Miniature replica of Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee Parade unveiled
As the UK and the world prepare for the grand celebrations of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee, a company is paying tribute to the 96-year-old monarch in a small but big way.
Babbacombe Model Village in Devon, England, unveiled ahead of the ceremony scheduled for June 2.
The intricately detailed figures feature small horse guards, the Yeomen Warders (the sentries for the Tower of London) and the Sovereign herself.
In photos, designer Wayne Stott can be seen putting the finishing touches on the Queen, who is seated in a red carriage and escorted by her royal guards on horseback, wearing her signature black bearskin helmets, marching in the parade.
The diminutive monarch is so big that she’s barely bigger than your thumb, but she’s packed with details that resemble the real queen.
Eighteen of Her Majesty’s Yeomen Warders Guards were spread out across the model village for the exhibition, which is open for the anniversary celebrations through June 19.
“Join us in celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations and enjoy our Miniature Beefeater Hunt,” the model village wrote on Instagram. “Try to find all 18 miniature Beefeaters hidden in and around the gardens and all successful young explorers will receive their own Union Jack flag to take home.”
The Jubilee takes place from 2nd to 5th June and celebrates the British ruler’s amazing 70 years on the throne.
It was announced on Tuesday that she will not receive the royal salute during the Trooping the Color parade on June 2 and will instead accept the salute through her proxies – her son and heir Prince Charles, daughter Princess Anne and grandson Prince William.
Trooping the Color is a military procession commemorating the anniversary of the British monarchy entering its 260th anniversary with the upcoming celebrations.
Traditionally, the Queen took part in the Whitehall procession to be greeted with a royal salute while conducting a symbolic inspection of the troops.
Royal sources believe the Queen’s advanced age, as well as multiple health issues, have contributed to her skipping events such as the opening of Parliament.
Reports surfaced earlier this year that she has “episodic mobility issues” and tested positive for COVID-19 in February. She has since recovered from the coronavirus.
However, she will appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after Trooping the Color and offer her iconic wave to the public.
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