Queen Elizabeth 70 years on the throne: four days of celebration in England

Ten million Britons are expected to celebrate the anniversary at more than 16,000 street parties, according to a report by the Association of Local Governments (LGA). “We live here, like Christmas,” said correspondent Anne Saenen. “Party shops are full of flag-printed stuff, streets are lined with flags, and British food like scones with jam is sold out.”

This commemoration is very special for Britain, as the Queen is one of the longest-reigning monarchs in the world. Unlike previous warnings, England were therefore given one more day off this time.

During Queen Elizabeth’s Golden Jubilee in 2002, Queen guitarist Brian May played a guitar solo on the rooftop of Buckingham Palace:


Britain is increasingly noticing that Queen Elizabeth has been around for decades. For example, he was recently forced to cancel an appointment due to his health and mobility issues.

For the first time since 1963, he was unable to attend the opening of the parliamentary year this month. However, he recently attended some of his favorite events. Smiling, he appeared at the horse show. “To the British’s relief, he’s looked good the last few times,” said Saenen, “and they’re hoping to catch a glimpse of him now.”


When asked if it was the Queen of England’s last birthday, those around her refused to answer. Responding to ‘what if’ questions is impolite and seems taboo, explains Saenen. “Besides, there is a large majority of British people who deny it and see it as an immortal being.”

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