Paul McCartney honors Queen Elizabeth on the Platinum Jubilee

Come back! Paul McCartney celebrates Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum anniversary with a sweet #TBT snap.

The Beatles legend, 79, on Thursday posted a classic photo of himself and the 96-year-old monarch posing together at the royal opening of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts in 1996.⁣

The beloved rock icon captioned the pic: “70 beautiful years of Queen Elizabeth the Second. Congratulations madam! And thank you.”

In the smiling picture, the Queen can be seen looking on wearing a bright baby blue hat and dress while carrying a bouquet of white flowers.

McCartney donned a dark suit and blue and yellow patterned tie for the occasion.

The couple had met decades before the ’90s event, having crossed paths in 1965.

In the Swinging ’60s, McCartney and his bandmates – Ringo Starr, John Lennon and George Harrison – were awarded the Medal of Members of the Order of the British Empire, better known as MBEs, by the sovereign at Buckingham Palace.

Queen Elizabeth and Paul McCartney shared in this hilarious Instagram throwback
McCartney shared this Instagram throwback snap of himself with the British monarch.
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McCartney was later knighted in 1997.

Britain’s Queen marked 70 years since her coronation on June 2 with parties celebrating her platinum anniversary.

Celebrations across the UK have begun and the Royal Family are making many public appearances.

The Queen appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace as part of the Trooping the Color parade on Thursday morning along with her daughter Princess Anne, her son Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

The Prince of Wales’ son Prince William, 39, and his wife Kate Middleton, 40, the Duchess of Cambridge, and their young children Princess Charlotte, 7, Prince George, 8, and Prince Louis, 4, also waved to the crowd on the mezzanine of the palace too.

The Beatles smile as they display the Member of the Order of the British Empire medals presented to them by Queen Elizabeth II at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London, England, on October 26, 1965.  Left to right: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison.  (AP photo)
The Beatles smile as they display the Members of the Order of the British Empire medals presented to them by Queen Elizabeth II at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London, England, on October 26, 1965.
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Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Louis of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Color parade on June 02, 2022 in London, England.
Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Louis and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Color parade on June 2.
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Prince Louis was quite the star during the Queen’s jubilee flypast after he was spotted adorable covering his ears while standing next to her. Planes flew over Buckingham Palace to honor the King’s seven decades in power.

Before the little tot clogged his eardrums, Princess Charlotte was caught trying to restrain her brother as he waved overzealously in a carriage overlooking the Horse Guards during the Trooping the Color parade.

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