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The UK recently celebrated Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee, honouring her 70 years on the throne. Though she acceded to the position upon the death of her father in February 1952, it took the royal family more than a year to make an honest woman out of her and arrange the eventual coronation in June 1953. So I guess there will be another celebration in a year’s time.

There were street parties up and down the country, thousands of flags decorating much of central London, showstopping parades, a fly-past by the Royal Air Force, huge crowds, and a big celebratory concert outside Buckingham Palace which featured a number of greatest hits from (the other) Queen...

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