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Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations

Any royal fan knows the importance of dressing for the occasion, and those who gathered along The Mall certainly didn’t disappoint on Thursday.

Whether it’s getting creative with the Union Jack or being inspired by the Queen’s troops, CNN met some of those who brought their royal fashion A-game.

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

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

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

“I made this dress. I made my dressesĀ 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 celebrations for the Golden and Diamond Jubilees, as well as royal weddings.

The pair, kitted out in several Union Jack flags, said they enjoy making friends with new people who are enjoying the celebrations. Conway added that it’s her birthday today — even more reason to celebrate.

Moira Smith and Sally Conway photographed near The Mall in full Union Jack attire on June 2.
Moira Smith and Sally Conway photographed near The Mall in full Union Jack attire on June 2. (Hafsa Khalil/CNN)

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

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

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

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

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