Diamond Jubilee Celebrations Continue

The Duchess of Cambridge and the Queen at Vernon Park in Nottingham on Wednesday

Many may think after the grandeur nature of last week’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations that they may be coming to a close, but not so fast! The celebrations have now gone on tour. Today, the Queen along with grandson Prince William and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, made a united appearance in Nottingham at about 10 am in the city centre. A crowd of about 35,000 people came out to catch a glimpse of the royal family, some even arriving as early as 5 am. The threesome appeared to be in sync in different shades of blue, and were noticeably at ease in each other’s company. This is particularly true of Kate and the Queen as the two were photographed amidst several animated exchanges.  In typical fashion Kate and William were seen chatting with several young children, even joining in with a children’s sports day in Vernon Park, taking turns to throw foam javelins while crowds cheered. The Queen left the Duke and Duchess at Vernon Park as she went on to Burghley House in Stamford, Lincolnshire where she was joined by 10,000 others for a picnic. The Queen marked her visit by planting a tree. The day came to a dramatic close with a flyover by the Red Arrows as she left to travel on to Corby.

-Brooke Benjamin