More than 1,000 people came out to participate in or watch Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee celebration Monday morning in front of the Legislative Assembly.
Central George Town was decked out with hundreds of British and Caymanian flags and other decorations for the event, which not only attracted residents, but tourists as well.
The event, which was also attended by many of Cayman’s top government elected and nonelected officials, included a parade, a 21-gun salute, a royal salute and three cheers for Her Majesty the Queen.
Bishop Nicholas Sykes delivered prayer for the Queen and Rudy Myles sang Cayman’s national song, Beloved Isle Cayman.
After arriving, Cayman Islands Governor Duncan Taylor inspected the parade and then took the centre podium for the proceedings. He later gave remarks, which included words from the Queen.
With Premier McKeeva Bush away in London to attend the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee ceremonies there, Cabinet Minister Mike Adam spoke on behalf of the Cayman Islands government.
The parade incorporated groups from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, the Cayman Islands Fire Service and many other groups, including Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.