UK: Queen makes surprise balcony appearance to cap off jubilee

Source: CNN

“Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II made a surprise appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on Sunday, as part of the final day of celebrations to mark her historic 70-year reign. The Queen had skipped events on Friday and Saturday — a thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral and an afternoon at Epsom racecourse — after experiencing ‘discomfort’ during the opening day parade on Thursday. … The crowd roared as the 96-year-old monarch — dressed in a vibrant green and clutching her cane — emerged with a broad smile and surveyed the patriotic sea of Union Jack flag-waving well-wishers before her. In a message released by Buckingham Palace on Saturday evening, the Queen said she had been ‘humbled and deeply touched’ by all the people who had come together both at events in London and elsewhere in the United Kingdom to mark her milestone.” (06/05/22)