A Platinum Party at the Palace and a special Jubilee flypast will mark Queen Elizabeth II’s 70th reign on the throne
Your Majesty became the only British monarch to celebrate his 70th anniversary on the throne in February, and it was a special celebration four day holiday takes place in June.
Various official events were organized during these four days, from June 2nd to 5th.
But what exactly are these events and when will they take place?
Here’s what you need to know.
When is the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee?
The Platinum Jubilee takes place on Friday 3 June 2022, similar to the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilees, although it is also hoped that the summer month will be better weather.
What events are planned for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee?
A number of official events are planned for the platinum anniversary:
Thursday June 2nd
Trooping the Color: The Queen’s Birthday Parade takes place on Thursday 2 June from 11am.
The flag will be carried by the 1st Battalion of the Irish Guards and more than 1200 officers and men from the Household Division will display military displays at the Horse Guards Parade along with hundreds of army musicians and around 240 horses.
This annual event has now marked the British Sovereign’s official birthday for over 260 years.
A royal gun salute is fired during the Queen’s Birthday Parade.
As in years past, once the parade has ended and the royal procession has returned to Buckingham Palace, the Royal Family’s balcony appearance will take place.
There will also be a special flyby to match the royal family’s balcony appearance.
Viewers can watch the event live on BBC and Sky.
Platinum Anniversary Fire: The UK’s long tradition of celebrating royal anniversaries, weddings and coronations by lighting bonfires continues for the Platinum Jubilee.
A chain of beacons has become a symbol of unity across cities, borders, countries and continents.
In 1977, 2002 and 2012, beacons commemorated the Queen’s Silver, Gold and Diamond Jubilees and Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday in 2016.
There are three types of beacon events; Community Beacons, Commonwealth Beacons, and the Principle Beacon.
Over 1,500 beacons will be lit in the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories.
Beacons will also be lit in all 54 Commonwealth capitals.
The main bonfire will be lit at 9pm in a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
Friday June 3rd
thanksgiving service: A thanksgiving service for the Queen’s reign is held at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.
Great Paul, the country’s largest church bell, is rung for the service. It was made in 1882 but fell silent in the 1970s due to a defective mechanism.
It was restored in 2021 and has been rung eight times since then, but this will be the first royal event it will be rung for.
Saturday June 4th
The Derby at Epsom Downs: Her Majesty will attend the Derby at Epsom Downs, accompanied by members of the Royal Family.
Platinum Party at the Palace: There will be a platinum party at the castle on Saturday, June 4th.
At the celebration, celebrity singers will perform musical tributes to celebrate the platinum anniversary, although it is not yet known who they are.
A total of 22,000 people will attend the event, including 10,000 allocated in a public vote and 5,000 tickets for key workers.
Live coverage of the event will be presented by Kirsty Young and Roman Kemp on BBC One. BBC iPlayer.
Sunday June 5th
The big anniversary dinner: Over ten million people across the UK are expected to attend the celebrations to share food and fun with members of their local community at large anniversary dinners.
Over 60,000 people have signed up to host these luncheons over the bank holiday weekend, with events ranging from world record attempts for the longest street party to backyard barbecues.
In addition, over 600 international grand jubilee dinners are planned across the Commonwealth and beyond, from Canada to Brazil, New Zealand to Japan and South Africa to Switzerland.
If you want to host a big anniversary dinner, you can still do it register online to receive a free packet of advice on how to get street parties going.
The Platinum Anniversary Competition: The pageant will provide an opportunity for thousands of people to pay tribute to Her Majesty.
It will bring to life iconic moments from the Queen’s reign and showcase the changing society over the past seven decades.
The golden state carriage, led by the sovereign’s escort, will lead the pageant.
The latest in digital technology is used to evoke the excitement of the historic day in 1952 when the Queen began her journey to be crowned.
The Queen will not be traveling in the royal golden state carriage, but the palace has announced there will be a surprise.
A total of 10,000 people will be involved, including the military, over 6,000 volunteers, artists, key workers and 2,500 members of the general public.
Famous faces from music, film, sports and the arts will also take part in the pageant, but who they are is not yet known.
The pageant will culminate with the singing of the national anthem God Save the Queen and a gospel choir to the tune of the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines.
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