Humbled Queen thanks fans as Platinum Jubilee celebrations draw to a close

The Queen has shared a message of heartfelt thanks with all the people around the world who have come together to help mark her Platinum Jubilee.

The 96 year old monarch celebrated 70 momentous years on the throne as part of a four day celebration that brought together tens of thousands of people from across the entire Commonwealth.

From street parties and military parades, through to colourful carnivalesque performances and live musical acts from some of the biggest names, the four day long celebration has encapsulated the respect and appreciation so many people have for the long reigning monarch who has touched so many of their lives.

Yet it was the queen herself who was deeply moved by the support of so many on Sunday, as she shared a sweet and poignant message of gratitude with fans and well wishers on social media.

Posting on the official Royal Family Twitter account, she wrote: “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.

“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 tis 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.”

The moving post comes just hours after The Queen made a surprise appearance on the Buckingham Palace balcony, after ill health had forced her to miss some of the festivities over the weekend.

The 96 year old monarch, who is currently celebrating 70 years on the throne, was forced to withdraw from any engagements over the weekend after suffering from some "discomfort" on Thursday during the Trooping of the Colour ceremony.

This lead to the Queen pulling out of Friday’s service at St.Paul’s Cathedral as well as the Epsom Derby.

However, fans were in luck on Sunday, as dressed in a beautiful green suit, Her Majesty waved to the thousands of fans hoping to catch a glimpse of her as the four day Jubilee celebrations drew to a close with the Jubilee Pageant.

Smiling as a chorus of the national anthem rang out throughout the streets of London outside Buckingham Palace, the Queen was joined by Prince Charles and wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, alongside Prince William, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge and their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Price Louis.

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