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Queen Elizabeth enjoys Jubilee pageant
May 14, 2012, 18:30 GMT
Britain's Queen Elizabeth was entertained by Russian horse riders and Mexican dancers at Windsor Castle on Friday (11.05.12).
The Diamond Jubilee pageant - celebrating the monarch's 60 year reign - took place over 90 minutes and took spectators on a trip 'around the world', with 500 horses and 800 performers taking part.
At a tea party before the spectacular event - which was narrated by Angela Rippon and Alan Titchmarsh - the monarch tried on a pair of African bracelets made by tribes from Kenya, and Rose Kimanzi, who led the groups, revealed she was honoured to present the gift.
She said: 'The gift was in honour of the queen. She became the queen in our country at the Treetops lodge and in Africa we always give something back so we felt we should give the queen a gift.'
The show was made up of seven acts, with displays from different parts of the world representing the UK and various Commonwealth visits.
Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth's waxwork was unveiled at Madame Tussauds in London this morning (14.05.12) following a Â£150,000 makeover.
The new statue, which will be the queen's 23rd likeness at the waxwork museum, was carried out in honour of her Diamond Jubilee.
Principal Sculptor, Steve Swales said: 'It is extremely exciting to create a wax figure of Queen Elizabeth II and understandably rather nerve-racking too.
'Meeting the queen at our last sitting was an invaluable help in creating this figure.
'She was very relaxed and warm and I've tried to portray that, whilst maintaining a sense of majesty. Her expression is soft, as if she is just about to break into a smile. I hope she approves of the end result.'
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