She has spent 60 years putting duty above all else, and tonight the Queen stoically pressed on with her Jubilee engagements despite the Duke of Edinburgh being taken to hospital just hours earlier. The Prince of Wales summed up the mood of a nation last night as he thanked the Queen for “making us proud to be British”.
The sovereign put duty first, as she has done for the past 60 years, and pressed on with her Jubilee engagements despite the Duke of Edinburgh being taken to hospital a few hours earlier.
Her resolve was not lost on the 500,000 people who gave her a deafening reception at the end of last night’s Diamond Jubilee concert outside Buckingham Palace.
For someone who has seen so much during her reign, she still seemed taken aback by the sheer volume of the welcome as she took to the stage wearing a dazzling gold dress sewn with crystals that glittered in the lights as she waved to the crowd.
The Queen is celebrating 60 years as monarch. Her husband, Prince Philip, is known as the Duke of Edinburgh. Her son, Prince Charles, is the Prince of Wales, and will become king when the Queen dies. Her home in London is Buckingham Palace. The Queen is 86 and the Duke of Edinburgh is 90.
Answer with complete sentences.
- Who had to go to hospital?
- Who spoke to thank the Queen for her service?
- How many people were outside Buckingham Palace?
- What had they been listening to?
- What was the Queen wearing?
- Which words mean that she seemed surprised?
- Have you ever attended any big outdoors festival? Why? Did you enjoy it?
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