‘Brave, strong and utterly unshockable’: Brits pay tribute to Queen on her platinum jubilee
03 June 2022 | 4:34 pm
It's royal fever! We look at joy and excitement in the papers as Queen Elizabeth II's platinum jubilee celebrations get underway. Also in the papers, we look at reactions to the verdict in Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's defamation trial. Finally, we talk about nipple pasties and how they've gone from underwear to outerwear!
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Almost exactly a year after she lost her beloved husband, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is preparing for the culmination of celebrations marking her Platinum Jubilee. Her reign has now entered an unprecedented eighth decade. Elizabeth ascended the throne in February 1952 following the death of her father. We discuss her life and legacy to date with Robert Hardman, author of "Queen of Our Times: The Life of Queen Elizabeth II".
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