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World Press Amazed At ‘Pillar Of Power’ Queen And Britain’s Platinum Jubilee pageantry

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From Ireland to India, and Argentina to America, newspapers around the world honored Queen Elizabeth as she celebrated her Platinum Jubilee today.

Radiant photos of Her Majesty graced the front pages of most news sites as readers as far as New York and New Delhi enjoyed a breathtaking day of British tradition and pageantry to rival the best in the world.

All eyes were on the balcony of Buckingham Palace as the 96-year-old monarch stood flanked by Charles and Camilla, William and Kate – children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to mark 70 years on the throne.

“This view is so good!” exclaimed Germany’s Bild newspaper alongside a photo of the Queen and her family, who reportedly wiped away a tear as she watched the proceedings — the first of four days of celebrations to mark her record reign.

‘Here everyone celebrates Queen Elizabeth’, Norway’s VG newspaper said, saying the streets of Britain were filled with ‘celebratory people wanting to celebrate the Queen’s platinum anniversary’.

And the Danish Berlingske brought with it a message from its own Queen Margrethe – a close friend of Elizabeth – who praised her as a ‘pillar of strength’.

German tabloid Bild bluntly said ‘this view is good!’ in reply to a lucky queen

And on the Norwegian VG news website, all the working royals stood together on the balcony

And on the Norwegian VG news website, all the working royals stood together on the balcony

Berlingske in Denmark quoted the Queen of Copenhagen as describing her as a 'pillar of strength'

Berlingske in Denmark quoted the Queen of Copenhagen as describing her as a ‘pillar of strength’

Spain's La Vanguardia led on the Queen's smiling face - and also left a note about Meghan Markle

Spain’s La Vanguardia led on the Queen’s smiling face – and also left a note about Meghan Markle

Perhaps surprisingly – the Irish Independent ran the story on the front of its news site, a fitting tribute to Elizabeth’s personal commitment to helping bring peace to Northern Ireland with the Good Friday Agreement.

Earlier in the day, Michelle O’Neill, vice president of Sinn Fein — the political arm of the Provisional IRA that killed the Queen’s cousin — had also written to Her Majesty to thank her for her services.

Unsurprisingly, American newspapers were captivated by the royal spectacle, with the New York Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post all prominently featured at the celebrations.

Equally notable was the fact that none of those papers made a prominent mention of Meghan’s presence — despite the California-born actress attending a royal event for the first time since “Megxit.”

Even the Russian news site Kommersant found room to put the Royals on its site, despite the ongoing war in Ukraine and the UK’s strong support for Kiev.

El Mundo, one of Spain’s largest newspapers, had a front page report from Elizabeth telling the nation to look ahead with “confidence and enthusiasm.”

It didn’t mark Meghan’s return to royal engagements, though she said her appearance came “with plenty of buts.”

La Nacion and Globo 1, the largest news sites in Argentina and Brazil, also carried photos from the event — noting that four days of celebrations are now underway.

The New York Times blushed at the 'four days of platinum anniversary celebrations' ahead

The New York Times blushed at the ‘four days of platinum anniversary celebrations’ ahead

America's Wall Street Journal complimented the procedure 'Royal Style' and showed Louis

America’s Wall Street Journal complimented the procedure ‘Royal Style’ and showed Louis

Meanwhile, the capital's Washington Post previously led on the royal family's balcony

Meanwhile, the capital’s Washington Post previously led on the royal family’s balcony

The Irish Independent described the 'Jubilee Queen' appearing on the palace balcony today

The Irish Independent described the ‘Jubilee Queen’ appearing on the palace balcony today

French President Emmanuel Macron was the first world leader to congratulate the Queen on her incredible 70-year reign in a video message posted earlier today.

Macron described the queen as the “golden thread that binds our nations together,” while praising her “devotion to our alliance and our friendship” in a video message this morning from the Elysee Palace.

His warm wishes preceded a wreath-laying ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe, where both the French and British national anthems will be played, and after France gifted Her Majesty a horse as a nod to her love of all things horse.

El Mundo in Spain took a positive note through her London correspondent, with a smiley Queen

El Mundo in Spain took a positive note through her London correspondent, with a smiley Queen

Kommersant in Russia told the story honestly, referring to a

Kommersant in Russia told the story honestly, referring to a “parade in honor” of the Queen

Global News in Canada called the incredible flyby 'unique' and described excitement

Global News in Canada called the incredible flyby ‘unique’ and described excitement

Marcon, addressing the Queen today, spoke mainly in English, but partly in French, which Her Majesty is fluent in.

“Times have changed, Europe has evolved, our continent is experiencing war again,” he said.

“Throughout these transformations, your commitment to our alliance and to our friendship has remained.”

Le Figaro, France also called the Queen 'praised' by 'screams and applause' from spectators

Le Figaro, France also called the Queen ‘praised’ by ‘screams and applause’ from spectators

He recalled “the dark days when your family welcomed General De Gaulle into your home” during World War II.

During the war, the leader of the Free French and later founding president of the Fifth Republic of France fled to London from the Nazis.

Since then, in “a life of devotion,” Macron said the Queen had “shared our joys and seen the deep affection and admiration that the French people have for you.”

De Telegraaf, Netherlands focused in its coverage on the 'iconic Buckingham Palace balcony'

De Telegraaf, Netherlands focused in its coverage on the ‘iconic Buckingham Palace balcony’

Le Parisien, France said the Queen was 'praised' at the ceremony and 1,200 soldiers attended

Le Parisien, France said the Queen was ‘praised’ at the ceremony and 1,200 soldiers attended

The Italian newspaper La Reppublica went for a podcast, explanation and many admiring images

The Italian newspaper La Reppublica went for a podcast, explanation and many admiring images

As a sign of one of the most important aspects of her reign, there was also a tribute from Ireland’s Sinn Fein – once the political wing of the Provisional IRA.

The Provisional IRA was responsible for the August 1979 bombing that killed the Queen’s cousin Lord Louis Mountbatten, along with two of his family and a friend.

Michelle O’Neill, the party’s vice president, wrote to the Queen praising her “significant” contribution to the peace process in Ireland and recognizing her “committed public service to the British people”.

Ms O’Neill thanked the Queen for her “warmth and unwavering courtesy” on the occasions when the couple met and wrote of the “value and respect” she had for the monarch’s contribution to reconciliation.

TVN24 in Poland paid a nostalgic tribute with a black and white image from the 50s

TVN24 in Poland paid a nostalgic tribute with a black and white image from the 50s

NDTV, India addressed cheering crowds of tens of thousands of people outside Buckingham Palace

NDTV, India addressed cheering crowds of tens of thousands of people outside Buckingham Palace

Globo 1 in Brazil claimed the proceedings were intended to 'clean up the image of the monarchy'

Globo 1 in Brazil claimed the proceedings were intended to ‘clean up the image of the monarchy’

La Nacion, Argentina led with a photo of Kate Middleton looking admiringly at the Queen

La Nacion, Argentina led with a photo of Kate Middleton looking admiringly at the Queen

Newly elected Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is also expected to name an island after her later in the day – despite being a Republican.

Aspen Island, located in the middle of Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra, will instead be renamed Queen Elizabeth II Island.

Albanian, who has previously expressed his respect for the queen, said it will be “an honour” to participate in the ceremony.

“I am privileged to light a beacon as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons and to kick off the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in Australia,” he said.

‘Australia will honor and pay tribute to Her Majesty The Queen’s remarkable dedication and service during the official Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

“I look forward to officially renaming Aspen Island to Queen Elizabeth II Island later this week as a sign of Australia’s appreciation and respect for Her Majesty.”

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