5 Perc Angol: Platinum Jubilee Highlights – szókincs

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Őfelsége, II Erzsébet királynő trónra lépésének 70. évfordulója alkalmából rendezett négy napos ünnepségsorozat legfontosabb eseményeinek összegzését olvashatjátok a következő cikkmontázsban.

Őfelsége, II Erzsébet királynő trónra lépésének 70. évfordulója alkalmából rendezett négy napos ünnepségsorozat legfontosabb eseményeinek összegzését olvashatjátok a következő cikkmontázsban.

The UK had a four-day bank holiday weekend at the beginning of June, for Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. It marked the Queen’s 70th year as monarch, and started on Thursday 2nd June and finished on 5th June, 2022.

As the Queen is the first British monarch to have a Platinum Jubilee, there were lots of events to celebrate her.

Thursday, 2nd June:

Trooping the Colour

Official celebrations for the Platinum Jubilee started at 10 am on Thursday with Trooping the Colour, the Queen’s official birthday parade. This parade included an RAF fly-past watched by Queen Elizabeth II and members of the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

During the parade a Royal Gun Salute was fired. At 1pm, HAC Regiment fired an incredible 124-round gun salute from the Tower: 62 rounds to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s coronation; 62 rounds for Her Majesty’s official birthday.

Once the parade had ended the Royal Procession returned to Buckingham Palace where The Queen came out on the balcony to take a salute, accompanied by The Duke of Kent, Colonel of the Scots Guards.

Later, Her Majesty was joined by other members of the Royal Family to watch the flypast from 70 RAF aircraft. Prince Louis stole some of his great-grandmother’s thunder as celebrations began for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Waving to crowds and pulling funny faces, the four-year-old prince drew attention while standing on the Buckingham Palace balcony.

Lighting of the beacons.

This evening, over 3,000 beacons were lit across the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth to celebrate The Queen’s 70 years of service.

The Principal beacon, involving The Tree of Trees (a 21m high ‘tree’ constructed of 350 smaller trees), was lit in a special ceremony, with The Queen setting off a chain of light in Windsor and The Duke of Cambridge watching the Tree of Trees light up outside Buckingham Palace.

Friday 3 June:

Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral

A Service of Thanksgiving for The Queen’s reign was held at St Paul’s Cathedral.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined for their first royal event together since leaving the UK two years ago. Meanwhile, the Queen watched the service from Windsor Castle. Her decision to miss the service came after she experienced “discomfort” during Trooping the Colour.

It was later announced she would not attend the Epsom Derby on Saturday – and would instead watch the event on television.

Saturday 4 June:

Derby at Epsom Downs.

Members of the Royal Family attended the Derby at Epsom Downs. The Derby is one of English racing’s five Classics in addition to the Oaks, the 1,000 Guineas, the St Leger, and the 2,000 Guineas. The Derby is run over one mile, four furlongs and 10 yards on Epsom Downs.

Royal visits

Members of the Royal Family continued their Jubilee visits across the UK on Day Three of the celebrations. The Earl and Countess of Wessex were in Northern Ireland, whilst The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took the whole family to Wales.

Platinum Party at the Palace

The celebration saw famous faces from the world of entertainment brought together to perform for a night of musical tributes to celebrate The Queen’s 70-year reign: the return of rock band Queen, Sir Elton John featured in a pre-recorded performance, while other stars include Diana Ross, Sor Rod Steward, Sam Rider, Alicia Keys, Nile Rodgers, Andrea Bocelli, Duran Duran, Hans Zimmer, Ella Eyre, Craig David, Mabel, Elbow, George Ezra and the UK’s recent Eurovision star Sam Ryder.

However, the Prince of Wales paid a heartfelt tribute to his “mummy”, the Queen, at the Platinum Party at the Palace that drew huge crowds.

“You laugh and cry with us and, most importantly, have been there for us, for these 70 years,” Charles said.

He added serving the public was what “gets my mother up in the morning” and thanked her on behalf of the world.

The Duke of Cambridge appeared during the Our Green Planet segment of the show opening by stating, “Good evening, everyone.  It’s so wonderful to be here with you on this incredible night. And great to see Buckingham Palace turned into an IMAX screen!”

After noting how “proud” he was of his father Prince Charles and late grandfather Prince Philip for their conservation work spanning decades, he turned his attention to his grandmother.

“While no one’s grandmother thanks them for talking about their age, my own grandmother has been alive for nearly a century,” he said.

He then added a shared quality between them: “But like her, I am an optimist.”

22,000 people attended the event including 10,000 allocated in a public ballot and 5,000 tickets for key workers.

Though The Queen did not attend in person, Her Majesty kicked off the party in style, joined by another national treasure, Paddington Bear.

Sunday 5 June:

Big Jubilee Lunch

Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, patron of the Big Lunch, joined Charles at a flagship feast at The Oval cricket ground in south London, while the Earl and Countess of Wessex also meet people creating the ‘Long Table’ down on The Long Walk leading up to Windsor Castle.

Following a nationwide competition, Jemma’s Lemon Swiss roll and amaretti trifle was chosen to be the official Platinum Jubilee Pudding so people could prepare it for the Platinum weekend.

The Platinum Pudding, Scotch eggs and fruit platters featured on a six-metre felt creation by artist Lucy Sparrow, which was viewed by Charles and Camilla at The Oval. The intricate creations will also be given pride of place in the Grand Entrance of Buckingham Palace later this year.

The Big Lunch at Windsor attempted to break the world record for the longest dinner table by assembling 488 tables on the Long Walk outside the famous royal residence.

Platinum Jubilee Pageant

A performance finishing in front of Buckingham Palace told the story of the Queen’s reign, featuring military personnel, dancers, puppets of corgis, and a performance by Ed Sheeran. As a surprise, the Queen made an appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the finale of the Platinum Jubilee People’s Pageant.

The Pageant brought to life iconic moments from The Queen’s reign as well as showcasing the changing society over the past 70 years.

National treasures and iconic figures from music, film, sport and the arts took part in the Pageant including much-loved celebrity names, alongside military personnel, key workers and volunteers.

Ed Sheeran performed his ballad “Perfect” at a Jubilee Pageant in a special tribute to the Queen and her late husband.

At the finale of the carnival procession through the streets of London on Sunday, Sheeran performed the song as images of the Queen and Prince Philip adorned the giant screens around the stage.

The Gold State Carriage

The Gold State Carriage, led by The Sovereign’s Escort, led the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, embracing the latest in digital technology to evoke the excitement and majesty of her journey to be crowned 70 years ago.

Whilst The Queen didn’t personally travel in the regal Gold State Carriage, there was a fabulous surprise. Original film footage recorded on Coronation Day was used to recreate the magic of that extraordinary occasion.

sources (articles): Guide to the Platinum Jubliee, royal.uk; The Telegraph; What’s happening on the bank holiday weekend?, BBC; Platinum Jubilee: Prince Charles and Prince William to pay tribute to Queen at Jubilee concert, Sky News; Platinum Jubilee concert: Mummy laughs and cries with us all, says Prince Charles, BBC News; Prince William Jokes About the Queen’s Age in Heartwarming Speech at Platinum Jubilee Concert, People; Charles, Camilla and Earl and Countess of Wessex set to lead the nation’s Big Jubilee Lunch to celebrate Queen’s seven-decade reign with a record-breaking 12 million parties expected across Britain, Daily Mail

sources (video and pictures): Queen’s SHOCKING appearance surprises fans at Jubilee, Sunrise, Youtube; What’s happening on the bank holiday weekend? How the first day with the Queen and Royal Family unfolded, SkyNews, Youtube; Queen steals the show at Platinum Jubilee concert with Paddington Bear, 9 News Australia, Youtube; Charles and Camilla Enjoy Tea and Cake at Big Jubilee Lunch, The Royal Family Channel, Youtube

Vocabulary

fly-past légibemutató
Salute (ágyúlövéssel) köszöntés/tisztelgés
Procession felvonulás
to steal sb’s thunder ellopja a show-t/figyelmet
to pull faces grimaszolni
beacon jelzőfény/örömtűz
to construct építeni
reign uralkodás
discomfort rossz közérzet/kellemetlenség
to attend részt venni
instead valami helyett
a furlong 201,16 m
to feature szerepelni
to pay a heartfelt tribute őszinte/szívből jövő emléket állítani
on behalf of valaki nevében
to span (időszakot) átívelni
urgent sürgős
to allocate in a public ballot kiosztani nyilvános szavazás során
to kick off elkezdődni
national treasure nemzeti kincs
flagship feast legfontosabb lakoma
trifle piskóta, gyümölcs, krém, hab rétegeket tartalmazó desszert
platters tálak
intricate bonyolult
to assemble összerakni
Pageant látványos parádé/mozgószínpad
to showcase bemutatni
carnival procession karneváli felvonulás
to adorn díszíteni/ékesíteni
to embrace magába foglalni
to evoke megidézni
footage filmfelvétel

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