What an event! All around the globe this Thursday and all weekend, England will be looked at and the Queen celebrated. Various family gatherings create a hustle and bustle. We are excited and looking forward to the royal weekend.

The clock is ticking: On Thursday, June 2nd at 11 a.m. (German local time), the millennium anniversary will be celebrated for a whole weekend. Numerous events are taking place across the country to honor Queen Elizabeth II’s (96) 70 year reign. But the center of attention is in the British capital, London. The people will cheer Prince William (39) at the Queen’s birthday parade, later the Royal Family will wave from the balcony of Buckingham Palace. What is the mood like just before the historic event?

Prince Louis was allowed to take a carriage ride with his siblings and his mother, Duchess Kate, for the first time in the “Trooping the Color” parade. The four-year-old waved practicedly at people.

The Palace has released a new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to mark her Platinum Jubilee. In a statement, the monarch thanks her for the efforts surrounding the anniversary celebrations.

More and more royal fans are gathering in London and securing the best seats before the parade. It should be full.

The original of this post “Queen Elizabeth II: The countdown to the celebrations is on” comes from Bunte.de.