Queen’s subtle touching tribute to Prince Philip during Platinum Jubilee appearance

Queen Elizabeth II thrilled spectators when she appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on the final day of her Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

After being forced to miss some events during the celebrations due to ‘mobility issues’, the 96 year old monarch tied off the four day celebration with one final public appearance.

The Queen stepped out onto the balcony with her family, namely Prince William and Kate Middleton and their three children, and her son Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

She looked touched as she waved to the crowds

The Queen, who is known for wearing colourful ensembles, donned a green outfit with a matching hat as she looked out over tens of thousands of people on The Mall in London.

This may have been a subtle tribute to her late husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh green was said to be the late Duke’s favourite colour, and she has worn green on multiple important occasions.

In June 2016, she wore a bright green emerald outfit for a Trooping the Colour parade which was part of her 90th birthday celebrations.

She also wore the colour at Harry and Meghan’s wedding in 2018, and also wore dark green on the year anniversary of Prince Philip’s death.

Queen Elizabeth loves wearing an array of different colours, with her go-to choice usually pink, which is traditionally associated with love, compassion and nurturing.

She is also loyal to the colour purple, as are the rest of the Royal family, which was once seen as a sign of wealth due to its historical rarity and high costs.

During William and Kate’s wedding in 2011, the Queen wore yellow, a fitting colour as it represents optimism and happiness.

Other colours the monarch has loved wearing include blue, silver, white, bright orange and gold.

She donned a light blue outfit as she enjoyed the celebrations on the first day of the Jubilee weekend.

The Queen was later unable to attend other events of the Jubilee due to experiencing 'discomfort' during the Trooping the Colour ceremony on Thursday.

But she let the public know she was ‘touched’ by how the country has celebrated her 70 years on the throne.

Posting on the official Royal Family Twitter account, a message read: “When it comes to how to mark seventy years as your Queen, there is no guidebook to follow.

"It really is a first. But I have been humbled and deeply touched that so many people have taken to the streets to celebrate my Platinum Jubilee.

She continued: “While I may not have attended every event in person, my heart has been with you all; and I remain committed to serving you to the best of my ability, supported by my family.

“I have been inspired by the kindness, joy and kinship that has been so evident in recent days, and I hope this renewed sense of togetherness will be felt for many years to come.

“I thank you most sincerely for your good wishes and for the part you have all played in these happy celebrations.”

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