Queen Elizabeth II is doing her best to move forward with the platinum jubilee activities.
Despite experiencing “discomfort” earlier in the day – which prompted her to cancel Friday Scheduled visit To St Paul’s Cathedral – The 96-year-old monarch attended an event at Windsor Castle late Thursday.
The Queen led the lighting of the main Jubilee Lighthouse, to celebrate 70 years of royal leadership.
Her Majesty the Queen wore a turquoise dress and classic mother-of-pearl accessories while presenting to the Commonwealth Nations Globe.
When she touched the iconic icon, the platform she was standing on—along with hundreds of small lights placed on the lawn—was lit up in white and pink.
Earlier in the day, Queen Elizabeth attended her birthday parade and Flypast.
And while she appeared in good spirits, she revealed that on Friday she would not attend the National Thanksgiving Service.
“The Queen had a lot of fun with today’s birthday parade and Flypast but was a little upset,” a spokesperson for the royal family He said in a statement.
“Bearing in mind the flight and activity required to participate in the National Thanksgiving Service tomorrow at St Paul’s Cathedral, Her Majesty the Queen concluded with great reluctance that she would not attend.”
The statement concluded: “The Queen looks forward to participating in the Lighting Beacon event tonight at Windsor Castle and would like to thank everyone who made the day such a memorable occasion.”
While the Queen will miss church services on Friday, Prince Charles, Prince William and Kate Middleton are expected to attend, along with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
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