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    Gb: queen returns to Windsor, cannon fire in London

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    Cannon salute in honor of the almost 96-year-old Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee. So London today welcomed the sovereign, who returned to Windsor Castle, on the outskirts of the capital, after staying in the country residence of Sandringham, in Norfolk (eastern England), for the record anniversary of her 70 years on the British throne. yesterday.
    The rumble of 41 shots was heard at noon local time throughout the city center from Green Park, in front of Buckingham Palace, where the wards of elite of the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery unit. While shortly after another 62 shots are echoed from the Tower of London, where the historical treasure of the Crown Jewels is still kept. Elizabeth II privately commemorated the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne yesterday, which coincided on 6 February 1952 with the premature death of her father, King George VI, aged only 56. While public celebrations – with parades, shows and international stars – are scheduled for June, when the United Kingdom will allow itself 4 extra public holidays in the month which coincides with the anniversary of the ceremonial coronation of the current monarch, which took place in 1953 after the period of mourning.
    Meanwhile, palace sources have specified that Elisabetta, forced by the doctors to a period of substantial rest in recent months, straddling a rare 24-hour hospitalization for unspecified investigations made known in October, will resume a limited schedule of commitments from March. external: agenda that foresees a reception of the diplomatic corps on the 2nd; on the 14th a solemn liturgy for Commonwealth Day in Westminster Abbey; and on the 29th a “thanksgiving for life” mass for Prince Consort Philip – who died 99 years old in 2021 – one year after his death. (HANDLE).

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