The celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee marks a turning point for the British monarchy, according to a leading royal expert.
Celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee next week has an urgency for them to honor the 96-year-old queen before the British monarchy “drastically changes” according to a leading royal historian.
“Come to think of it, this will be the last really important moment to publicly celebrate the Queen and thank her,” said Hugo Vickers, who has written extensively about the family. Page six.
“It was an extraordinary golden age that she led and things will change dramatically at some point, so I think these few days are going to be really important. Everyone should come out and celebrate it.”
The events, which begin on Thursday and continue until Sunday, June 5, mark the 70th anniversary of the monarch on the throne.
As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle plan to join the celebrations with their two children, Archie, 3, and baby Lilibet, Vickers expressed his hope that the California couple won’t steal the Queen’s glory.
“Hopefully it will all be focused on her. Honestly, the fewer distractions, the better,” he added.
And while the Duke and Duchess of Sussex may appear to be snubbed at the festivities – they won’t be publicly seen at many events – this is strictly a royal affair.
“As a mother and grandmother, the Queen looks at her family with one look that is a little different from what she is told to do as a queen,” Vickers said.
It all kicks off with the famous Trooping The Color military ceremony on Thursday, in which we hope the Queen will join other working royals – not Harry, Markle or Prince Andrew – on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to pose for a historic photo.
On Friday, there will be a Thanksgiving service to Her Majesty at St. Paul’s Cathedral, which Harry and Markle will definitely attend with the rest of the family.
Among them will be Harry’s father and heir to the throne Prince Charles, as well as Harry’s brother, Prince William, who will be next in line.
Palace aides are devising the best way to ensure the Queen’s presence after confirming she is suffering from “episodic mobility problems”. She managed to show up at the Chelsea Flower Show last Monday on a powered golf cart.
Telegraph said the Queen would not be able to climb the numerous steps at the cathedral’s main entrance, adding that staff were also considering going through a side entrance if necessary without taking a picture.
The Epsom derby will take place on Saturday, which Page Six sources say the racing-obsessed monarch hopes to attend, followed by a party at the palace Saturday night with performances from stars including Diana Ross, Sir Elton John, Queen and Lin-Manuel Miranda. . It is expected that Her Majesty will not be there.
Vickers said: “At the end of the competition, I would like to see a photo with the Queen, Charles, William and [William’s oldest child, Prince] George, so you can see the future of the monarchy.”
This story originally appeared on Page six and published here with permission