Queen Elizabeth Holds Minute's Silence For Victims Of London Attack

Queen praises a country `resolute in the face of adversity┬┤

Saturday's (17 June) celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's official birthday was marked with the customary Trooping the Colour but the sweltering London sun was too much for some guardsmen.

For the highly anticipated event, Kate Middleton went with a bright pink ensemble, including a stunning Alexander McQueen dress and matching hat by Jane Taylor, and her mini-me daughter wore a sweet pink polka dot dress with white socks and dark pink Mary Janes. William's wife Kate and Charles' wife Camilla were in a carriage with Prince Harry.

Noting the country had "witnessed a succession of awful tragedies", she called for the nation "to reflect and pray for all those who have been directly affected by these events".

An RAF officer also collapsed on the steps of St Paul's Cathedral just before Her Majesty arrived for a National Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate her 90th birthday.

Prince William, Royal colonel of the Irish Guards, and Prince Charles rode on horseback with their regiments.


Before the celebrations to mark her official birthday, the Queen led the nation in a minute's silence. In a statement, she wrote: "My thoughts and prayers are with those families who have lost loved ones in the Grenfell Tower fire and the many people who are still critically ill in hospital".

Both George and Charlotte could be seen watching the festivities from a window in Buckingham Palace earlier that day.

In her official birthday message on Saturday the Queen said that amid the turmoil of militant attacks, political crisis and a deadly fire disaster Britain was in a deeply sombre mood but that its people were resolute in the face of adversity.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh look out from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour parade on June 17, 2017 in London, England. Trooping the Colour is the only guaranteed annual appearance of the whole group - and it always proves to be a fun spectacle.

The Queen, who travelled in a carriage with the Duke of Edinburgh, has hailed the United Kingdom for being "resolute in the face of adversity" after three terror attacks and the Grenfell Tower fire.

Related:

  • Harry Kane credits Royal Marines for late Hampden equaliser

    Harry Kane credits Royal Marines for late Hampden equaliser

    It looked like we would go on and win the game at that stage, but out of nowhere they score two freekicks. We have got leaders in the team and it is just the case that I am wearing the armband .
    Ronaldo attracting the headlines after report he might leave

    Ronaldo attracting the headlines after report he might leave

    Portugal won 2-1 the only time it faced Mexico in an official match, in the group stage of the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Russian Federation is the eight team to qualify, as they are hosts and automatically do so.
    Kellyanne Conway's Husband Rips Into Trump's Travel Ban On Twitter

    Kellyanne Conway's Husband Rips Into Trump's Travel Ban On Twitter

    He later issued a statement on twitter, reiterating his support for the president but still criticizing his tweeting. A travel ban isn't needed to start assessment and improvement of our vetting procedures.
  • Warriors set to make their claim as NBA's best ever

    Warriors set to make their claim as NBA's best ever

    The Warriors had swept their first three series and were 48 minutes away from a party they've been planning for a year. The feeling that Durant's arrival in Golden State would turn the Warriors into a super team has been spot on.
    Ariana Grande's Manchester Benefit Will Be Immortalized in Pop History

    Ariana Grande's Manchester Benefit Will Be Immortalized in Pop History

    Stars like Justin Bieber , Miley Cyrus , Katy Perry , and the Black Eyed Peas all participated to help raise money. Kiwi icon Neil Finn has shown his appreciation for one of his hits being performed at One Love Manchester .
    McIlroy hits back after accused of being 'bored' by Elkington

    McIlroy hits back after accused of being 'bored' by Elkington

    To be fair to McIlroy, he's returning from injury and hasn't played as much golf as he would have liked to this year. Their departure raised the prospect of this US Open producing a seventh consecutive first-time victor at the Majors.
  • Guterres calls for two-state solution for Israel, Palestine

    Guterres calls for two-state solution for Israel, Palestine

    Palestinian extremists, conversely, are using the ongoing occupation to warrant their equivalent zero-sum ideology and to justify violence.

    An early US Open departure for Day and McIlroy

    He closed with a 67 at Augusta that got him into a tie for 11th at 1 under, but his game dropped off a bit from there. Spieth made the turn at two under on the round, and his back nine was fairly uneventful until the par-four 15th.
    Trump confirms he's under investigation, fires angry tweets

    Trump confirms he's under investigation, fires angry tweets

    The president also praised his own use of social media, tweeting about how he is able to bypass traditional news media. A day earlier, Trump had questioned why his general election rival Hillary Clinton was not being investigated.
  • Was gunman ready to head home before congressman's shooting?

    Was gunman ready to head home before congressman's shooting?

    Clair Chief Deputy Sheriff Richard Wagner told DailyMail.com that she was in tears ' and her life had been turned upside down. Ill., Sheriff's Department shows Hodgkinson.
    Five members of El-Wahabi family died in Grenfell Tower fire

    Five members of El-Wahabi family died in Grenfell Tower fire

    Saye, who lived on the 20th floor in the tower complex, was friends with Labour MP for Tottenham David Lammy. "She was panicking. Her friend Nicola Green said: " She was on Facebook saying she was unable to get out of the flat, that the smoke was so thick ".
    Deputy AG: No cause to fire special counsel Mueller

    Deputy AG: No cause to fire special counsel Mueller

    The next major meeting for House and Senate Russia investigators is with Mueller himself, the first since he was appointed. But Rosenstein, too, may ultimately have to hand off oversight given his role in Trump's decision to fire Comey.

Comments

Latest news

Trump Confirms He's Under Investigation
After the statement, the Post updated the Kushner article so that its first sourcing reference was to "U.S. officials". But then Trump's legal team denied that the president's tweet was a confirmation that is under investigation.

McCartney, Rowling promoted in the queen's Birthday Honors
George "Johnny" Johnson was 22 when he took part in the 1943 air raid using experimental bouncing bombs in Germany. Most of the awards go to those who carry out community and charity work , many with young people.

Bafana Bafana arrives Nigeria ahead of 2019 AFCON qualifier against Super Eagles
Nigeria will play their 2019 Afcon qualifying game against South Africa, at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo. Anytime they are to play against Nigeria, they redouble their efforts because of the rivalry that exist between us.

CPI(M) gives Govt. June 20 as 'deadline' to declare Prez candidate
Congress senior spokesperson Ajay Maken told reporters that it would be "good" if there was a consensus on the issue. Stepping out from the almost 30-minute meeting, Yechury told media persons that the BJP panel would meet them again.

No deal yet between UK Conservatives and DUP to back PM May
Meanwhile, shadow secretary of state Owen Smith has said he believes a deal to restore power-sharing at Stormont can be reached. Ms Foster dismissed suggestions her deal with the Tories threatened the peace process.

US President Donald Trump confirms he's being investigated over Russian meddling
Rosenstein, who would be responsible for actually dismissing Mueller, told US lawmakers he would fire him only with good cause. Now the probe has expanded to include investigating whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice when he fired Comey.

New York Times sues FBI to get notes of Comey-Trump talks
John Cornyn of Texas, the No. 2 Senate Republican, told reporters Thursday that Rosenstein shouldn't recuse himself. Brand is a conservative who served in the department under President George W.

Grim search at London blaze site continues as anger mounts
Protestors at Kensington town hall were trying to reach councillors in person and demand they answer questions about the block. Thirty people are known to have perished in the disaster but the death toll is expected to rise.

New anti-Iran sanctions, United States intrinsic animosity toward Iran
Like Iran , Qassemi said , the other parties to the JCPOA need to remain committed to obligations under the worldwide accord. Velayati named Washington's defeats against the Islamic Republic in Syria and Iraq as the ulterior motive behind the move.

Orlando City soccer player Cyle Larin arrested for DUI
The Canadian has scored 39 goals in 68 league appearances with the Lions, including eight in 15 games this season. An oncoming auto stopped a few feet in front of Larin's vehicle, "averting" a head-on collision, troopers said.

In 98-2 vote, Senate passes tougher sanctions on Iran, Russia
Putin seems content to sit back and watch as America tears itself apart with partisan witch hunts and hatred of the president. They blocked US companies such as Exxon Mobil, where Tillerson was chairman, from investing in such projects.

Seven sailors missing after U.S. destroyer collides with container ship
Navy destroyer has collided with a merchant ship off the coast of Japan, the U.S. military said, and there have been injuries. Two others also suffered lacerations and bruises and were flown by helicopter to the naval hospital, officials added.

Whole Foods Markets to be Acquired by Amazon
Whole Foods recently had come under pressure from activist hedge fund Jana Partners LLC, prompting it to overhaul its board. Analysts say the Whole Foods footprint and distribution channel could theoretically make 5-minute deliveries a reality.

Missing mom found in Athens after allegedly abandoning 4-year-old daughter
The woman who allegedly abandoned her four-year-old daughter with two strangers at the Atlanta airport has been found by police. Maranda Harvey, 29, was found at the Graduate Hotel after police received a 9-1-1 call from the business.

Trump's Washington hotel saw nearly $20 million in revenue
Mr Trump still owes more than $100 million to Deutsche Bank and a similar amount to a New York-based real estate investment trust. The disclosure also shows Trump earned almost $20 million from the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Other news