‘God save the (dancing) Queen!’ Lizzie Cundy, Myleene Klass and Emma Bunton kick off the boozy Bank Holiday parties as celebs pay tribute to Her Majesty ahead of milestone Platinum Jubilee
Street parties will take place up and down the country as boozy Brits make the most of a three-day weekend, capped by a star-studded musical extravaganza outside London’s Buckingham palace on Saturday evening.
And a host of celebrities were evidently keen to make an early start, with radio and TV personality Lizzie, 54, enjoying a knees-up with friends in the back garden of her west London home.
The former WAG was appropriately dressed for the occasion in a regal red gown and raffish tiara as she downed champagne and mingled with guess displaying their Britishness in Union jack suits and dresses.
Here we go: Lizzie Cundy led the celebrity celebrations as Brits up and down the country celebrated The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on Thursday
Elsewhere former Spice Girl Emma Bunton reminisced about her meeting with The Queen two decades ago, as she celebrated her Golden Jubilee in 2002.
The singer, 46, shared a photo of herself alongside a beaming Her Majesty, taken after her Jubilee performance with The Spice Girls on The Mall.
Captioning the shot, she wrote: ‘The Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002 and the pop concert in the garden of Buckingham Palace. That was such an amazing day!’
Smooth Radio presenter Myleene Klass used her platform to air an appropriately titled Abba track, before sharing a short video from her studio booth with Instagram followers.
Captioning the post, she wrote: God save the (dancing) Queen. Music Royalty for the Jubilee today.’
Old times: Elsewhere former Spice Girl Emma Bunton reminisced about her meeting with The Queen two decades ago, as she celebrated her Golden Jubilee in 2002
Getting involved: Smooth Radio presenter Myleene Klass used her platform to air an appropriately titled Abba track, before sharing a short video from her studio booth with Instagram followers
Deference: David Beckham also paid tribute to Her Majesty by sharing a handful of images taken throughout her life
Iconic: The former footballer’s posts included images of the Queen during childhood and pictures taken during the early years of her reign as head of state
Looking back: Beckham also fondly remembered one of his own meetings with Her Majesty in 2016 as the country celebrated
Former England captain David Beckham posted on Instagram: ‘Today, we celebrate our Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. 70 years of service and inspirational leadership of our country. Let’s come together and commemorate her remarkable reign with a great British party these next few days.’
The retired Manchester United and Real Madrid footballer accompanied his post with a variety of images taken during The Queen’s life, including one of his own meeting with Her Majesty at her Young Leaders Awards’ in 2016.
Continuing the sporting theme, the England team also joined in by posting a video with Three Lions captain Harry Kane and Lionesses star Leah Williamson thanking the Queen for her 70 years of service.
Kane said: ‘From me and all of the England team I want to congratulate you on your Platinum Jubilee. Thank you for your incredible 70 years of incredible service.
This is for you: The sporting theme continued with England skipper Harry Kane thanking the Queen in a special video tribute
The Duchess of Cambridge and her three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis waved for cheering crowds at Trooping the Colour today as they began the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in style.
Three carriages left the forecourt of Buckingham Palace carrying members of the Royal Family down The Mall this morning, with the Duchess of Cornwall riding alongside Kate Middleton and her children in the first carriage.
They were followed in the glorious sunshine by the Earl and Countess of Wessex with their son James, Viscount Severn, and finally the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence in the third carriage.
Louis sat between his older siblings George and Charlotte in a carriage, with Kate and Camilla sat opposite. The children, who were dressed in a light blue, navy and white colour scheme, waved to the crowds – and at one point Charlotte appeared to push Louis’s hand down, while the Princess squinted in the sunshine as the carriage left.