Diamond Jubilee Weekend: Epsom Derby Day 2

2 Jun

The Epsom Derby day today in England was the Queen’s 1st official event she attended for her Diamond Jubilee weekend. In my previous post, I predicted she would either wear blue or yellow, and she wore blue! I’m loving the print on her dress:

The Queen and her husband, Philip, Duke of Edinburgh:

The Queen presenting the derby winner with his trophy:
Here was the Queen and Duke in 1948 at the Epsom Derby:

Parachute display before the Queen’s arrival:

Race course décor:

Singer Katherine Jenkins sang the national anthem for the Queen, wearing a gorgeous strapless gown,

Video of her performance:

After Katherine’s performance, she changed into another stunning dress, this time with a hat:

Sadly, Kate was not in attendance, but the granddaughters of Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Beatrice and Eugenie, had a fashion moment at the races:

I particularly liked Princess Beatrice’s lace dress:

Princess Eugenie was sporting some very patriotic, Union Jack, nails:

The spectator photos were not as extravagant today, but American actress Mischa Barton did have a great photo-op:

Prior to the races today, there was a 62 gun salute at the Tower of London in front of Tower Bridge to mark the start of Diamond Jubilee weekend:

Here are the Jubilee events occurring this weekend, via Daily Mail:
A stage has gone up in front of Buckingham Palace for the concert on Monday, June 4th. Performers include Sir Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Tom Jones, Jessie J, and more. In the United States, the concert will air on Tuesday, June 5th at 9pm on ABC.
Cheers to the Queen and Diamond Jubilee weekend! There will be more to come on the upcoming events!

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