Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee: Closing Ceremony
Colorful pageant, street fests cap queen’s Platinum Jubilee
A colorful street pageant celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s life and highlighting
Britain’s diversity paraded through central London on Sunday
the final day of a long holiday weekend honoring the monarch’s 70 years on the throne.
Royal fans were hoping to see another glimpse of the 96-year-old queen later at Buckingham Palace, where the parade ends.
With the ringing of bells at Westminster Abbey, a spectacular military parade featuring
200 horses began the ceremony as they marched down the Mall to Buckingham Palace.
They flanked the gold state coach, a gilded carriage that transported the queen to her coronation 69 years ago.
The queen wasn’t taking part in the pageant — though a virtual version of her, drawn from archival video from her 1953 coronation, was shown at the coach’s windows.