Queen Elizabeth II: Peaceful transition between King and Prince Charles begins in the United Kingdom
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Among all the symbols we will see this weekend celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth, there will be one piece that stands out from everything else: the King’s Golden Chariot.
From Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace, the vehicle will be the center of a parade along the same route she went when she was crowned.
Weighing in at four tons, the 250-year-old wagon is reminiscent of the past wealth and glory of Britain’s former ruler of other seas and continents.
The Queen rode in it for her coronation and silver and gold parades.
This year, it will be empty. Isabel, 96, did not attend the tour this Friday. The Royal House said he felt uncomfortable after seeing a parade paying homage to him from Buckingham Palace on Thursday.
With this in mind, the only reason to admire the chariot drawn by the eight Windsor Gray horses is its magnificent carving and his crowned pictures projected on the windows.
While a change to the throne is not expected soon, there are those who say that the jubilee activities are a sign of the beginning of a transition with heir apparent Prince Charles, who has publicly transformed the Queen into a number of involvements.
Difference with previous jubilees
In contrast to this year, when the Queen was rarely seen at her annual ceremonies, in 1977, the year of her Silver Jubilee, she visited 36 different districts in the UK and nine Commonwealth countries.
A quarter of a century later, national and international tours marked their golden jubilee. A decade later, in 2012, the other members of the royal family were given an international tour, while the Queen toured the United Kingdom.
This year is so different. It confirms everything the palace says Johnny DiamondThe BBC’s state correspondent said the queen was “looking forward” to attending various ceremonies and celebrations in her memory.
After a long life she now refuses to participate in most events due to the movement issues that plague her. And for the past six months he has not been seen in public.
The beginning of change
Looking at the Queen throughout this Jubilee, it will most likely be on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, Diamond continues.
But he alone will not be insignificant. Her husband, The Prince Philip, Who was a quiet supporter during his rule, passed away last year. It was the first major royal ceremony he did not attend.
The Prince AndrewFor his part, he could not be seen with his mother because he had left the royal family because of his connections with the late billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who was accused of sexual exploitation in the United States.
Will not see Prince HarryDramatically he left for America with his wife Megan MarkleWhen they decided to leave the royal family.
Conversely, the front and center will be his son and heir.
The Prince Carlos He was a senior member of the Royal Family in London at the United Kingdom’s Day of Remembrance Sunday, which honors his citizens who fell victim to the military conflict in November.
His eldest son led the Royal Holy Service in April, one of the oldest religious ceremonies of the British royal family, in which, according to tradition, the king gave money to those in need.
And Prince Charles read the Queen’s speech at the opening ceremony of Parliament earlier this month.
In the last six months, The three great ceremonies of the monarchy -Military, religion and constitution- have been Led by the Prince of Wales.
“In a very British way, unspoken, unwritten and unspoken, change began,” says Diamond.
The Friday Festival of 1977, with much of the coming regime, was an opportunity to look back and forth. The 2002 Golden Jubilee was restored after a decade shaken by corruption, divorce and misconduct.
In 2012, the Diamond Jubilee reaffirmed the Queen’s place in the nation’s affection.
“This Platinum Jubilee will be different because it’s a farewell,” Diamond said.
Not the queen, the journalist advanced, according to experts, she is “in good health”, yet she has movement problems. There will be no making her sovereign.
“But this weekend bids farewell to seven decades of public service, his presence in the sacred acts that have an impact on the public sector each year,” he adds.
Diamond understood that it was not possible to return to state ceremonies. Isabel is seen closer to her personal affections than to her public events.
An era is coming to an end. In this Jubilee, the nation has an opportunity to celebrate it with celebration and gratitude.
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