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New Yorkers celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee

NEW YORK — Celebrations are underway within the United Kingdom for Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, which marks her 70 years as monarch. Crowds gathered close to Buckingham Palace for a parade and Royal Air Force flyover Thursday, which is a part of 4 days of festivities.

As CBS2’s Alice Gainer reported, some celebrations are occurring in New York City, too. 

The Platinum Jubilee kicked off with the ceremonial Trooping the Colour, showcasing greater than 1,000 troopers and lots of of horses.

“I enjoy the trooping of the colors. I’m not hugely into royals, but I do like judging all the outfits,” stated Louise Geddes, from Essex, England.

More festivities are deliberate at Tea & Sympathy within the West Village. 

“Have some afternoon tea because England survives on tea. It’s the answer to every social situation,” co-owner Sean Kavanagh-Dowsett stated. “A well-know drag queen, Flotilla Debarge, we’re gonna have people getting judged on queen for a day, which’ll be a bit of fun. And then we have a thing for the kids where they can make sort of crowns.”

“Some Morris dancers, which is very traditional, sort of country English,” Kavanagh-Dowsett stated. “You’ve got union jack crackers. Crackers are these things that we use at Christmas.”

In addition to the crowns and crackers, there’s additionally a particular merchandise on the menu: Jubilee trifle. 

“It’s actually the one that won the competition in England. They had a competition for the correct Jubilee dessert,” Kavanagh-Dowsett stated.

There are different occasions across the metropolis. 

“This weekend, we are partnering with the Lincoln Center. So we have a silent disco which is free and open to the public,” stated Emma Wade-Smith, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for North America & Consul General to New York.

Wade-Smith famous the commerce relationship between the U.S. and U.Ok.

“We have over $1 trillion invested in each other’s economies,” Wade-Smith stated.

Wade-Smith famous the importance of Queen Elizabeth II’s seven a long time on the throne.

“She’s been on the throne through, I think it’s 13 U.S. presidents, 12 British prime ministers. She has seen the world change exponentially,” Wade-Smith stated. 

“With the position goes a certain responsibility, and I think she’s really embodied that throughout her reign,” Kavanagh-Dowsett stated.

It’s the longest reign but.

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