Party, horse race take centre stage at Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee

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Reuters UK

By Michael Holden and Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) -A pop concert, featuring the likes of singers Alicia Keys and Diana Ross, and the Epsom Derby horse race take centre stage on the third day of Britain’s nationwide celebrations for Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee. However, the 96-year-old monarch, a huge horse-racing fan and owner of many thoroughbreds, will skip the 243rd running of the Derby because of “episodic mobility problems” that also forced her to miss a thanksgiving service in her honour on Friday. Her daughter Princess Anne, who competed in the three-day equestrian event in the …

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