Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations end with colourful pageant

As the jubilee long weekend came to a close, the queen sent a message of thanks.

In a statement from the palace, signed Elizabeth R., the queen said:

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,” she said.

The queen was the clear star over the past four days, whether appearing in person or virtually at events.