A giant dragon the size of the famous London bus, It will be the centerpiece of the Carnival celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s 70th birthday to the throne. With wings spread from Buckingham Palace, the dragon promises to be one of the catchy slogans of the Platinum Jubilee competition that will tour London.
The celebration is scheduled for Sunday, June 5, the last day of a four-day weekend of exciting events to celebrate the Queen’s historic reign. At the opening ceremony at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London early Tuesday, organizers said around 5,000 people, including brass bands and community groups from across the UK and Commonwealth, would make up the circus atmosphere.
The feature will be too An explanation of the time when Elizabeth ascended to the throne, when she was in Kenya with Prince Philip. People will be wearing the elaborate costumes of 250 animals in an interpretation of the animal kingdom’s reaction to the news of the new queen. Other events announced for the Central Jubilee Weekend include a Concert at the Palace, Trooping the Color, and a Thanksgiving service.
After more than a year of battling the coronavirus pandemic and the political turmoil caused by the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, Nicholas Coleridge, co-chair of the competition committee, told the meeting that “They see the Platinum Jubilee as an opportunity for the country to appear fresh and renewed. The great national event will commemorate the unified global power that is Her Majesty the Queen.”
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