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drew: you hid that all morning and no o te good morning, america, fr around the world and what a morning it is. robin in ukraine with their first lady and a celebration 70 years in the making for the queen. abc news exclusive, ukraine's first lady olena zelenska sits down with robin in kyiv in her first one-on-one television interview since putin's forces invaded nearly 100 days ago. >> and what these young children have witnessed, what they have seen, family members. >> with her country's fate on the line her refusal to concede as the president, her husband, risks his life to save their people and the stark reminder of war in the capital. >> that's an air raid siren right now.
>> an air raid siren sounds off in the middle of robin's interview. now as president biden promises more weapon, what zelenska says her country really needs. >> do you have a message for the american people? >> only on "gma" this morning. deadly mass shooting again. at least four dead at a medical facility in oklahoma, just over a week after the massacre at the uvalde elementary school. stunning verdict. victory for johnny depp in the high-profile trial against ex-wife amber heard. dan abrams here to break it down. tropical threat. the new storm taking aim after hurricane agatha. plus, the new severe threat for the east coast. sam champion tracking it all. ♪ and the platinum jubilee is here. "gma" is live in london at buckingham palace for queen elizabeth's extraordinary celebration. we have exclusive access as the 96-year-old monarch is honored
for her historic 70-year reign. now for the first time ever, how prince charles will be stepping into her majesty's shoes as the most famous great grandmother in the world takes center stage. who will be by her side? and we're celebrating the queen of pop culture. plus, her passion for ponies. and who could forget her famous corgis? this morning, amy, t.j. and our whole jubilee team are taking you right to the front row of the biggest party in the world, right here on "gma." ♪ good morning, america. great to have you with us on a very big day for "gma." we are live in london at the queen's platinum jubilee, a celebration marking her 70-year reign, the ceremony is already under way. >> it is a really special morning. take a look right now. the sovereign's procession departing buckingham palace just
a short while ago. prince charles riding in on horseback in place of the queen. there you can see him and prince william on the left. >> amy, t.j., deborah, maggie and james, we got everybody there for us giving you a front row seat to this once in a generation celebration. we are about to watch history unfold this morning and you do not want to miss a moment of it. >> the queen will be coming to the balcony soon. first robin's exclusive interview with ukraine's first lady, olena zelenska. robin is on the scene in kyiv as the fighting intensifies in the eastern part of the country. the united states has pledged to send ukraine new advanced weapons. the kremlin now claiming this has escalated the war and, robin, you had a real scare right in the middle of the interview. >> reporter: yeah, that's right, george. greetings from kyiv where things feel pretty normal but you'll see we got that sudden reminder that this war is far, far from
over. as i sat down with ukraine's fist lady for a wide-ranging interview along with a government interpreter who provided the translator, olena zelenska has been by her husband's side, his life partner for some two decades now. in his career in the entertainment business as he became one of the country's most popular comedians and an actor. then in politics when he was elected president and now in this war as ukraine literally, literally battles for its future. we began with those shattering moments on the morning of february 24th when she realized the russian invasion had begun. this morning, first lady of ukraine, olena zelenska, speaking in her first one-on-one tv interview since the start of a now almost 100-day war. >> how are you? how are your children and what is life like now for you? [ speaking foreign language ]
>> reporter: zelenska says the sound of bombardment woke up her family on that early morning when russia first invaded ukraine. >> there was such uncertainty and being able to actually hear how close they were. did you sense that? did you hear that? [ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: her husband, president zelenskyy, who has been in office since 2019, now battling ukraine's biggest
crisis in decades. zelenskyy refusing to back down. joining the fight on the front lines. >> what were the conversations like with your husband in those early days of the war? [ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: the first lady standing strong to protect her family, waiting in isolation with her two children while the war rages on. >> and you had your children. what were they asking you? [ speaking foreign language ]
>> you have to remain vigilant, have to remain on alert. >> reporter: and just moments later the reality of life in a war zone is heard. [ sirens ] >> reporter: that's an air siren right now. an air raid siren sounding off. >> excuse me, we have to -- >> please. this is what you were talking about. you have to take it -- >> let's hope that it's not for long, yeah. >> certainly, certainly. forces us to pause and hunker down for safety. 30 minutes later our conversation resuming, the first lady adamant on continued support from the u.s. [ speaking foreign language ] >> president biden assured that more sophisticated, more accurate military equipment is
on its way. >> i hope so. >> he also said this war is a moral issue and he said he is not going to pressure the ukrainian government to concede any territory. but as you know there have been others who have said that that is the way to get a peace agreement, to be able to concede some of the territory, especially in the eastern region. how do you feel about that? [ speaking foreign language ]
those are russian tanks that were destroyed in this war that are here in this park with this monastery over here as well. and another reminder right before we came on the air, there was a military funeral procession. so it's just -- and the first lady talked about the balance, talked about a balance of what's happening here in kyiv and what's happening in other parts of this country, this beautiful country. >> but, robin, the threat is real. we heard the air siren go off in the middle of your interview. i know you can't tell us much. but how are you staying safe? >> reporter: oh, gosh, michael, thank you for asking. we have great security, you know that. and, ooh, we have the proper equipment if anything should happen. we're well taken care of. that's the least of our worries but, yeah, when i was thinking about coming here, it came to mind because like you and everybody at home, you see the
pictures. but i got to tell you, what a compliment to "gma" viewers that the first lady wanted her interview to be with us. she knows that our audience is engaged about what's going on around the world and in our country and so it really was a privilege to come here and see this with my own eyes. >> it was a privilege for us as well. i'm sure for all of our viewers. we can't wait to see more in our next half hour. thank you, robin. >> okay, george and robin, thank you. we turn to the funerals held today for three more young victims in uvalde. 11-year-old miranda mathis and nevaeh bravo and eliahana torres will all be laid to rest. just hours after president biden said he's not confident congress will act on gun control, we have another deadly shooting in tulsa at a medical facility. four victims killed and john quinones has the latest. >> reporter: this morning authorities are searching for answers after a mass shooting in tulsa, oklahoma, left four people dead. >> there's shooting at the natalie building. 6475 south yale. >> they're running in. >> reporter: police seen storming the building after a man entered a medical office armed with a rifle. >> officers immediately rushed
to the second floor of the location where the shooting was taking place. when they got there, they found a few people had been shot, a couple were dead at that point. >> reporter: authorities say the gunman who has yet to be identified died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the scene. his motive currently under investigation. >> he had one long gun, a rifle and one handgun on the scene. >> reporter: the governor of oklahoma releasing a statement calling the attack a senseless act of hatred and violence. police sending a bomb squad unit to a home in a tulsa suburb, responding to concerns that he could have planted a bomb there. officials say they cleared the location. authorities have made it a point to say that they stormed the second floor of that medical building immediately within minutes. they say had they not done so, there may have been many more
victims. cecelia? >> john, thank you. seems unreal we are talking about another shooting but here we are. michael, we're going to switch gears. we are going to switch gears. it's going to be tough, but we'll go to london. we are just moments away from the queen's highly anticipated first appearance as the world honors her 70 years on the throne. it is her platinum jubilee. amy and t.j. are right in the middle of all the excitement outside buckingham palace. good morning, you two. >> reporter: hey, good morning, michael. the crowds, i don't know if you can hear them. they are very excited here in london with the queen's epic celebration now under way. people here cheering as the royal procession went out just a few moments ago. we saw duchess kate riding with all three of her children in the carriage for the very first time. we also saw duchess camilla ride ago long with them and have seen prince william, prince charles and princess anne all riding on horseback. the trooping the colour has been going on for two hours. the precision incredible. >> reporter: it's incredible.
you can see the crowd, they have their moments. actually right behind me, guys, we are actually seeing i believe that's duchess kate and camilla coming back in the carriage here. so they already went down and coming back here now and that's the applause you're seeing but, yes, seeing some of the royals but the moment everyone is waiting fo, of course, is to see the birthday girl if you will, queen elizabeth ii. she is going to take the salute from her soldiers. but for the very first time, you all, she is not riding in the carriage or riding horseback. she's 96 and has mobility issues as we know. she's coming out on the balcony behind us that you can see and she is going to have her moment there to address the crowd, not to address the crowd, i shouldn't say but take the salute from her soldiers. we're up here but have our james longman down there in the crowds this morning and. james, i know you've got a lot going on down there. we've heard a lot of the cheering coming from down where you are. how is it looking? >> reporter: it is incredible. i'm so proud to be british today, t.j. i mean, look at this. i've got the regiment of the
british army carrying on behind me of trooping the colour and this incredible crowd. [ cheers ] there are so many people here all the way down. hundreds of thousands have come to london to pay their respects to queen elizabeth's 70 years on the throne. it's just incredible. these guys from the united states. they were very keen to say hello. got some ladies here as well from the u.s. at one stage all these people will rush down the mall and be able to see the queen on that balcony where she will take the salute and we'll all be able to pay our respects. guys? >> reporter: yes, james. we can feel and hear all of the excitement there and some people, we should mention, have been camped out for days to get that spot to see the procession and the pageantry and, of course, to see the queen hopefully in just a few moments. >> reporter: we are literally talking about just a few moments. we'll send it back to you for now but everybody is waiting for the moment to happen. >> we sure are. thank you, guys. that looks spectacular. coverage just getting started as t.j. and amy just said, the queen expected to appear on the balcony in moments and we will be there. plus, much more from robin
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incredible to watch and has been precise. this is british pageantry on a level you don't see necessarily anywhere else in the world. there she is. taking the salute and will give them a nod. there she is, 96 years old and going strong there and she's joined there on the balcony by that's actually her cousin who is the duke of kent, a royal colonel as well, very close relationship with the military. so they're taking the salute but this is the first time, robes, we have seen this moment in particular because we are used to her during the jubilee, she'll go be a part of the procession and oftentimes used to ride a horse herself and used a carriage. but now because of some mobility issues they changed it up a little bit and that's why she's on and expected to stay on the balcony. >> reporter: we have a perch looking at the balcony from where we are. our deb roberts is right there on the ground, has an amazing view of the queen, deb. tell us what you're seeing and hearing down there.
>> reporter: oh, yeah, amy and t.j., this is the best seat in the house. the crowds are over there yelling but we can see the queen right there as t.j. said with her cousin, the duke of kent and stepping out onto the balcony, this is history because she normally would be down in the courtyard but because of those mobility issues she is receiving that salute up there and she looks, you know, great. she looks like she's really enjoying herself in her blue hat and she'll be joined by her family a little later on this morning, not the entire family ment this is a slimmed down royal family. just the working royals will be joining her, but for now she is out there with her cousin, the duke of kent, and taking this all in. quite a sight to see the queen up there for the first time today and also for the first time receiving the troops like this. >> reporter: and quite a sight as you say, deb. this is a sight they haven't necessarily seen the past few years because of the pandemic. because of covid they had to scale down. they weren't having them
here for awhile for the past couple of years but this is the first year it's come back in full force and with all the pageantry that we're used to seeing and it's happening at a time -- 70 years. she's set so many records, if you will and made so much history, another part of it. 70 years, 70 years as queen of england here and she talked about there, we have our maggie rulli down there. i think, maggie, but deb said she had a great seat. one of the best in the house and you might take issue with that. >> reporter: sorry, deborah, i think we're competing for best seat in the house. i lucked out. take a look behind me. behind all the pomp and pageantry, you can see the queen in the balcony. we saw her when she came out. standing here you really are in the presence of history. this is something the country has never experienced before. celebrating queen elizabeth and her 70 years on the throne. you know, t.j., you mentioned this british pomp and pageantry at its finest. you can hear and see them behind me. it is just an incredible thing to witness. >> reporter: it certainly is. you know, i was reading some fun facts about how they pulled this off.
some of these soldiers have discreet radios on them apparently. they're receiving commands from the ops room. so everything is timed out to total precision. and, maggie, can you talk a little about the fact that they had a two-year hiatus truly? so this requires so much practice and precision and they didn't really have their typical opportunity because they usually do this in some form or fashion every year. this was -- this has been a big buildup to create this same sort of pageantry that we're all used to seeing. >> reporter: yeah, exactly. you know, this is something we've been waiting for. not only is it a historic platinum jubilee but also we haven't had any trooping the colour here in london in a couple of years because of covid or trooping the colour that looked like this anyway. it's the first time i'm able to experience this because it's been so understated the last few years. not only does it mean a lot for the royal family and monarchy
but it means so much for the country right now as well. guys? >> reporter: to that point, we've been here most of the week now. just everywhere you go around london, this really is such a celebration of this queen who is beloved here and she is still going at 96. george, i'm going to send it back to you. there she is, the moment that really everybody here in the uk has been waiting for. >> she is, t.j. everybody in the uk and we can feel that energy in new york this morning as well. the pageantry and the joy there in london as the queen celebrates her 70th jubilee coming out to the balcony to wave to the crowds. this is just the beginning of the celebration, just the on "gma." of our coverage here - we'll be staying with it all morning long. please stay with us. so whether you■re breaking a sweat, breaking down barriers, or breaking the laws of gravity, keep moving with the ultimate energy bar. we bake in delicious, wholesome ingredients, purposefully crafted with a blend of protein,■fat and carbs. because the more good
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try boost glucose control®. it's clinically shown to help manage blood sugar levels and contains high quality protein to help manage hunger and support muscle health. try boost® today. good morning, america. welcome back to "gma." we are live across the globe with two major stories -- robin in kyiv with more of her exclusive interview and amy and t.j. are in london as the queen's platinum jubilee gets under way and we were covering it. the queen made her first appearance on the balcony. >> reporter: that's right, george and she was right on time. we were told she was going to walk out at 12:20 local time and there she did exactly with precision as we've seen over the past few hours. everything to celebrate queen elizabeth ii's platinum jubilee. everything has been timed down
precisely. the pageantry, just in full display. people have been waiting for days, some of them camped out to witness this history that we are seeing right here. no british monarch has been on the throne for 70 years so there's never been a platinum jubilee celebration and we see the queen out there on the balcony. normally in years past, of jubilees, diamond, golden, silver, you name it. she was on horseback initially and then moved on to the carriage but with the mobility issues now we are seeing her on the balcony receiving those salutes. >> reporter: we have seen other royals this morning. they were a part of the procession going down, of course, the mile here as they call it. >> reporter: the mile. >> reporter: the horse guard parade down there, but they're making their way back. we expect to see working royals on the balcony with the queen a little later. part of a four-day holiday in this country so they have several days of celebration but this absolutely, the moment that many people are waiting for to see her step out. there you go. we see the kids there.
we see -- we saw camilla. we saw kate and a lot of questions still about harry and meghan. they are here but not expected to be on the balcony at any point. that's just for working royals, something the queen wanted but that doesn't take away from what is a wonderful celebration. this is a birthday celebration for the queen. her actual birthday was in april, but this is a part of a tradition going on since i think 1748 where the monarchs get two celebrations. one in a warmer month if you will to make sure everybody can take part but that's why they kind of have a private birthday but this is the big celebration for the entire country to enjoy. >> reporter: it is a warm one here. it's a beautiful day, and it continues. this is just the beginning. we're going to, as you say, see the other working royals on the balcony with the queen in just a bit so this is just the beginning. we'll have it all for you coming to you from london. guys back to you. >> we'll be back to you in a little bit. >> you guys, thank you. we go back to robin in kyiv. she is with our senior foreign correspondent ian pannell who
has been covering this war for more than three months now. hello, again, robin. >> reporter: hey, michael. i gave this man one of those legendary michael strahan bear hugs when i saw you, ian, and you have been on the front lines. here over one shoulder is the monastery and then you see these damaged russian tanks from this war. how have you seen the city, this country transform from when you got here to now? >> reporter: yeah, robin, great to see you. it's hard to describe. this was a perfectly normal city one day before the war. we were out dining. people were walking their dogs playing in the parks. then president zelenskyy addresses the nation at 4:00 in the morning. no president addresses the nation at 4:00 in the morning because no one is watching unless something big is going to
happen. within one minute of him finishing the shells started. this immediately became a whole city, a whole country on a total war footing. these streets were empty. there were checkpoints and sound of air raid sirens, the sound of shells landing and it looks semi normal here but they could land at any time and they are across ukraine. >> reporter: we flew into slovakia and drove for 12 hours to kyiv and as we got closer and closer we saw, we saw the true destruction. people need to know this isn't what you see all around this country especially in the eastern region. you've been there. >> reporter: totally, totally different. what kyiv was like at the start of the war, the streets are empty, only a fraction of the population are left. people hiding this their basement. we met people on day 99 of the war and spent 99 days living underground in fear of their lives, and that is not normal. that's what the ukrainians have had to endure, but they've done it with such stoicism. it's incredible to witness. >> reporter: you say ukrainians and americans have a lot in common. >> reporter: yeah, 100% because before the war, ukrainians like americans like europeans expected that tomorrow was going to look like today. why not, right? you don't have an expectation that the world could end and you
could die at any moment, that your children can't be safe and you lose your home and that's what changed them. that's what they had to deal with was -- suddenly everything could end in an instant at any time. and, again, don't be fooled by what you see here. that is the reality in the east. the battle out in the east is tough. ukrainians won the battle for kyiv. they won the battle of kharkiv. they're losing now in the east and people are worried about what that means for the country. >> reporter: people have to definitely keep that in mind. how are you? how are you? we were just concerned about you and the crew. you've covered -- first of all, you've covered many wars. how is this one different? i mean the engagement -- you couldn't go down the street in the u.s. without seeing a ukrainian flag flying. what has been the difference, do you think? >> reporter: that level of engagement -- it's always difficult to work out why people connect with one conflict and don't connect with another. i think firstly there's a shared sense that russia is a threat. we've seen russian interference in u.s. elections and activity
online, that influence. so i think it's the sense of a shared threat. i think it's also recognition as ukrainians say and the u.s. government firmly believes it, if putin is not stopped here, this will have much bigger consequences. the american taxpayers has been if putin is not stopped here, the aggressor will go on. it will then be nato and involve america and it could be much worse. seeing it, witnessing it, it's hard. it's hard. those faces stay with you. some of them haunt you for a very long time and they're difficult to talk about and remember, but we're here because it matters. this matters, and the audience kind of understands that. they recognize the fight is much bigger and see the suffering, the sacrifice. we just saw this funeral going through here. that's what's going on every day and it's great that the audience engages and great you're here. >> reporter: i got to tell you, it's great you have been here.
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a live look at london where the celebrations are under way for the queen's platinum jubilee right now. we're looking forward to the historic balcony appearance by the queen. this one with her family this time for the flyover. >> that is coming up. right now we'll get the latest on the johnny depp defamation trial. the jury concluded he was defamed by amber heard adding she was also defamed by him for smaller damages. trevor ault has the story. good morning, trevor. >> good morning, george. this was kind of a stunning decision. from the onset of the trial it was believed johnny depp could win in the court of public opinion. some thought that's all he wanted to win, but winning in court and actually proving defamation was always going to be extremely difficult and yet ultimately he won both. >> i do find that the jury's verdict is unanimous. >> reporter: the bombshell verdict in the superstar trial that captivated the world with johnny depp and amber heard suing each other for defamation. the jury finding both were defamed but that heard could not substantiate her claims of abuse.
>> do you find that mr. depp has proven all the elements of defamation? answer, yes. >> reporter: depp won all three of his libel claims centered around a 2018 "washington post" op-ed in which heard described herself as a public figure representing domestic abuse. the jury awarding him more than $10 million in compensatory damages along with $5 million in punitive which was later reduced to $350,000. it follows six weeks of explosive testimony with millions watching live. >> it could begin with, you know, throwing a tv remote at my head. it could be throwing a glass of wine in my face. >> he had a broken bottle up against my face, neck area, by my jawline and he told me he'd carve up my face. >> reporter: depp's attorney using audio they said showed heard admitting to starting a fight.
>> i'm sorry i hit you like this, but i did not punch. you i did not [ bleep ] deck you. i [ bleep ] was hitting you. >> reporter: heard's attorney showing video she secretly recorded of depp becoming violent in his kitchen breaking his own cabinets and berating heard. depp denied all of heard's abuse allegations. the jury finding she acted with actual malice. dpp was not in court forr the verdict having performed at a london concert tuesday. but outside his fans erupted fist bumping his attorneys and chanting his name. [ johnny, johnny ] >> reporter: inside heard remained stoic as the judge revealed the decision. the jury did award heard $2 million in damages, saying she was defamed when depp's former attorney called her allegations a hoax. in a statement heard says the disappointment i feel today is beyond words. i'm heartbroken that the mountain of evidence still was not enough to stand up to the disproportionate power, influence and sway of my ex-husband.
depp posting on instagram, six years later, the jury gave me my life back. i am truly humbled. a new chapter has finally begun. now, some experts say they fear this verdict is going to make it even more difficult for women who have been abused to come forward. but others say amber heard lied repeatedly and if anything, that is what is damaging. heard's attorneys say they plan to appeal. george? >> trevor, thanks very much. let's bring in dan abrams. you sort of called this yesterday, but it's still surprising. >> yeah. look, the things that is surprising in particular is how devastating this verdict is for amber heard. we had talked about the possibility that both could win earlier in the week and it seems that there was a little bit of that. but this was a token verdict win for her. i mean, the win for her is really on the claim made by his attorney at one point that she and her friends had gotten together and cooked up this story, et cetera. okay. so maybe the jurors didn't believe she got together with her friends to do this.
buwhcomes t fundamental allegations at issue in this case, the jurors believed johnny depp and did not believe amber heard and that was surprising to me that he won on all three of the big questions in the case. >> these are considerable damages. so will she have to pay it and what about an appeal? >> first question is can she pay it, right? i mean, this is a $10.35 million verdict against her. we'll see if, a, it survives appeal. yes, there will be an appeal. one of the key issues that happens in defamation cases is that very often damages awards get reduced. even if you don't win the appeal, even if you don't get a new trial, very often damages do get brought down. she's got to be pushing for that very hard here because if she doesn't have the money, there are going to be fundamental questions about does she file for bankruptcy. would bankruptcy even protect her when you're talking about
this kind of tort? it's possible that the bankruptcy court would say, sorry, you can't eliminate this kind of debt. so there are a lot of issues we'll have to see from here with regard to what happens with those damages. >> it's important to remember at the heart of all this was that op-ed that was supposed to be on ne to remind folksth'sot-- that not what the jury was weighing. >> absolutely not. it is fair to say there may be domestic violence victims who are more concerned about coming forward as a result of this case, but this case was about amber heard and the jury believed she was lying. that's different. >> thanks, dan. we appreciate having you here. we'll be right back, everybody. stay with us. ♪ safer you drive, the more you save like rachel here how am i looking? looking good! the most cautious driver we got am i there? no keep going how's that? i'll say when now? is that good? lots of cars have backup cameras now you know
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♪ all right, our team is all across the pond all competing for who's got the best seat in london covering the queen's platinum jubilee. maggie rulli, you might be in the lead so far. >> reporter: hey, you guys, you can hear the applause. that's because we're seeing more members of the forces walking behind us now and actually the public is walking down as well. you saw them with james earlier down on the mall. now they're all coming here in front of buckingham palace for their chance to also stand in front of the queen. now, we were right here moments ago when the queen was on that
balcony. everyone here was applauding but this is what is so exciting and cool about this event, is that the public gets to be right here to see the queen. guys? >> all right, maggie, we're having so much fun. looks like you are too. we'll see the royal family on that famous balcony. there they are. look at those flags. having such a good time. sunny day in london. they all lucked out. stay with us. our outpost on earth's epcot is in danger! hey quill! this thing is so broken. i am groot. help the galaxy! before it's too late! uhh quill. you seeing this? quill! well, you heard the lady. get to epcot. it's save the galaxy time. again. ♪ ♪
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♪ >> announcer: live from times square and london, this is a "good mo ica." good morning, america. great to have you with us on this very special thursday morning for day one of the platinum jubilee in london. you're looking at the queen and members of the royal family on the buckingham palace balcony. >> that's the moment we've all been waiting for. the royal air force fly past to honor the one and only queen. >> let's go to amy and t.j. on the scene in london. hey, guys. >> reporter: hey, we can feel the royal air force flying above
us. it's actually shaking our studio. it has been such an exciting and historic morning here as we watch members of the royal family there. the active royals there on the balcony really taking in this incredible impressive show from the royal air force and then just the thousands of people, look at that, who have made their way to witness history and look at louis there. we've been having fun watching him watching all the pomp and circumstance. >> reporter: this is incredible, just the timing of it all. it has been precise, every bit of this jubilee today but it just happens we are on the air with you literally as what you're seeing, the air force is flying over us and the royal family is taking it in but this crowd of thousands are really enjoying this. forgive us for having our backs to you but we are turned around. >> reporter: wow. >> reporter: you can't help but to love this and take it in. we have our royal contributor here, robert jobson. >> so good as always to have you but, look, we're two americans here sitting here taking this in and our floor director fonsi said, you get chills being a
part of this. >> very patriotic. we just saw the lancasters and the hurricanes and the spitfires from the battle of britain which is pretty impressive. now we're getting more up to date planes from the raf, the royal navy and british army because they all have flyers. incredible to watch the working members of the royal family on the balcony. all of them actually with charles and william in particular, both pilots themselves and both fly so they get very excited. more of the military planes, more up to date. they're actually being used to help the situations in ukraine and other areas as well. very incredible, what's going on at the moment. it's three times as big as it was the last time in 2019 and they're really putting on a display for her majesty. >> reporter: impressive since
the beginning watching trooping the colour but also look at that watching queen elizabeth ii talk to her great grandson louis. there's been a lot of conversation between those two on the balcony. >> louis hasn't been taking part in these before and must be enthralling for this 4-year-old looking up at what's going on. he's heard all about it from his brother and sister but right before his eyes happening over his head at this moment in time. >> reporter: we've seen, look, thousands out here enjoying this and, you're right. we haven't seen anybody enjoy it as much as louis today, 4 years old. he's been engaging with his great grandmother and the planes continue to come. >> you were saying this, this is much bigger. how is this different from 2019 you said just in every way it's bigger? >> three times as big. 70 aircraft involved this this and it's going to culminate in a few minutes' time, six minutes of flying over. look, she's talking to louis the whole time. what's going on? it must be like seeing spacemen flying over. i don't know. it must be incredible for him. his brother and sisters have seen it all before sea taking it in stride. on the balcony are all the
working royals, the queen's cousins, duke of gloucester, duke of kent. they're still out there active, even in their 80s. >> reporter: we mentioned the kids -- george, charlotte, louis in the car range for the first time together with their mother, with the duchess of -- we're just listening to the these jets. >> that's the first time they were in the carriage, correct, taking part in trooping the colour. >> i think that was a lovely moment, the fact that -- prince charles taking the queen's position at the head then you've got louis, charlotte and george with camilla and kate. and it was a lovely image, wasn't it? it gave the crowd here for a long while going right overhead. i feel like we're being attacked. >> the sounds are just remarkable as they fly overhead. >> they'll be in this as well. there will be the voyager which is our version of air force one which is a voyager that's boris
johnson, the prime minister, spent hundreds of thousands of pounds repainting. that's -- i've been in it a couple of times on the royal tour. it's quite special. >> listen to you. but, you know, this doesn't take away from -- look, you talk about this as a bigger celebration, it's 70 years of her being -- >> 70. >> that's amazing. >> let's take that live shot here. >> that's quality. >> reporter: take the shot of the aircraft here. live picture. >> there it is. >> reporter: you can see queen elizabeth pointing like she was even impressed right there. >> pretty impressive. >> she's like smiling. >> everything about today has been so impressive and precise and the british pageantry you all celebrate and are certainly known for but -- you know, let's take that in. >> that's incredible, isn't it? >> look at that. >> yeah. that's -- >> that's special. >> very special. we talk about how special -- >> then the red arrows. the red, white and blue and these guys and girls are terrific.
absolutely brilliant pilots. >> talk about how much bigger this is. it doesn't take away at all. yes, disappointed that maybe she couldn't be in the procession like she normally is, but i know -- for some reason the moment she comes out on the balcony, even bigger. >> i think it's better. the shape of things to come. >> right over the top of the palace. >> xcuse me while i take some pictures here. this is amazing! oh, my goodness. >> the smile on her face. it's something to see and, again, the relationship, of course, talk about the u.s. and the uk and close relationship. but there's something -- >> she is happy, isn't she? >> she's happy. >> and the crowds here and i hope you all can hear them, the audience, our viewers but the crowds here have just been incredible. they have been calm. they have been very polite as you were talking about. there's the wave. look at that. >> it takes you back. i've got pictures of when churchill, when she was a young girl, with king george vi and the queen mother and, of course, elizabeth and margaret and
churchill. this is exactly the same sort of historic moment we're seeing here. >> and people were camped out here for days. they came from all around the world to witness this, and it's for this queen, this particular monarch. what is it about her? >> well, there's so much to say about the queen. she's steadfast. she's dutiful. she's seen it all. a beacon of stability and continuity and i think people really trust her and believe in her. >> you said dutiful. but she talks about all the time this is service. this is not some position or even a position of power. even though she does have power and prestige, but this is about service for the royal family. >> it's about leadership too. she's not only the queen, the head of the nation. she is the head of the armed forces, the head of the church, head of the justice system. this is about her service to the people and really you have
political figures come and go, but this queenlen their i'm 58 now and i've never known another monarch. so the reality is this is an incredible moment in history that we're watching unfold before our eyes. >> the beginning of a four-day celebration, all of london, it's a bank holiday. everyone is off. it's going to be a party going forward but she's not going to be able to attend all of the events. where will we see her next, if at all? >> we will see her at st. paul's for the service of thanksgiving. she's a devout christian and supreme governor of the church of england and no question she will be there and saying a prayer, i'm sure, to the late duke of edinburgh who is sadly not here but i'm sure he's here in spirit. >> robert, it has been great, of course, always great having you, not just on the air but you have been talking to us behind the scenes, getting us up to date on all the details. >> reporter: we'll send it back to you guys. i hope you all can feel that energy. there's not that many live shots and work you can do on tv where one of the anchors stops and takes a picture.
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♪ welcome back to "gma." we are celebrating the queen right here in times square and there is so much excitement in london for the platinum jubilee celebration. want to go right back to amy and t.j. who are in the heart of it all. hey, guys. >> reporter: oh, that's right. we really got to witness something unforgettable this morning here in london and it's still continuing. we are watching history unfold outside of buckingham palace and it is a sight to see. >> reporter: it has been a sight to see for us, but what a sight to see for our james longman
down there with the crowds, but they made their way up to where we are in buckingham palace. what are you seeing, still, james? >> reporter: t.j., just extraordinary. i mean, it's such a family event. there are so many families that have come out, everyone trying to get their picture with buckingham palace back there. it's been such a long time since we've truly been able to celebrate as a nation. covid has been so sad for so many. i love your headdress. look at this. just beautiful. >> thank you. >> reporter: everyone has made such an effort. you know, it's just a time to celebrate. 70 years on the throne for queen elizabeth. also i think a time for people to get used to the idea as charles is king, an idea of transition, saw him come past us on horseback. he's taken on a lot of the ceremonial roles for his mother already, but i think we'll see more and more of that going forward. so, yes, thank you to queen elizabeth for 70 years. this is what today is about. but also possibly looking forward as well at transitions to a new perhaps, you know, time under king charles. who knows? guys? >> reporter: talking about charles as he went by, i'm sure
you complimented his headdress as well. james longman, thank you as always. maggie rulli has a pretty good spot. we'll head down to you. maggie, how is it? >> reporter: i'm waving to you from down here but i have to admit i was waving to royalty because we have some of the best spots to watch this all unfold. behind me the entire royal family all the working royals were on the balcony. what i loved was watching them watch the flyover because i think they were just as excited as all of us. how cool was that moment when the fighter jets made a 70 in the air. i think the entire crowd gasped. amy, you said it perfectly. an unforgettable moment. how lucky are we to witness this piece of history. it's not just for the monarchy. it's also for the people in this country. i loved watching everyone come out especially meeting these guys. hi. >> all: hi. >> reporter: some of the cutest royal fans i've been able to meet so far. >> did you guys have fun today? >> yes. >> you told me you were here for the queen.
>> yes. >> just here to support her to celebrate what she's done for england. >> and for 70 years being the queen today, it was so amazing. >> it really is amazing. i'm so happy you guys were here. >> reporter: they were singing happy birthday to the queen earlier as well. >> i think she heard you. i think she did. >> reporter: amy and t.j.? >> reporter: maggie, thank you so much. we'll have so much more ahead from london. so much still to share with all of you. for now we'll head back to george. >> thanks, guys. let's go back to robin in kyiv with more ofwiinth uai's fr lady, olena zelenska. >> reporter: thank you, george. olena zelenska shared such moving stories of the incredible bravery of ordinary ukrainians and the plea for mental health services for those traumatized by the horrific war. along with the government interpreter who provided translation, the first lady also shared more about her husband. they have been married for nearly 20 years, first met in high school. their journey taking them from the entertainment world to a critical role on the world
stage. with volodymyr zelenskyy taking a turn from comedian starring in the series "servant of the people," to ukrainian president elected in 2019, his wife olena zelenska says she was ready for the adventure of a lifetime. [ speaking foreign language ] >> are you like most first ladies in that you didn't want your husband to run for office? was it similar for you? >> it was similar. [ speaking foreign language ]
>> reporter: but the first lady could have never predicted the unimaginable reality, their family and beloved ukrainian people face today, nearly 100 days after russian forces attacked. [ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: cities decimated and an estimated more than 4,000 ukrainians killed since the war began on february 24th. >> there must be so many stories. >> thousands of stories. >> are there ones that especially in the early stages that just almost brought you to your knees? [ speaking foreign language ]
crisis. your instagram post, the images of women and you said our current resistance also has a particularly female face. what do you mean by that? [ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: for the first lady it all hits close to home. their two children by her side as her husband leads the charge against the russian forces, oleksandra, 17, and their youngest, kyrylo, 9 years old. >> what are the conversations you have with them about it? [ speaking foreign language ]
>> can you explain more and what your hopes with this new initiative? [ speaking foreign language ] >> how do you see this ending? [ speaking foreign language ] >> mrs. zelenska, bless you and thank you. >> thank you very much for this interview. >> reporter: i got to tell you, the first lady was truly
appreciative and such grace. before -- before the show today the crew and i including our ep simone, we went for a walk around kyiv. the scars of war are evident. also evident, the structures that we saw, the architecture, the artifacts dating back to the 11th century, this country has really endured so much and the first lady told me she's confident, guys, that they will again. >> she had a powerful message. robin, stay safe. travel safe. see you when you get back. let's go to sam in miami. >> reporter: hey, good morning, george. so from the calm waters here at our perch at the art museum across biscayne bay, all is calm and quiet in the southern part of the state of florida. beautiful naples with that calm, still water shooting out from the coastline. this will go downhill rapidly starting tomorrow morning. let's show you why. on the latest information there's at least an 80% chance
what we're watching, look at that intent of cancun. that's that center of circulation developing. now it's getting shear from the middle of the gulf but it's going to take a southern path and we'll have strong winds by about 7:00 in the evening, already moving across key west and getting to the west coast of florida and naples. we talked about the rain. let me show you the windfield. as it whips 30 to 50-mile-per-hour gusts through the tip of florida the winds will be strong but the rain is likely to be the most damaging and we're really concerned about that flooding rain that will come through with the storm. so it's a fashion mover. it moves across the coast and exiting by the time we get into sunday morning. things are clearing out actually but look at the rain rates. from two to three inches in central florida to three to six across the northern part of south florida. but from naples to key largo it could be six to ten inches and i need to get you ready for the kind of flooding that can happen with that kind of rain in a short period of time. quick look at the country. it is gorgeous in chicagoland. that's the weather around the nation. here's what you can expect this morning.
drew: i'm abc 7 news meteorologist drew tuma with your accuweather forecast. partly cloudy skies, cooler today than yesterday. 80 in san jose, mid 80's inland, upper 80's the high and santa rosa. most of us will fall into the 50's as we head towards friday. a cooling trend continues tomorrow, increase clouds over the weekend -- we have a chance of light showers, we are not done yet. coming up, everybody, we have so much more from london. the extraordinary celebration honoring the queen's 70 years on the throne. our team right there with the crowd feeling all the excitement. stay with us.
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70's and 80's this afternoon. reggie: we will have another news update in about 30 minutes. you can always catch us on our news app and abc7news.com. >> announcer: welcome back to "gma" live from times square and london. ♪ and we are celebrating the queen's jubilee from here in times square. there you see it. this morning, of course, we are celebrating 70 years on the throne for queen elizabeth. >> and we want to go right back to amy and t.j. who are in the heart of it all right outside buckingham palace. how is it going, guys? >> reporter: oh, it is going fabulous. i mean, it has been such an honor to be here in london this morning right in front of buckingham palace for queen elizabeth's platinum jubilee. yes, we're all celebrating her 70 years on the throne. this has never happened before in the uk. we are literally watching history unfold this morning for
the first time. the prince of wales joined by prince william and princess anne were all on horseback taking on what would have been the queen's role at horse guards parade. the 96-year-old queen did not join the procession as she has in years past due to mobility issues. we saw her come out on that balcony and she received a salute from her soldiers. that was another first, but you could also just see the joy in her eyes, the smile on her face when she took in all the pomp and circumstance. >> reporter: and some even argue, look, this was first time we have seen on this scale the jubilee in the past few years because of covid so to have this come back in a much bigger way, some even argue that you know it felt better, it felt right to have her come out on the balcony and have that one moment. she's certainly the star of the show today but if there is a star 1a, it was probably louis, her great grandson, who was up there his first time -- the kids are riding in the carriage, the
first time we have seen this, you had george, charlotte and little louis. there he is on the balcony when the whole family came out, the working royals that were up there. he was chatting it up with his great grandmother and he was just having the time of his life. you're seeing the crowds there. this was really, really something to see. robes, we talked about this. we got chills. this was the air force flyover. bigger than it's ever been before. >> reporter: that was the grand finale. we were shaking, our studio, as we saw the magnificent planes and helicopters fly over. there's that 70. wow. that was a big crowd pleaser for the queen herself and for louis, we were watching him watch this incredible display of power and force and precision flying right over buckingham palace and the conversation that was going on between queen elizabeth ii and her great grandson louis was just adorable to watch. was it not? >> reporter: again, from every moment, you all, this has been -- we were just talking a
moment ago. this has been -- you could call this military precision. every moment we have seen today, they have been doing this, of course, for literally centuries here, but this is like something we've never seen before and they've been out of practice over the past few years, the horses have been out of practice. the members of the military -- and we had this note, there is such precision that some members of the military were carrying radios with them and in a discreet fashion. you couldn't see them but they had everything down to the second. every step was planned. everything today has been precise. but to lead to this moment -- and, robes, you see her there, this was when we saw her smile the pose and looked like she was really enjoying herself. 96 years old and going strong and this is all about service. >> reporter: you know who else was enjoying themselves? the crowds. the thousands of people who came from all around the world to witness history in the making to cheer on and celebrate queen elizabeth ii. james longman was there among the crowd watching it all. tell us what it's been like for
you this morning, james. >> reporter: amy, it's been extraordinary. you know, it made me so proud to be british more than anything else. after all the sadness the last couple of years because of covid, the union jacks are flying and the opportunity to celebrate service as you said and today people have been able to connect with military service men and women. here's jim, a veteran. how good to meet you. you are famous. what has it meant to be here? >> it's been fantastic and seen the whole trooping the colour, the crowds have been just wonderful. we must have had our photograph taken about -- >> all these people are lining up wanting to take your pictures. pull the cameras out. [ cheers ] desperate for a photograph of you and you've got a special thing to show us. one of the new medals. >> this is the platinum jubilee medal which has been awarded to all those with five years service in the military and in emergency services -- police, fire brigades, ambulances as well. today this is the first day
we've been allowed to wear it. >> what an honor. such an honor to speak to you. thank so much. >> thank you. >> go get some of these pictures. >> we will. >> where is that young man? up here. >> got you. there we go. >> reporter: and that's just -- james, thank you. that's just a taste of what we have been seeing the past several days. these crowd, thousands out here but they have been lining this mile down here as they call it for days. some people camping out trying to get the best stop they could. we've met a bunch of folks over the past couple days. many americans who visit london anyway, we were surprised at how many we ran into said i wasn't just here on vacation. i came specifically for the queen's jubilee. >> reporter: it was really cool to see people from america, people from all around the world to celebrate the queen. no one had a front see quite like maggie rulli. she is right on the ground. kind of near us right outside buckingham palace. tell us what you've been witnessing. >> reporter: hey, amy and t.j.,
we do. we have a front row seat. we are here with a crowd and i love it. everyone decked out in their flags and stuffed animal corgis and angela flew here all the way from vermont. you mentioned those americans. we met some of them in the crowd. this is a moment -- amy, you said it before. it is historic. it is unforgettable but what's amazing is that for people that have made this trip, they say they want to witness history and that's exactly what we saw today. celebrating 70 years on the throne. everyone we speak to says the same thing. they're here for the queen. they are here to celebrate. they are here to embrace their country. guys, i have to say it's been incredible to witness. but, t.j., you are also right because, yes, the queen was the star but that star 1a, little prince louis he came past us in the carriage and gave that wave. i mean, my heart just melted. that was by far the cutest surprise of the day. so we have just been living life down here, guys. >> reporter: you know what, like a lot of folks who may be seeing this for the first time, you can't help but get those chills.
i think louis who is enjoying this for the first time, being out there on the balcony with the family, he genuinely looked like he was enjoying this for the first time and taking all this in. yes, he is the young one, he's 4 waving and having a good old time but you're right, robes. n the balcony, he was something. the cutest moment to see him and his great grandmother just kind of chatting it up like family and not royals. >> reporter: they're just like us, t.j. >> reporter: right, i hear that. >> reporter: well, this is just day one, by the way, of the jubilee we should point out. there is a lot more in store including the lighting of the beacons tonight, the queen will light the principal beacon prosecutor windsor which will kick of a spectacle bigger than ever, hard to imagine but deb roberts has the details. deb, tell us what we can expect. >> reporter: okay, amy. well, first of all i have to tell you & t.j., maybe maggie and james are down amongst the crowd but i'm practicing my wave here with our crowd because folks are starting to file out of the area and they are festive
as you've seen and really happy. so we're having a great time up here too even though we're a little distant from the crowd. but as amy said, yeah, the beacon light ceremony will be happening today. it's fascinating because that was something that was used a warning during war times and - aggression but now it's become something celebratory, the beacon lighting. so it's going to start tonight, continuing on with the celebration as you say. the queen is going to light that initial beacon in windsor. she's going to lead buckingham palace and head back to windsor where she makes her home and throughout the 54 commonwealth nations, there will be more lights tonight, about 3,000, we're told and a lot of private lighting ceremonies. you can think of it as almost a torchlighting ceremony and it will be complete with trumpets and all kinds of pomp and circumstances the british do so well. then it'll wind up back here at buckingham palace where william will light the torch as well. so as you said, more to come even though things are starting
to quiet down here a little bit. but this party is really just getting jumping and i think tonight with that beacon lighting ceremony right after dark, it's just going to continue on through the night. amy, t.j.? >> reporter: okay, deb. deb, you got to let us see it one more time. let us see that wave. >> reporter: ah, she's got it down. >> reporter: she's done this before. >> reporter: there you have it. >> reporter: deb, thank you so much. we head back to new york now. look, there's a lot of -- we cover so much day in, day out. there's a lot going on in the world that unfortunately we do have to cover but this is a moment. certainly for this nation to stop, to honor, to celebrate and it is a nationwide celebration and showing really a love for this particular woman who has been so much a part of generations now in this country. >> reporter: yeah. the celebration like we've never seen before, and like no one has seen before in this country. guys, we send it back to you. >> looks like you're having so much fun. terrific celebration. a lot more coming up.
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♪ don't stop me now i'm having such a good time ♪ back with the platinum jubilee, the celebration this morning for queen elizabeth unlike anything we've ever seen before. millions watching and for many years we've watched the 96-year-old monarch reign supreme when it comes to pop culture from hit tv shows like "the crown" to helen mirren's oscar winning role in "the queen." t.j. and amy have more from
london. hey, guys. >> reporter: hey, this is all about the queen, right? we have been waiting and watching. she came out on the balcony twice. the second time i want to point out the queen is cool. she had sunglasses on. did you catch that? >> reporter: we did catch that. she is cool. of course, not just the hats and at 96 years old.p culture icon - one of the hottest names in hollywood, if you will. some of the most acclaimed shows and movies in recent years inspired by her life on and away from the throne. >> for better or worse the crown has landed on my head. >> reporter: claire foy. >> i am protecting democracy. >> reporter: oliva colman. >> we do things in this country quietly with dignity. >> reporter: and dame helen mirren taking on the role of a lifetime, all portraying queen elizabeth ii on the big and small screen solidifying the queen's place in pop culture. >> the queen is the most recognizable human being in the world. she's been an icon pretty much
since she was born. >> i would ask you to consider your response in light of the respect that my rank and my office deserve, not which my age and gender might suggest. >> reporter: the hit netflix series "the crown" takes a fictionalized look at the extraordinary life of elizabeth from princess to queen. >> the idea that she only learned she was going to be queen when she was 10 and then for it to come off the back of your father dying, you can't grieve them and you have to get on with it. she genuinely has gotten on with it her entire life. >> >> reporter: both crowned with emmys for their portrayal of queen elizabeth. >> i'm teary. i wish my dad was here to see this. >> reporter: dame helen mirren won rave reviews for her turn in "the queen." >> nowadays people want glamour and tears, the grand performance. i'm not very good at that. >> reporter: robin sat down with mirren after taking home the academy award for best actress in 2007. >> did you ever think of this moment?
>> i never thought i'd ever win an oscar. i kind of let go of it. i've had a great life and great career. it's absolutely fine. you don't need to win an oscar. i did. >> reporter: the queen's hairstyle, hat and handbags and unchanging profile reigning in pop culture referenced through music, television, cartoons and art. even pop art extraordinary andy warhol created silkscreens of the monarch in 1985 declaring i want to be as famous as the queen of england. >> reporter: let's bring in our friend and abc news royal contributor, we have victoria murphy here with more on the queen. just when we think we've seen it all, we've had 70 years with queen elizabeth ii on the throne we actually saw something for the first time today. what happened during all of the pomp and circumstance, we didn't see the queen as she normally comes in on a carriage, this time on the balcony. >> that's right, exactly. the first time she has taken the salute from the buckingham palace balcony.
the first time in her reign that she's done that. very special to see her up there surrounded by her family. kind of all the more special because a lot of us were holding our breath for this moment. i was at a briefing at buckingham palace just a few weeks ago and they were very open. they said to us, you know, we're not going to be able to tell you exactly when the queen is appearing at this jubilee. last minute, maybe even on the day itself and it wasn't until last night that we were told she is going to be there. she is going to be on the balcony. so to see her at the center of these celebrations on the first day i think just it feels very special. >> it feels special to the public. what does it feel like -- what is it like for the soldiers to take that moment? they are serving queen and country. >> this is an incredible moment for the military. trooping the colour is a ceremony that really emphasizes the formal link between the sovereign and the military. the sovereign is head of the armed forces and i think the queen is very mindful of the symbolism she brings and what that kind of means to the military families.
but also i think for her it's personal because let's remember she served in the military in the second world war. she was also married to a naval officer, prince philip, who was a naval officer. vry poignant he is not here today and, of course, her children and grandchildren in the military as well. >> well, victoria murphy, we appreciate you walking us through some of the incredible sights and sounds we heard today and there's a lot more to come. >> reporter: a lot more, but we hand it back to you in new york, stray. >> we look forward to what you're bringing shortly. now we go back to sam in miami. hey, sam. >> reporter: good morning, michael. so we had some big storms in texas and oklahoma and some incredible pieces of video. i just want to show you two of them. let me show you accumulating hail near midland area. this was two inches of drive-through hail. that's how crazy the storms were. then we talk about lightning. this was in oklahoma. you can get cloud to ground lightning but you can also get ground to cloud lightning and that's what was firing up there. here's where the storms are rolling during the day to day. you should watch this area as it moves towards the coastline from
philly all the way south toward norfolk, virginia, richmond, you're involved, washington, d.c. is as well. that's the weather around the drew: partly cloudy skies, a cooler day today. 60's and 70's around the shoreline and 80's inland. the cooling trend continues tomorrow, coming up, the queen's love for animals since she was a princess. we'll be right back. ♪
♪ welcome back to "gma." all eyes, of course, on queen elizabeth this morning as we honor and recognize her 70-year reign on the throne. before she even ascended the throne she always had a special place in her heart for animals. amy and t.j., you have more. we know she loves her horses and corgis. >> reporter: oh, that's right. we know the queen is a busy
woman. when she's not on official duty serving her people, we all know where she can be found, enjoying the simpler things that truly make her happy. when the queen turned 96 earlier this year she shared her official birthday portrait by photographer henry dallal, not with family but with two of her prized ponies. >> when you see her with horses people often say you do see a different side to her. >> reporter: she's often attended equestrian events and races cheering on her horses and her jockeys. >> ryan moore has won for her majesty, the queen. look at the delight here, the sheer joy. >> obviously every jockey gets really excited about putting those royal colors on, riding for the most famous woman in the whole wide world. you feel six inches taller. don't forget, jockeys are
normally short people. >> it's not just the racing for her, her majesty cares so much about how the horses go on after racing and she looks to follow what they're doing next. >> reporter: she's had a passion for ponies ever since receiving one named peggy on her 4th birthday. that love would stay with her throughout her life from riding with a young prince charles to taking a trot with president horseback well into her 90s. the duchess of cornwall discussing it with itv. >> she could tell you every horse she's bred and owned, you know, from the very beginning. she doesn't forget anything. i can hardly remember what i, you know, bred a year ago, but it's so -- she's encyclopedic, her knowledge. >> reporter: the only thing the queen may love as much as horses is those corgis. even starring alongside her and 007 to open the 2012 olympic games in london. the queen's father bringing home the first royal corgi, dukie when elizabeth was just 7 years old. she got one of her own for her 18th birthday naming her susan. >> that's the corgi from whom
many of her other corgis have since been descended and she even came on honeymoon with princess elizabeth and prince philip. >> reporter: her dogs, who she calls family, have flown with her on official travel and when she posed with england's rugby team after their world cup win, guess who also made the shot. >> a huge part of her personal life is her animals, her dogs and her horses and one of the things that must be very nice is the fact that actually the horses and dogs didn't have any knowledge of status. so the relationship that she has with them is entirely a personal relationship, entirely based on how she reacts to them, how they react to her. >> reporter: okay, the dogs are somewhat royalty as well. they actually get their own room at buckingham palace and they have a chef that prepares their meals for them. >> reporter: pretty remarkable. she's also responsible for creating her own breed of a dog
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