Queen misses Jubilee service with Harry and Meghan in attendance as Boris Johnson is booed

Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II looks on from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Color parade in London on Thursday June 2.

Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, leave St Paul’s Cathedral in London after attending a service for the Queen on Friday. Harry and Meghan, who flew in from the United States for Jubilee celebrations, were warmly welcomed by a crowd outside the service. Ahead of the event, there was a lot of speculation in the British press about how the couple would be received following their decision to step down as royals and move to California two years ago.

Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, smiles as she arrives at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday.

Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Over 400 people were invited to the event recognizing the Queen’s life of service. The congregation included key workers, teachers and civil servants as well as representatives from the armed forces, charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups, according to Buckingham Palace. London Mayor Sadiq Khan was among the audience.

Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Prince Charles arrives for Friday’s service. Another of the Queen’s sons, Prince Andrew, was notably absent after testing positive for Covid-19.

Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

The theme for Friday morning’s event was public service. It included Bible readings, prayers and congregational hymns to honor the Queen’s 70 years on the British throne.

Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Harry and Meghan arrive at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife, Carrie Symonds, arrive at Friday’s event. Audiences outside the event were less enthusiastic about Johnson, who was both cheered and booed upon his arrival.

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A member of the military stumbles Friday while on duty before duty.

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A woman holds a cut-out photo of the Queen as she waits outside St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday.

Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

People gather outside St. Paul’s Cathedral to watch the arrivals.

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The Queen prepares to touch the Commonwealth of Nations globe to light the main beacon outside Buckingham Palace on Thursday.

Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

A Platinum Jubilee beacon is lit by Lord Provost Robert Aldridge and the Commandant of Edinburgh Garrison, Lieutenant Colonel Lorne Campbell at Edinburgh Castle in Scotland on Thursday. More than 1,500 towns, cities and towns across the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories would come together to light a beacon to mark the Jubilee.

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People pack the Mall in London for Thursday’s Trooping the Color parade.

Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen steps out onto the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Color Parade.

Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, salutes during a carriage procession on Thursday. She was accompanied by her three children – Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte – as well as Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.

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Planes spell the number 70 as they fly over Buckingham Palace on Thursday.

Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

A 124-gun salute is fired at the Tower of London as part of the Trooping the Color parade.

Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

The Trooping the Color event involved 1,500 soldiers and officers, 400 musicians, 250 horses and 70 aircraft, according to the UK Ministry of Defence.

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Three of the Queen’s great-grandchildren – from left to right, Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte – are part of the carriage procession on Thursday.

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Prince William, left, rides a horse alongside his father Prince Charles in the Trooping the Color Parade.

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The Queen’s Guard marches in the Trooping the Color Parade on Thursday.

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The Queen is joined by members of the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on Thursday.

Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Thousands of people flocked to central London for the celebrations on Thursday.

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A military band performs on Thursday.

Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Four of the Queen’s great-grandchildren watch the parade from a window in Buckinghamp Palace on Thursday. From left to right, Prince George, Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte and Mia Tindall.

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A member of the Coldstream Guards holds souvenir programs ahead of the start of Thursday’s parade.

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Prince Edward, right, rides in a carriage with his wife Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, and their children, James and Louise.

Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

The Household Cavalry Mounted Band takes part in the parade on Thursday.

Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

A man wears a Union Jack suit as people gather on The Mall for Jubilee celebrations on Thursday.

Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Police officers line up on The Mall ahead of the Trooping the Color parade on Thursday.

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A Buckingham Palace staff member cleans the balcony ahead of the Trooping the Color parade on Thursday.

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Crowds gather in London for the parade.

Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese lights the Commonwealth Beacon for a Jubilee celebration in Canberra, Australia on Thursday.

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Some royal fans had Union flags slapped on their faces as they gathered along The Mall in London on Thursday.

Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

People wear masks of the Queen and one of her dogs as they attend Jubilee celebrations at the mall on Thursday.

Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Anita Atkinson, who has collected more than 12,000 items of royal memorabilia, heads to a tea party in Durham on Thursday.

Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

People sing the national anthem as they gather along the mall on Thursday.

Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

A boy poses with a Union Flag on The Mall on Wednesday.


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Edward L. Robinett