Queen Elizabeth made her first Diamond Jubilee appearance at the Epsom Derby today. The jubilee marks her 60th year on the throne.
The Queen was loudly cheered everywhere she went at the Derby race meeting and her family seemed to have a good time too #diamondjubilee
— Majesty/Joe Little (@MajestyMagazine) June 2, 2012
I know the Queen loves horses so The Derby is a good way to kick off the Jubilee but a 4 hour program for a 2 minute race! #boring
— Harry Colley (@HJColley92) June 2, 2012
Great atmosphere at Windsor. Saw the queen leaving the Castle to go to Epsom. Awesome. Americans screaming.
— Phil joslin (@Phil_cal) June 2, 2012
— Bev (@SchrodyBach) June 2, 2012
And the winner is:
The stuff of legend! Camelot wins the Epsom Derby in Jubilee year.
— FITZDARES (@Fitzdares) June 2, 2012
Camelot wins the Epsom Derby, will now attempt to become the first horse since Nijinsky in 1970 to win the English Triple Crown
— Alysen Miller (@AlysenMiller) June 2, 2012
Queen Elizabeth presented trophies after the race:
Epsom Derby the #queen is giving jubilee trophies 🙂
— Becca (@becca_2522) June 2, 2012
And now she’s back to Windsor Castle before three more days of celebration.
Those who couldn’t make it to the race kicked off their own celebrations:
— Majestic Brighton (@majesticbrh) June 2, 2012
— Barry (@The_Barry_Bear) June 2, 2012
— DavidBownPics (@DavidJBown) June 2, 2012
— Rachel (@onrshop) June 2, 2012