Queen Elizabeth on Balcony With Kate and Camilla
Queen Elizabeth has become a familiar face over the years, and with her Diamond Jubilee starting this week, many will be watching closely on television screens in anticipation. While it’s an important milestone for the royal family, this event isn’t necessarily beloved by everyone.
Princes George and Charlotte experienced a memorable moment during the Trooping the Colour parade in London – something they don’t get to experience often. Riding along in a carriage with their mothers Kate Middleton and Duchess Camilla, they got to spot Queen Elizabeth II’s balcony as they passed by during the procession.
Prof Heather Jones emphasizes the balcony’s role as a major stage for promoting monarchy. It allows royals to be visible yet maintain some distance from it, especially during times such as World War I’s outbreak and Hitler’s fall from power during the Second World War.
The balcony conveys an image of royalty that’s not too removed from everyday life, yet still elevated and special. The Queen always stands at the head of the line alongside her husband Prince Charles.
But the number of people allowed on the balcony is strictly limited; only current working members of the royal family are invited to appear. This decision helps avoid awkward scenarios from occurring.
Professor Maclaran believes this act serves as a reminder of how crucial the royal succession is and helps keep it focused. “Our order of precedence stands, and we won’t be distracted by other royals,” she states.
A recent book about the royal family suggests that Queen Elizabeth may make her first balcony appearance this weekend. If so, it would put her and Prince Charles in the spotlight as they are closest to the throne.
Victoria Murphy of ABC News royal contributor fame has recently written a book which claims Kate and Camilla enjoy an “unbreakable bond”. According to the book, their close connection dates back years when Kate was still in the army and Camilla still served in it.
Kate has said in the book that her mother-in-law provides her with invaluable wisdom and experience as queen consort. She has an in-depth knowledge of both the role of a queen and royal family, which has strengthened their bond.
On the balcony, however, they’ve become closer than enemies. Their bond has grown so strong that they can talk and laugh together without it seeming awkward – as Princes Harry and Meghan experienced before they resigned as senior royals.
The queen’s presence on the balcony is an historic milestone for her and the royal family, making it one of this year’s major highlights. Although some might object to seeing her up there, it will be a momentous part of their jubilee celebrations.