How To Celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022

How To Celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022

Celebrations for the Queen’s 70 years of service will occur this coming weekend

Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate Platinum Jubilee this year, marking an unprecedented 70 years of service to the UK, Realms and Commonwealth. 

To honour this anniversary, events and initiatives will be held throughout 2022, concentrating on a four day UK bank holiday weekend from Thursday June 2nd to Sunday June 5th. During these four days, celebrations such as community activities, public events and national moments of reflection of the Queen’s 70 years of service will occur. 

Thursday 2nd June

The Queen’s Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour): Over 1,400 parading soldiers alongside 200 horses and 400 musicians will gather together in the traditional Parade to witness The Queen’s official birthday, which is usually held on the second Saturday in June. Seated viewing of Trooping at Horse Guards Parade’s tickets are now sold out, but people could watch the event via large screens placed at St James’s Park. For the people outside of the UK, the show will be broadcasted live on BBC and Sky television. 

Platinum Jubilee Beacons: The lighting of beacons is dedicated for the celebration of long traditions such as the Royal Jubilees, Coronations and Weddings. During the event, all British farmers and landowners are invited to light beacons on Thursday 2nd June 9.15pm to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

There are three kinds of beacon events:

  • Community Beacons - Communities, charities and different groups throughout the regions of the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories will lit thousands of beacons. 
  • Commonwealth Beacons - Beacons of 54 capital cities of the Commonwealth will shine brightly amidst this event.
  • Principal Beacon - The Beacon will be lit on 2nd June at Buckingham Palace in a special ceremony.

Find out more at: www.queensjubileebeacons.com 

Friday 3rd June

On Friday 3rd June, a Service of Thanksgiving will be held at St Paul's Cathedral to honour the Queen's reign. Great Paul, the largest church bell in the UK, will be rung for the Service. The bell was made in 1882 but fell silent in the 1970s due to a broken mechanism. It was restored in 2021 and has been rung on 8 occasions since, but this is the first royal occasion it will be rung for. On Saturday 4th June, The Derby at Epsom Downs will take place, which Her Majesty The Queen and the Members of the Royal Family will attend.

Saturday 4th June

The Derby at Epsom Downs: Her Majesty The Queen along with the Members of the Royal Family will attend the Derby at Epsom Downs Racecourse.

Platinum Party at the Palace: Expect global pop stars, opera singers, TV and film personalities as well as a live orchestra to attend the Platinum Party at the Palace and celebrate some of the most defining cultural moments from the Queen's reign. As for this year's Jubilee, it is announced that George Ezra will be performing at the concert. BBC One and iPlayer will be broadcasting the event. 

Sunday 5th June

The Big Jubilee Lunch: Friends, family and communities are encouraged to come together across the UK to enjoy a street party or celebratory lunch in their local areas.

The Platinum Jubilee Pageant: Several plans have been announced for the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, which will conclude the celebratory bank holiday weekend. The Pageant is a four-section event that will occur outside Buckingham Palace and display her Majesty’s 70-year reign story. Performers at the event include Ed Sheeran, Alan Titchmarsch and Sir Cliff Richard. Expect to be amazed by street arts, music, theatre, carnival, circus and costume. The event is free to attend and you can watch the full show on BBC One and iPlayer. Read the BBC's full Platinum Jubilee TV line-up here.

https://www.countryliving.com/uk/news/a39890561/platinum-jubilee-bbc/ 

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