Platinum Jubilee: Queen 'humbled and deeply touched' by celebrations

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While the Queen, 96, was absent for much of the Platinum Jubilee this weekend, after finding her first appearances to be enjoyable but "very tiring", she greeted crowds from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on Saturday.

Tens of thousands of people waited in The Mall to catch a glimpse of Britain's longest-serving head of state along with Prince Charles, Camilla, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, George, Charlotte and Louis.

The Queen at Platinum Jubilee
The Queen has shared that she is 'humbled and deeply touched' as millions celebrated her Platinum Jubilee this weekend. Photo: Getty

The Queen was cheered on by the many well-wishers after appearing on the balcony following the Platinum Pageant, which told the story of her life.

Her Majesty later shared a message of thanks, saying she is "humbled and deeply touched" by the outpouring of support she has received over the Jubilee long weekend.

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She wrote: "When it comes to how to mark seventy years as your Queen, there is no guidebook to follow. It really is a first. But I have been humbled and deeply touched that so many people have taken to the streets to celebrate my Platinum Jubilee.

"While I may not have attended every event in person, my heart has been with you all; and I remain committed to serving you to the best of my ability, supported by my family.

Royal family on Buckingham Palace balcony
The Queen stood on the balcony at Buckingham Palace with Prince Charles, Camilla, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their three children George, Charlotte and Louis. Photo: Getty

"I have been inspired by the kindness, joy and kinship that has been so evident in recent days, and I hope this renewed sense of togetherness will be felt for many years to come.

"I thank you most sincerely for your good wishes and for the part you have all played in these happy celebrations."

The Queen made two balcony appearances on the first day of the Jubilee for the Trooping the Colour with the Duchess of Cambridge sharing that the day was "very tiring" for Her Majesty.

Queen thanks Platinum Jubilee supporters
Her Majesty shared a message of thanks, saying she is "humbled and deeply touched" by the outpouring of support she has received over the Jubilee long weekend. Photo: Buckingham Palace

Princess Eugenie shared an Instagram post about the Jubilee, writing: "The Platinum Jubilee Pageant was just incredible. To all the people that took part, organised it, made it flawless for us all watching, Thank you. You made us all so proud."

Ed Sheeran performed his song 'Perfect' as images of the Queen's late husband Prince Philip appeared behind him. He then sang 'God Save The Queen' to mark the end of the pageant.

The singer has previously performed at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012 to mark 60 years on the throne.

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