LONDON – Queen Elizabeth II has given the best sign yet – appearing at a royal horse show this weekend with a smile, stillness and applause – as she plans to celebrate with her public an unprecedented platinum jubilee year of the British monarchy.
The queen, whose lifelong passion for horses was well known, seemed to be in high spirits when she entered the royal box with a cane in her hand for a visit called “A Gallup Through History”. The show explores British history through its two famous Elizabeth, the first Elizabeth to the 96-year-old king, with events and appearances for the horses of Hollywood and British stars.
The queen was taking pictures with clapping and smiling from ear to ear. The cheerful demeanor spread across the British press on Monday was in stark contrast to a recent and memorable image of her during the epidemic, when she sat alone, in black and in a mask, at the funeral of her husband Prince Philip.
On Sunday, more than 1,000 performers and 500 horse antiques seemed to work wonders to lift his spirits.
The Daily Mail described the queen as “pleasantly surprised”. The Times of London said the queen seemed “full of life” and “the secret was simple: the horse.” At the end of the show, the queen waved her hand towards the crowd from her car and took Vijay in her arms around the open field. He is met with a permanent habit.
Celebrities including Tom Cruise, Damien Lewis and Helen Mirren were among the entertainers who greeted the Queen at the first major event of the year-long celebrations of her seven-decade reign.
Due to health problems, Rani has appeared in public in the last few months. Prasad said he had “mobility problems” and, in a video appearance, commented that his legs did not move at once. Nevertheless, the queen carried out virtually many royal duties from within the walls of the palace or by handing over to her successors, Prince Charles and Prince William.
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
The platinum jubilee has provoked a commercial mob of passion for the king, marking dates on tea towels, his sister China cup of tea in his mouth, and even music boxes roaring “God save the Queen” as masons selling Fortnum and shops in central London. The area around Buckingham Palace is lined with bleachers to prepare for the upcoming style. In early June, a birthday parade and a one-night concert will mark his reign; A special four-day weekly holiday will bring the party to the streets across the country. Expect a lot of Union Jack Bunting and a lot of pints raised.
This week, the Queen was honored with a royal dessert from a “platinum pudding” contest that tempted 5,000 chefs and bakers. The winners are a lemon trifle, a sweet gua with Swiss rolls, amaretti biscuits, whipped cream and fresh citrus, a great British dessert. Dictionary of royal-inspired dishes, including Coronation Chicken and Victoria Sponge.
The queen’s presence at Sunday’s horse show, which lasted more than two hours, was confirmed only at the last minute – the decision-making process has become commonplace due to concerns over her health.
Comedian Omid Jalili, who opened the event, greeted him with a sly joke: “Your Excellency, on behalf of everyone here, we would like to thank you for choosing us for the state inauguration of Parliament.”
The queen returned what some called the boastful wave.