The Queen’s historic platinum year is marked by gun salutes
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration was officially marked today as guns fired across the country to mark 70 years of the Queen’s reign.
At noon, the King’s Royal Horse Artillery, named for the Queen’s father, King George VI, 75 years ago, fired a 41-shot salute from London’s Green Park.
The ceremony comes the day after February 6, Accession Day, when Princess Elizabeth becomes Queen Elizabeth II, as the celebration falls on a Sunday.
Lieutenant Colonel James Shaw, who is a Brigade Major of the prestigious Household Division overseeing major Army ceremonial events, said: “For me, this is the launch of the Platinum Year Celebrations. , this is where it all begins for all of us and as a nation. “
Monday was his first day as a Brigade Major, and he faces a busy 2022, saying: “This is without a doubt a highlight of my career, I’m so excited. Honored to be a part of it.”
“On June 2 we held the Queen’s Birthday Parade, with 1,400 troops taking part and on June 5 there will be competition and the armed forces will also participate,” he said. more.
“I’ll be heavily involved in the planning of both events, which is very exciting.”
https://www.the-sun.com/lifestyle/4630430/queen-elizabeth-camilla-charles-royal-family/ His Majesty decided ‘five years ago’ to consort Camilla when Charles became king