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Queen Elizabeth Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Any royal fan knows the importance of dressing up for the occasion, and those who gathered along the Mall certainly did not disappoint on Thursday.

From getting creative with the Union Jack to taking inspiration from the Queen’s troops, CNN caught up with some of those who brought their A-game of royal fashion.

Grace Gothard, from Surrey, southern England, said she made her own dress for the celebrations.

Grace Gothard, pictured near The Mall in central London on June 2, made her own floor-length Union Jack dress. (Hafsa Khalil/CNN)

“I came looking for the queen because she hasn’t been seen much lately,” the 60-year-old said.

“I made this dress. I made my dresses for Kate’s wedding and for Meghan’s wedding so I had to do the same today.”

Moira Smith, 81, from the Lake District, Cumbria, and Sally Conway, 57, who lives in London, said they also attended Golden and Diamond Jubilee celebrations, as well as royal weddings.

The couple, equipped with several Union Jack flags, said they enjoy making friends with new people who enjoy the celebrations. Conway added that it’s her birthday today – all the more reason to celebrate.

Moira Smith and Sally Conway pictured near the mall in full Union Jack attire on June 2.
Moira Smith and Sally Conway pictured near the mall in full Union Jack attire on June 2. (Hafsa Khalil/CNN)

Meanwhile, 6-year-old Edward Lyon was dressed as a member of the Queen’s troops, the Household Division.

He and his mother, Lucy Lyon, 33, traveled from Lincolnshire in the East Midlands for their first royal celebration.

“I had a lot of fun. My favorite part was seeing the soldiers,” said Edward, who wants to be a soldier when he grows up.

Edward Lyon with his mother Lucy Lyon along The Mall in London on June 2.
Edward Lyon with his mother Lucy Lyon along The Mall in London on June 2. (Hafsa Khalil/CNN)