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Platinum Jubilee Pageant: Kate Middleton, Prince William and their children share excitement as the Queen makes special appearance - best moments

The Queen is celebrating 70 years on the throne


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Diane Shipley
Senior Online Writer
Updated: June 5, 2022
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The awe-inspiring celebrations for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee continued on Sunday with The Platinum Jubilee Pageant, which paid tribute to the monarch from across the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.

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Several royals were in attendance to enjoy the grand finale of the long weekend, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, The Princess Royal and her husband, Sir Tim Laurence.

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, and Zara and Mike Tindall were also watching. 

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The festival of creativity saw dancers, musicians, military personnel, key workers and volunteers come together to tell the story of the Queen's incredible 70-year reign.

SEE: Princess Eugenie posted the sweetest photo of August enjoying the Platinum Jubilee

MORE: Prince Charles remembers Prince Philip in emotional speech during Platinum Party in the Palace

While many royals were in attendance, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle did not attend. 

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The Cambridges looked excited to be joining the crowds for the incredible event. 

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The Duchess of Cambridge and her children were all in attendance and the doting mum-of-three shared a sweet moment with her youngest, Prince Louis, four, after she asked him to stop sucking his thumb. 

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Prince Louis was fascinated by the event and could even be seen dancing as Sir Cliff Richard performed. 

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Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis all joined their parents at the event. 

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Princess Beatrice arrived to support her grandmother, the Queen

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Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank made a rare public appearance with their baby son August.

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Zara Tindall's husband Mike sat next to their daughter Mia, eight. 

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Mike appeared to be telling young Louis to pay attention during the pageant! 

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Looking gorgeous in a delicate lace detail top, Zara beamed as she sat with her family, although her youngest daughter Lena appeared to be struggling to see over her seat! 

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Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi arrived with Edoardo's son Christopher, six, who is nicknamed Wolfie, and looked so smart for the occasion. Princess Eugenie, Jack Brooksbank and Peter Phillips were also in attendance.

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The royal children all seemed to be enjoying the pageant in honour of their great-grandmother. 

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Kate and Louis seemed to be having the best time at the event!

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Jack Brooksbank was all smiles as he arrived with his wife, Princess Eugenie. 

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Princess Beatrice's husband, Edoardo Mopelli Mozzi, looked cool in shades as he took his seat for the big event. 

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Princess Anne was photographed arriving at the event. 

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Prince Charles waved to the crowds. 

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The doting grandfather sat Prince Louis on his lap as they enjoyed the show. 

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The Queen made a special appearance on the Buckingham Palace balcony at the end of the pageant, to cheers from the crowd. Dressed in green, Her Majesty was accompanied by the Cambridges, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. The crowd broke out into God Save the Queen in her honour. 

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Performances represented different eras of the Queen's reign. 

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Performers and volunteers took part from all over the UK and Commonwealth.

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The pageant was a spectacular event. 

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