How the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations will include touching nods to Prince Philip

The Queenis celebrating her Platinum Jubilee this weekend, marking 70 years of her reign.

While the event is bound to be full of plenty of joyous moments for the longest reigning monarch in British history, it will also be the first milestone the Queen is celebrating without Prince Philip by her side.

The Queen became a widow last year when Prince Philip died aged 99 after 73 years of marriage.

She previously paid tribute to her beloved husband calling him her “strength and stay” over the years.

While the event is a first without him, there will be small gestures throughout to pay tribute to the royal consort.

Ed Sheeran is to perform his song Perfect at the Jubilee Pageant in a moving tribute to the Queen and Philip.

At the finale of the carnival procession through the streets of London on Sunday, Ed will sing the hit romantic ballad as footage of the couple fills the giant screens around the stage.

A Bollywood-inspired interpretation of the Queen and the Duke’s wedding day will also take place on The Mall.

Later, a representation of Philip’s beloved sailing boat Bluebottle will feature in the section devoted to the Queen’s Favourites, which will also include puppet corgis and horses.

Royal superfans began gathering on The Mall outside Buckingham Palace in London earlier this week to celebrate The Queen'sPlatinum Jubileecelebrations in the upcoming days.

Royal expert Jennie Bond previously told OK! what Her Majesty will be eatingover the weekend.

She said: “She is eating frugally and will be eating fresh, simple foods that don’t upset her tummy, such as seafood and garlic. She likes lamb, salmon and turbot.”

Typically, the Queen enjoys more indulgent dining cooked up by her team of talented chefs at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle who cater for her personally.

On special occasions, she has been partial to scrambled eggs and smoked salmon for breakfast and pheasant or venison for dinner. Her love for chocolate cake has also been well documented.

However, Jennie says she is currently avoiding anything lavish – like she does when she goes on her royal tours around the world – and is instead prioritising a safe menu that is good for her gut.

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