The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will be celebrated with national events including a live concert, a service of thanksgiving to some of the world’s biggest stars – and a day at the races.
Buckingham Palace has announced further details of its plans to mark the monarch’s 70 years of rule during a special four-day bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June 2022.
Individual members of the royal family have not yet been named in the plans, but it is likely that the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and other members of the monarchy will attend various events.
During the Saturday of the long weekend – the Platinum Party at the Palace – a live concert will be staged at Buckingham Palace.
The cast is yet to be named, but it is billed as bringing together some of the biggest artists in the world entertainment Stars celebrate the most important and joyous moments of the Queen’s seven-decade reign.
Other highlights include a day at the race for the Queen – a keen horse breeder – and her family who will fill the royal box for the Derby held at Epsom Downs before the concert.
The four-day weekend will begin on Thursday with Trooping the Colour, which will be staged in full for the first time since the pandemic.
Platinum Jubilee Beacons will also be lit across the UK, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and the UK Overseas Territories – a tradition used to celebrate royal anniversaries, weddings and coronations.
For the first time, ceremonial bonfires will be lit in each capital city of the Commonwealth of Nations to celebrate the Queen’s milestone.
Thanksgiving will be held at St. Paul’s Cathedral on Saturday for the Queen’s reign.
On Sunday, the last day of the Bank Holiday weekend, communities across the country will come together for the Big Jubilee Lunch.
People will be invited to share friendship, food and fun with the neighbors as part of the celebrations.
A Platinum Jubilee pageant will also be staged in the capital during Sunday, which will be attended by over 5,000 people from the UK and Commonwealth.
The event will take place against the backdrop of Buckingham Palace and the surrounding streets and will feature street art, theatre, musicCelebrate the Queen’s service to the circus, carnivals and costumes, and honor the collective service of people and communities across the country.
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