- Brits are celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s unprecedented 70 years on the throne, and hopeful the 96-year-old monarch will attend events.
- “People are looking at what the future is going to be … Are people going to believe in monarchy with the next generation (of royals)?” asks Nicoletta Gullace, a professor who studies British history.
- Americans can watch the BBC’s coverage on ABC, which will provide live event coverage on all platforms, especially its morning shows.
Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee is here and a good time is predicted for all during the four-day holiday this weekend – most especially, Brits hope, by the increasingly frail 96-year-old monarch herself.
But they’re a bit worried she might not be fully ready for a “knees up,” as the British call a party. Her knees aren’t what they used to be thanks to what Buckingham Palace vaguely called “episodic mobility problems.” She herself recently told visitors, while holding a cane, that she “can’t move.”