Sports stars like David Beckham and Kevin Pietersen celebrate Her Majesty’s platinum anniversary.
After 70 long years on the throne, a milestone unequaled by any other monarch in British history, the four-day celebrations of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee have begun.
The Queen, then 25, ascended the throne on February 6, 1952, following the death of her father, King George VI.
Many have gathered in the streets to mark the occasion, while many sports stars have taken to social media to commemorate the Queen for her service.
Former England captain David Beckham posted on Instagram: “Today we celebrate our Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
’70 years of service and inspiring leadership of our country. Let’s get together in the next few days and commemorate her remarkable reign with a great British party.”
Cricket star Kevin Pietersen followed suit by wishing the Queen well, tweeting a series of heart emojis to show his respect.
Sports stars like David Beckham and Kevin Pietersen celebrate the platinum anniversary
Former England captain David Beckham took to Instagram to commemorate the Queen
Former cricket star Kevin Pietersen also joined in wishing the Queen well on Twitter
England also followed suit by releasing a video with Three Lions captain Harry Kane and Lionesses star Leah Williamson thanking the Queen for her 70 years of service.
Kane said: “From me and the whole England team I would like to congratulate you on your platinum anniversary. Thank you for your incredible 70 years of incredible service.
“Please enjoy the celebrations this weekend and we all very much look forward to the country uniting to celebrate your remarkable achievement.”
England also followed suit by releasing a video of Captain Harry Kane thanking the Queen
Lionesses star Leah Williamson was also on England’s Her Majesty’s Memorial video
Williamson added: “Your Majesty, as you celebrate your platinum anniversary on behalf of the England women’s team, I would like to thank you for your 70 years of service.
“We hope you enjoy your special day as the nation comes together this weekend to recognize your remarkable achievement.”
Former England striker Gary Lineker also tweeted: “Happy Platinum Jubilee to Her Majesty the Queen. 70 years of service to the country is truly remarkable. An extraordinary woman.”
England Rugby also showed their respect by writing: “Congratulations to Her Majesty The Queen on her #PlatinumJubilee.
“Her Majesty was our Patron for an incredible 64 years.”
Former England striker Gary Lineker also showed the Queen his respect for her service
England Rugby also took to social media to congratulate Her Majesty on her service
UK Sport also wished everyone an enjoyable celebration of Her Majesty and the Platinum Jubilee
UK Sport also tweeted: “We hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee!”
Former footballer and commentator Rio Ferdinand received an OBE for his activism and charity work.
The former Manchester United defender won 81 caps for England and six Premier League titles, and helped United to Champions League success in 2008.
Former footballer and commentator Rio Ferdinand received an OBE for his charity work
Former Manchester United defender Ferdinand took to Instagram to show his appreciation
Welsh footballer Gareth Bale and Liverpool ace James Milner received MBEs.
Bale is often regarded as one of Britain’s best footballers after nine years at Real Madrid.
The Welsh star donated more than €1m to hospitals in Wales and Spain in April 2020 during the early stages of the Covid pandemic.
Bale said: “Receiving an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honors is a very proud moment for my family and I.
“Receiving this news as we prepare to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee makes it even more special.
“I joined a football academy when I was nine, so sport is a defining part of my identity. I recognize the privilege of being able to do what I love and for all the incredible moments, experiences, achievements and memories that football has given me. I hope I was able to give back as much.
“Football is my whole life and I am deeply humbled to be recognized by the Queen.”
Welsh star Gareth Bale also thanked the Queen for the recognition on Twitter
Cricketer Moeen Ali received an MBE along with gold medalist Olympic curlers Mili Smith, Victoria Wright and Hailey Duff.
GB’s Olympic gold medal winning women’s curling team was also honored.
Skip Eve Muirhead is made an OBE for services to the sport after the team won Britain’s only gold medal at the Beijing Winter Olympics, with team-mates Vicky Wright, Jennifer Dodds, Hailey Duff and deputy Mili Smith all becoming MBEs.
The Queen has awarded a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (RVO) to her racing adviser, John Warren.
Warren has been pictured alongside the Queen in the royal box or in the paddock over the years whenever she attended major racing events.