Twitter reacts to giant corgi drone at Queen’s Jubilee concert

A drone show above Buckingham Palace during the BBC’s Platinum Palace Party held outside Buckingham Palace, London, on the third day of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Picture date: Saturday June 4, 2022.

Audiences were stunned by the use of drones to create a sky-sized corgi and a teacup during the Queen’s Platinum Party concert at the Palace.

The corgi, a favorite breed of the monarch, sat above Buckingham Palace with its tongue stuck out and a bone in its paw.

The effects also featured a horse, the outline of a stamp – featuring the Queen’s face – and a note saying: “Thank you Madame”.

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The Queen, known for her love of horses, celebrates 70 years on the throne with her Platinum Jubilee (PA)

Hundreds of people took to social media to hail the display, which they called “magical” and “stunning”, as part of the ongoing Jubilee celebrations.

“There’s a giant corgi drone over Buckingham Palace and it’s the best country in the world,” one user wrote on Twitter.

“Corg’ Damn!” London Mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted.

Parliamentary sketch writer John Crace told his followers, “Well the corgi stole the show.”

“The planning required…to make a corgi in the sky is so quintessentially British I’m impressed,” one Twitter account wrote.

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The shapes were pictured as the stars continued to perform on the stage below during the Platinum Party at The Palace (PA)

“For my part I welcome our new Corgi overlord,” tweeted another.

British lawyer Nazir Afzal called the effects “brilliant”.

“The rest of the world must think we’re crazy…” he added.

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The outdoor concert closes the third day of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations (PA)

The spectacle could be seen from afar, as some said they could see the effects on the streets of Buckingham Palace.

The display was part of a star-studded outdoor concert outside the palace, its lineup including Sir Rod Stewart, Alicia Keys, Sir Elton John and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Platinum Jubilee celebrations marked 70 years on the Queen’s throne.


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