Holly Willoughby, Kate Moss and Rylan ride Pageant buses at Platinum Jubilee event
More than 150 of Britain’s most beloved celebrities and public figures took double-decker Jubilee Pageant buses through the streets of London to represent each decade of the Queen’s 70-year reign.
To mark the final day of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, some of the UK’s biggest stars joined forces for an epic street party in London on Sunday June 5.
And it’s fair to say that the festive celebrations certainly went down well as model Kate Moss, TV presenter Holly Willoughby, actor Idris Elba and hit singer Sir Cliff Richard were among the many famous faces seen in open-top buses.
The colorful vehicles were decorated with famous images and slogans from each decade, including ‘Groovy’ from the 1970s and ‘Girl Power’ which was popularized by British pop icons The Spice Girls in the 1990s.
The infamous model, 47, looked extremely patriotic after she was pictured wearing a Vivienne Westwood Union Jack blazer as she partied alongside Naomi Campbell, Patsy Kensit, Bridgerton’s Phoebe Dynevor and the makeup guru of celebrities Charlotte Tilbury atop the ornate 1990s vehicle.
Standing proudly at the helm of the 1950s bus was Sir Cliff Richard who performed one of his killer hits alongside Chris Eubank, Katherine Jenkins and Bonnie Langford which was decorated with green and purple flowers.
Kate Garraway, Alan Titchmarsh, William Roach and Basil Brush of Coronation Street waved to the adoring crowd from the top of the 1960s bus which featured an orange and purple psychedelic floral pattern.
The 1970s bus saw Shirley Ballas, Angela Rippon, Heather Small, Emmerdale star Patrick Mower and Lee Make parade through the capital during the spectacular £15million Pageant.
Meanwhile, TV presenter Timmy Mallett – who rocked a Union Jack hat – waved and smiled at the huge crowd alongside Pudsey Bear, Gary Lineker, Ruth Langsford and Tony Hadley on the 1980s bus.
Each bus saw actors, presenters, sports stars and singers parade through London from the top of the buses while a fleet of over 200 classic vehicles – including Del Boy’s Robin Reliant and James Bond cars – followed behind.
Over 10,000 people took part in staging the carnival route with an additional cast of 6,000 performers leading the way from House Guards, along Whitehall to Admiralty Arch and down The Mall to Buckingham Palace.
The long route echoed Her Majesty’s Coronation Procession which passed through the heart of London in 1953.
It comes after the Queen stepped onto the balcony of Buckingham Palace on Sunday as she made her first public appearance since the Platinum Jubilee celebrations began on Thursday June 2.
Her Royal Highness, 96, was greeted by roars of support from thousands of onlookers lining the mall below as Britain’s longest-reigning monarch was helped onto the balcony by Prince Charles, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George.
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