© Reuters. Emma Wade-Smith, British Consul Normal to New York and Mark Ronson, British-American DJ, songwriter and producer gesture, on the Empire State Constructing in New York Metropolis, U.S. June 3, 2022. REUTERS/Roselle Chen.
By Roselle Chen
NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York’s Empire State Constructing will shine in regal purple and gold on Saturday to honor the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth.
British Consul Normal to New York Emma Wade-Smith was joined by British-American DJ, songwriter and producer Mark Ronson on Friday to flip the change that illuminated a mannequin of the tower.
“It is a beacon, a lot in the identical approach that the queen is a beacon, somebody who embodies a lot of what we and the world love in regards to the UK,” Ronson stated on the lighting ceremony.
Queen Elizabeth, 96, is celebrating 70 years as head of state. She has now been on the British throne for longer than any of her predecessors in 1,000 years.
She grew to become queen of the UK and greater than a dozen different realms, together with Canada, Australia and New Zealand, on the demise of her father, George VI, in February 1952.