London celebrates the 63-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II in true regal style

Right now, Queen Elizabeth II turns into the UK’s longest serving monarch – surpassing Queen Victoria’s reign of 63 years, seven months and two days.  

To mark this momentous milestone, most of the capital’s points of interest, resorts and retailers are moving into the royal spirit with themed afternoon teas, particular shows and citywide festivities.

At noon at present, a flotilla of historic vessels, leisure cruisers and passenger boats will participate in a procession on the River Thames. The ‘Royal River Salute’ is a part of London’s annual Completely Thames Pageant, which takes place all through September.

Guests to Buckingham Palace will take pleasure in a particular outside photographic show, proven within the inside Quadrangle of the official residences – an space that isn’t usually included within the customer route. Pictures embrace official portraits and pictures of Her Majesty enterprise visits within the UK and throughout the Commonwealth, in addition to these capturing casual household moments. Kensington Palace can also be marking this special day with a brand new movie set up celebrating the reign of Her Majesty The Queen, and of her predecessor as longest serving monarch, Queen Victoria.   

Madame Tussauds have additionally unveiled a brand new gown for his or her waxwork of the Queen, a reproduction of the robe worn by Her Royal Highness in 2012 for her official Diamond Jubilee pictures, while the Thames Rib Expertise might be offering Royal novelty masks and can play Rule Britannia amongst different patriotic songs on board their speedboat voyages all through the day.

No London royal celebration can be full with out afternoon tea and there are many alternatives to indulge, together with a Royal-themed afternoon tea at InterContinental London Park Lane, which is situated on the location of 145 Piccadilly, the previous childhood residence of Queen Elizabeth II. St James’s Courtroom, a Taj Lodge can also be providing a lavish afternoon tea which incorporates scones ready in response to Her Majesty’s personal directions.

These wishing to buy their very own particular tea to mark the event want look no additional than Fortnum & Mason, which can be launching a Queen’s Mix Tea in celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s reign. The well-known Royal Warrant holders will even showcase an exquisite window show of ‘the Longest Reign’ from immediately onwards.   

Chris Gottlieb, Chief Advertising and Communications Officer at London & Companions, the Mayor’s official promotional firm for London stated: “This very particular milestone wasn’t going to go unnoticed within the capital and it’s implausible to see the vary of festivities on supply for guests and Londoners in honour of our longest-serving monarch.

“In 2014 London welcomed a report 17.four million worldwide guests, many attracted by the capital’s royal heritage and cultural landmarks – notably these from North America. We envisage that historic milestones similar to these, together with the spectacular programme of blockbuster exhibitions and theatre on supply this autumn, will proceed to drive London’s momentum”.

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