Events to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee have been announced by Buckingham Palace. The four-day bank holiday weekend will begin on Thursday 2nd June 2022 and run until Sunday 5th June 2022. Events will include a star-studded concert at Buckingham Palace as well as a Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral.
See below for a detailed day-by-day account on what is happening to commemorate The Queen’s seventy years on the throne;
Thursday 2nd June 2022
Trooping the Colour will take place in full for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic began. Over 1400 military personnel will take part as will 200 horses and over 400 musicians. The event will take place at Horse Guards Parade in London and it is widely expected that there will be a Buckingham Palace balcony appearance from Her Majesty The Queen and members of The Royal Family. A fly past is also expected to take place.
Also on Thursday, Platinum Jubilee beacons will be lit across the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories. For the first time ever, the capital cities of Commonwealth countries will also light a beacon. Though not confirmed yet, it is expected that Her Majesty will light the main Platinum Jubilee beacon somewhere close to Buckingham Palace.
Friday 3rd June 2022
Friday will see a Service of Thanksgiving held at St Paul’s Cathedral. Further details of the service are yet to be released though members of The Royal Family will likely attend as will various politicians and other dignitaries.
Saturday 4th June 2022
One of the busiest days of the celebration filled weekend, Saturday will begin with a visit to Epsom Downs for the Derby where Her Majesty will be joined by members of The Royal Family. On Saturday evening, the Platinum Party at the Palace will take place outside Buckingham Palace. The star-studded concert will see the biggest names in music and entertainment come together to celebrate The Queen’s long reign. Performers are yet to be announced and members of the public will be able to apply to attend the concert through a special ballot, details of which will be announced in due course. The concert is set to replicate the same extravaganza that was held for Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
Sunday 5th June 2022
The final day of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations will see the Big Jubilee Lunch take place and people across the United Kingdom are being encouraged to hold their own street parties in honour of Her Majesty’s reign. Sunday’s events will also see the Platinum Jubilee Pageant take place featuring over 5000 people from across the UK and the Commonwealth performing in the area around Buckingham Palace. Activities will include street arts, theatre, music, circus, carnival and costume.
As well as the four-day celebrations, year long celebrations will begin across the United Kingdom, Commonwealth and the world to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s seventy-year reign. Her Majesty The Queen is also expected to tour the United Kingdom as part of the year-long celebrations. Members of The Royal Family are expected to join her across the UK but also visit various parts of the Commonwealth, as they have done with previous jubilees.
It is reported The Queen is “looking forward” to her Platinum Jubilee celebrations after what has been a difficult year with the Covid-19 lockdown and the death of her husband, The Duke of Edinburgh.
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