Queen Elizabeth II makes surprise appearance for final day of jubilee
Queen Elizabeth II said she felt “humbled” after she
delighted crowds Sunday
with a surprise appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace,
closing out the celebrations on the final day of her jubilee.
On a day that saw Brits celebrate the queen with a pageant and picnics,
she made an unscheduled appearance on the balcony wearing a bright green dress and hat.
The queen smiled and waved at the crowd below as she stepped out alongside Prince Charles and his wife
Camilla; Prince William and his wife, Kate; and their children, George, Charlotte and Louis.
It was, in a single frame, a snapshot of the Windsor dynasty.
The Royal Marines Band played the national anthem, “God Save the Queen,” with the crowd singing along while the queen looked out at the vast throng, stretching as far as the eye could see.