated the Jubilee in a very special way!

    Corgi lover’s everywhere congregated at The Refinery Bankside.

    The Queen has had more than 30 corgi’s in her life.

  • Queen’s jockeys form Guard of Honour at Epsom

    Forty of the Queen’s jockeys past and present lined up in a spectacular guard of honour for the royal party ahead of racing on Derby Day at Epsom.

    The greats of the saddle, dressed in the famous purple and gold silks, lined up on the steps overlooking the hat-box winner’s enclosure before heading on to the track to greet the Princess Royal and other members of the entourage.

    Frankie Dettori said he was “honoured” to be among the riders, who also included current stars Hollie Doyle and Tom Marquand, and Derby-winning riders Kieren Fallon, Johnny Murtagh and Martin Dwyer, along with champion jump jockeys Barry Geraghty and Sir Anthony McCoy.

    Dettori said: “I felt like I did as an apprentice 30 years ago! What a nice touch that was.

    “It was a lovely spectacle and it is one picture I will definitely get on my wall, that was unique where we were all stood on the steps.”

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