WATCH: Ed Sheeran closed off Queen Elizabeth's Jubilee

WATCH: Ed Sheeran closed off Queen Elizabeth's Jubilee

On Sunday, up to 10-million people were expected to take part in the Big Jubilee Lunch picnics across the UK.

Ed Sheeran
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On June 5, 2022, people assembled on The Long Walk in Windsor for the Big Jubilee Lunch, which was part of Queen Elizabeth II's platinum jubilee celebrations. As a lengthy weekend of events to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II's historic Platinum Jubilee ended, millions of people attended the Big Jubilee Lunch picnics.

READ: Coverage of Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee on SA television

Thursday and Friday were declared public holidays for the four-day royal celebrations.

Longer bar opening hours, street parties, and other festivities commemorating the queen have been credited with lifting the gloom of Britain's growing cost-of-living issue for the time being.

In a finale filled with picnics, pomp, and pop, British artist Ed Sheeran brought the curtain down after four days of momentous nationwide festivities of Queen Elizabeth II's historic Platinum Jubilee.

As the lengthy weekend of festivities involving a variety of tributes around the UK ended, the multi-award-winning singer-songwriter capped off a day-long pageant lauding the 96-year-old monarch's record seven decades on the throne.

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Sheeran is one of several "national treasures" who paid “special homage" to the queen in front of Buckingham Palace, marking a first for a British monarch.

The monarch made a surprise on-screen appearance at a music concert outside the palace on Saturday night, drinking tea with Paddington Bear, a popular children's book and film character.

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