Full details of a weekend of celebrations marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee have been revealed by Buckingham Palace.
The Queen is the first British monarch to celebrate the occasion of having ascended to the throne on February 6, 1952, when she was 25 years old.
The nation will come together to mark its 70th year on the throne and will be given an extra day off to participate in a four-day weekend of “blockbuster” celebrations.
The celebrations will include the 95-year-old monarch opening her private estates to the public and some of the world’s biggest stars performing outside Buckingham Palace.
What event will the Queen attend?
It is unclear what events the Queen will attend or participate in as she was ordered to rest by medics in October last year following an overnight stay in hospital for investigations preliminary unspecified.
It is believed that the bulk of the jubilee duties will be handed over to the rest of the Royal Family, including the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.
Her Majesty The Queen will celebrate her Platinum Jubilee from Thursday June 2 to Sunday June 5, 2022 🎉
– The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) June 2, 2021
The official jubilee celebrations will begin on Monday when Fortnum & Mason launch the Platinum Pudding competition to find a dish to dedicate to the Queen’s 70 years on the throne. Recipes will be judged by a panel of experts including Dame Mary Berry.
It is hoped that this serves as a lasting reminder, alongside the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative, which will continue to plant new trees to present to her at the end of the year.
From May 12th to 15th, more than 500 horses and 1000 artists are expected for a show in the grounds of Windsor Castle, which will take the audience on a journey through the history of Elizabeth I to the present day.
Further ceremonies will take place later in the year, starting Thursday, June 2, the first day of the special four-day holiday, when the Queen’s Birthday Parade (Trooping the Color) takes place in Horse Guards Parade.
On the same day, the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and the British Overseas Territories will come together to light a lighthouse at the same time as the main lighthouse at Buckingham Palace.
On Friday June 3, a Thanksgiving service for the Queen’s reign will take place at St. Paul’s Cathedral, ahead of the famous Platinum Party at the palace on Saturday June 4.
The artists have yet to be named, but it is billed as bringing together some of the biggest names in entertainment around the world.
Pupils in UK schools will be invited to get involved
People from across the country will sit together for the Great Jubilee Lunch on Sunday, June 5, the last day of the holiday.
Sandringham and Balmoral will also be open to residents and visitors to enjoy the celebrations throughout the long weekend.
Performers, dancers, musicians, servicemen, key workers and volunteers will tell the story of the Queen’s reign during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, which will see a River of Hope – made up of 200 silk flags – come together. make your way past the mall.
Schoolchildren across the country have been invited to create a picture of their hopes for the planet for the next 70 years, and some of their designs will be put on the flags.
From July, three exhibitions marking the Queen’s accession to the throne, the coronation and the jubilees will be presented in the official royal residences.