Queen Elizabeth Platinum Jubilee LIVE: Prince Harry & Meghan CHEERED as they join senior royals for St Paul’s service


SENIOR Royals have arrived at St Paul’s for the Service of Thanksgiving after the Queen announced she would miss the event.

The Trooping the Colour kicked off the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations and was followed by the Monarch lighting the beacon as Prince William watched on.

But It was announced how Her Majesty, 96, will miss today’s national Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral in London, after experiencing “discomfort” during Thursday’s events.

The Queen, 96 and facing ongoing mobility difficulties, will be watching the ceremony on television on Friday as she rests at Windsor Castle.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at St Paul’s to loud cheers and waved to the public as they walked up the steps to the cathedral.

The duchess is wearing a pale yellow hat and matching fascinator.

And another huge cheer went up as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived at the great west door by the Dean of St Paul’s.

They spent a few minutes talking to the senior cleric before they entered the place of worship and proceeded to greet the long line of clergy who are taking part in today’s service of Thanksgiving.

Her Majesty, 96, was not at the Trooping the Colour, but appeared on the Buckingham Palace balcony for the RAF flypast.

And in the evening, the Tree of Trees was lit up outside Buckingham Palace as singer Gregory Porter lead a choir for the Jubilee.

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