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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Begin the celebrations of the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II


The UK began on Saturday four long days of celebrations in honor of the 60th anniversary of accession to the throne of his queen, Elizabeth II, who inaugurated this marathon festival in watching horse racing at Epsom, one of his passions. Wearing a royal blue with a matching hat, the queen, 86, arrived in the early afternoon in a Rolls Royce to the racetrack located in south London, amid the cheers of thousands of enthusiasts who frantically waved their little "Union Jacks "(British flag). Accompanied by her husband Philip, who was carrying an umbrella to deal with any eventuality in this cold, gray day with rain threatening, the Queen was received in the chords of the national anthem, played by Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins. Camelot The horse, trained by Aidan O'Brien and ridden by his son Joseph, was the winner of the race. Forty-one salvos of cannon in charge of Troop Royal Horse Artillery in King centric Horse Guards Parade in London minutes before officially opened at 13:00 local on the festivities, which also commemorates the anniversary of his coronation. Because although Elizabeth has come to the throne on February 6, 1952, after the death of her father George VI was crowned on June 2 the following year. The year of his coronation as the queen was also achieved his best result in the Epsom Derby, the only evidence of the great British classic that has not been won by horses owned, thanks to the second position of their purebred "Aureole". Although many hoped that he could achieve the longed-for victory in their Jubilee, the Queen declined to sign one of his copies of proof on this issue, which since 1780 Competition is mandatory for high society. If last year was Kate, newly married to Prince William, responsible for causing a sensation at this year's leadership fell on the monarch, accompanied by other members of his family, as Prince Andrew and his daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie. The President of the racecourse, Anthony Cane, hopes that despite the attention generated by Derby, the Queen has enjoyed the race this year as much as other years. "He came because he loves it," said Cane. "His knowledge of thoroughbreds and the creation comes from a long time. It's absolutely incredible," he added. "There are more people and more Union Jacks, but in the end of the day is the same race," he said. For the popular celebration will have to wait until Sunday - the day that are provided for rain and a maximum temperature of 12 degrees - with the "Great Lunch" on the streets and parks around the country, which should bring together thousands of people. In total there are 9500 official celebrations organized. But the focus is on London and the procession of a thousand boats down the Thames, which will involve the sovereign, accompanied by leading members of his family, as William and Kate, in a luxury boat adorned with 10,000 red and purple flowers, before a million people. Several fans had camped along the river on Saturday, to enjoy an exceptional view. "People think we're crazy, and we are," said one of the enthusiastic spectators, Cragi Kelley, who came from neighboring Essex County with his niece and her mother. On Monday, as festive on Tuesday, there will be a megashow in front of Buckingham Palace, where the veteran British group Madness should interpret his famous song "Our House" on the cover of the official residence of the sovereign, while the stage will receive artists such as Elton John, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Kylie Minogue. Millions of Britons are also expected on the streets on Tuesday to greet the Queen, who will travel by coach to the city center after a Mass of thanksgiving in the cathedral of St. Paul and a lunch at the Palace of Westminster in a parade - whose trials took place last Saturday - which end with the waves on the balcony of the palace. The celebrations have reason, as Elizabeth II, "Ma'am" to his subjects, or even "the grandmother of the people" is only the second British monarch to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee, after his great-grandmother Victoria in 1897. The Sun newspaper's most popular country reminded on Saturday that "is not in any morning we got up on a day that will be written in history books."

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