Today, Regent Street, London W1 revealed a spectacular display of purple and gold flags in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Londoners and visitors received a wonderful surprise this morning when they arrived on Regent Street. The purple flags featuring gold crowns span the length of Regent Street to St James’s creating a striking backdrop to this world famous shopping destination in London’s West End.
The Queen has concluded her state visit to Ireland by visiting two of the country’s most popular tourist sites, the Rock of Cashel, followed by Cork’s historic market. The first two days of her visit focused on the “troubled past” between Britain and Ireland, and she offered her sympathy to those who had suffered during the conflict.
Dublin is on high alert during the Queen’s visit today after a bomb was discovered near the Irish capital and a second suspect package was found. She becomes the first British monarch to visit southern Ireland since King George V in 1911.
One of the world’s most eagerly awaited cruise liners, Cunard’s new £365m Queen Elizabeth, will be launched with an inventory of 5500 Cosalt Premier Lifejackets when the ship sets sail on its maiden voyage in October 2010.
Special ceremonies at Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard near Trieste, Italy, were held today to mark the float out of Cunard’s newest liner, Queen Elizabeth.