Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations
Any royal fan knows the importance of dressing for the occasion, and those who gathered along The Mall certainly didn’t disappoint on Thursday.
Whether it’s getting creative with the Union Jack or being inspired by the Queen’s troops, CNN met some of those who brought their royal fashion A-game.
Grace Gothard, from Surrey, southern England, said she made her own dress for the celebrations.
“I came for the Queen because she hasn’t been seen much recently,” the 60-year-old said.
“I made this dress. I made my dresses for Kate’s wedding and for Meghan’s wedding so I had to do the same today.”
Moira Smith, 81, from the Lake District, Cumbria, and Sally Conway, 57, who lives in London, said they also attended celebrations for the Golden and Diamond Jubilees, as well as royal weddings.
The pair, kitted out in several Union Jack flags, said they enjoy making friends with new people who are enjoying the celebrations. Conway added that it’s her birthday today — even more reason to celebrate.
Meanwhile, 6-year-old Edward Lyon was dressed like a member of the Queen’s troops, the Household Division.
He and his mother, Lucy Lyon, 33, traveled from Lincolnshire, in the East Midlands, for their first royal celebration.
“I’ve had lots of fun. My favorite part was seeing the soldiers,” Edward, who wants to be a soldier when he grows up, said.