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Rosie Jones’ grandparents received special telegram from the Queen on the day she died
Rosie Jones has revealed that the day of the Queen’s death was particularly poignant for her family, as her grandparents received a special telegram from the late monarch that morning.Today, Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral is set to take place in London, as her coffin is transported from Westminster Hall – where it has been lying in state – to Westminster Abbey.The royal died on Thursday September 8 at the age of 96 shortly after celebrating her Platinum Jubilee after 70 years on the throne, with her eldest son succeeding her as King Charles III.Last night, Metro.co.uk spoke to comedian Rosie after her performance Festifeel, a festival for breast cancer charity CoppaFeel! curated by patron Fearne Cotton.The star, who’s appeared on TV programmes including The LAst Leg and 8 Out of 10 Cats as well as her recently-launched show Trip Hazard, shared how the Queen’s death impacted her personally, saying it was ‘quite emotional’ in her family.‘The day she died was my grandparents’ Diamond Jubilee, and on the day she died, they actually got a telegram from her. So that was really emotional,’ she said.On the royal family’s official website, it outlines that wedding anniversary cards are sent to people in eligible countries when they celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary (also known as their diamond wedding anniversary), their 65th, their 70th, and then every year after that.Applications for wedding anniversary cards from the monarch have to be made before the day takes place by a relative or a friend.Rosie expressed how ‘strange’ it will be now that the Queen has died, as she was ‘reigning all through my life, all through my parents’ lives’.‘It’s an odd situation for her not to be here any more, so it’s very sad.
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Jubilee concerts' outrageous moments - Elton John demand, 'terrifying' solo and Kermit
The Queen is the longest-serving British monarch and has become the first to reach a Platinum Jubilee.This special occasion will be celebrated over a four-day bank holiday weekend and will see street parties taking place across the country in the monarch's honour.There will also be a huge pop concert live in the grounds of Buckingham Palace which will see the likes of Craig David and Nile Rodgers perform their biggest hits.Celebrating 70 years on the throne this year, the Queen has already enjoyed several jubilee milestones that have been commemorated with spectacular events.Here is a look back at some of the most memorable and outrageous moments.Pop icon Grace Jones stole the show at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee back in 2012.The charismatic singer, who was then 64, put the nation in a spin as she hula-hooped her way through her performance of Slave to the Rhythm.She effortlessly swung her hips for the full four minute duration of her song.Grace has previously said that her decision to hula-hoop came from Elton John saying he wouldn't attend the show if she didn't.She took to the stage wearing a black and red leotard that showed off her long legs which she paired with an extravagant red hat.Grace has been hula-hooping since her childhood in Jamaica and shared some advice for anybody trying to take it up.Speaking to LA Times, she said: "Hula hooping requires hardly any movement.
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‘Remarkable’ Phillip Schofield stunned by Queen Elizabeth’s ‘loyalty’ ahead of Jubilee
Phillip Schofield, 60, and journalist and newsreader Julie Etchingham will host the theatrical area event which will be broadcast live on ITV from the grounds of Windsor Castle today. Speaking ahead of the celebration, the This Morning presenter described the Queen as a “figurehead for Great Britain”.He said: “The Queen is the figurehead for Great Britain, she’s our British symbol – anyone worldwide, when asked about Britain, will immediately think of The Queen, and of course tea.“The duty and loyalty the monarchy provides to the nation is remarkable.”The event will be made up of six acts, each act will be overseen by a different event host – Damian Lewis, Adjoa Andoh, Martin Clunes, Keala Settle, Tom Cruise and Alan Titchmarsh – and will look back through history from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I to the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.Schofield, who previously hosted the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with Etchingham, described the monarchy as “the epitome of British culture”, and revealed he is honoured to be a part of the historic Jubilee celebrations.“What a milestone – it’s an honour to be involved and to be asked back following the Diamond Jubilee,” he told The Evening Standard.He added: “Celebrating the 70-year reign of a British monarch has never happened before, so it feels incredible that we are involved in a key part of history that the British public will look back on for years to come.”Etchingham also shared her excitement ahead of the celebration, saying: “It’s a huge privilege to host these events – Phil and I have done two royal weddings and the Diamond Jubilee together.“They are enormous fun – a little ringside seat on history.”She added: “Her Majesty the Queen has been a constant presence on the national