A touching joke. The whole world continues to celebrate the 70 years of reign of Elizabeth II. After the Trooping the Color ceremony, this Thursday June 2, then the mass given in his honor at St Paul’s Cathedral, a giant concert was organized this Saturday June 4 in front of the gates of Buckingham Palace. A host of stars were present to ignite the public. The spectators were thus able to attend the performances of Queen + Adam Lambert at the opening, Diana Ross, Alicia Keys, Nile Rodgers, Andrea Bocelli, Duran Duran, the composer of the last James Bond Hans Zimmer, Craig David, or even George Ezra.
This event was also the occasion for Prince William to address a very beautiful speech, with a message full of hope to the world. From the start of his speech, the Duke of Cambridge wanted to relax the atmosphere. “It’s so wonderful to be here with you on this incredible night, and great to see Buckingham Palace transformed into an IMAX screen!”, He said with humor.
Prince William “optimistic” like his grandmother
William then wished to send a tender message to Elizabeth II, however, not failing to slip a little joke. “No grandmother is happy that we talk about her age … Mine is almost a century old,” he teased, before adding: “She has crossed the ages in thanks to immeasurable technological developments and scientific breakthroughs”.
Kate Middleton’s husband also took advantage of this speech to warn about the environmental situation. He particularly regretted that “our planet [is] become more fragile”, but indicated that he shared a common point with the sovereign. “Today, in 2022, as the Queen celebrates her Platinum Jubilee, the need to protect and restore our planet has never been more urgent, but like her, I am optimistic.” And to keep that optimism intact, Prince William said he had a dream: “I have unwavering hope that my grandmother’s words will be as true in 70 years as they are today. , and that as nations we come together for a common cause, because if we do, there will always be room for hope.”
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