Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations Revealed: Contest, Baking Contest, Palace Parties and More
The Queen will celebrate her 70th birthday since taking the throne in February
An incredible program of events has been unveiled to celebrate the queen’s platinum jubilee This year. On February 6, she will become the first British monarch to celebrate her 70th birthday on the throne.
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There will be many special occasions and initiatives throughout the year, including the celebration of the Platinum Jubilee from May 12 to 15, during which 1000 artists and 500 horses will mark important moments in royal history through a 90 minute performance that will feature actors, musicians and global equestrian shows.
In summer, there will be a four-day bank holiday weekend, from Thursday June 2 to Sunday June 5.
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On June 2, the Queen’s annual parade, Color parade, will be a spectacular event, with the participation of 1200 officers, as well as musicians from the army and horses. Tickets to attend will be available by public ballot on the qbp.army.mod.uk website.
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On the same day, celebratory beacons will be lit in 1,500 towns, cities and towns across the UK, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and the British Overseas Territories.
On Friday June 3 there will be a service of thanksgiving for the Queen’s reign at St Paul’s Cathedral and on Saturday June 4, Buckingham Palace will welcome the BBC’s Platinum Party at the Palace, a live concert featuring big names in entertainment with a ballot for the opening of tickets in February.
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Sunday June 5 is the date of the Big Jubilee Lunch, with over 200,000 neighborhood events expected.
During this weekend, the Platinum Jubilee Pageant will see artists, dancers, musicians, servicemen, key workers and volunteers tell the story of the Queen’s reign through a combination of theater, music, circus and street performance.
A special River of Hope section will feature two hundred silk flags that appear as a moving river, with a section made up of children’s hopes for the planet that will be carried by high school students.
Last year Trooping the Color took place at Windsor Castle
There will also be events the public can participate in throughout the year, including the Queen’s Green Canopy, which sees green-fingered communities across the country plant trees to celebrate the Queen’s seven decades of service. .
The initiative is also working to protect 70 valuable old-growth trees and forests and to launch a training program to teach unemployed young people tree planting techniques.
The Platinum Pudding competition, meanwhile, will ask UK residents aged eight and over to creation of a new pudding dedicated to the queen.
The Platinum Jubilee Pageant will make its way along the mall
Five finalists will prepare their dessert for a jury of experts including Dame Mary Berry, Monica Galetti and Buckingham Palace chef Mark Flanagan, with the winning recipe made available to the public.
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Three special exhibitions marking the Queen’s accession, Coronation and Jubilees will be held in the official royal residences from July, with portraits of Her Majesty and items of her personal jewelry on display at Buckingham Palace, the coronation dress and the dress of succession at Windsor Castle and the outfits worn by Her Majesty to celebrate the silver, gold and diamond jubilees on display at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Celebrations will also take place on the private estates of the Queen, Sandringham and Balmoral, for local residents and visitors, including a free screening of the Platinum Party at the Palace in Royal Sandringham Park.
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