Next year Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her Platinum Jubilee, becoming the first British monarch to celebrate seventy years on the throne.
For this big milestone, Buckingham Palace has confirmed that a number of events have been planned to mark the occasion next year, with special plans for Trooping the Colour and a day out at the Epsom Derby races, where we will most likely see more members of the royal family together.
Throughout next year, Her Majesty and the royals will be travelling around the country, undertaking all kinds of engagements to mark the Platinum Jubilee. The people from the UK get an extended bank holiday from Thursday, June 2 to Sunday 5 to join in with the festivities.
In 2022 there will be celebrations such as the Queen’s annual birthday parade, better known as Trooping the Colour, with all of the monarch’s extended family coming out and gathering on the balconies of Buckingham Palace to watch the traditional RAF fly-past on June 2nd.
Fans will certainly happy to see some fan-favourite royals, such as Prince William and Kate Middleton’s children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, as well as their cousins Savannah and Isla Philips. We are certain that the young ones will be the highlight of the whole event.
The lighting of the Platinum Jubilee Beacons will also take place on the same day.
The next day, June third, a service of Thanksgiving for the Queen’s reign will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral.
At the Derby at Epsom Downs, the Queen will be joined by other royal family members. In the past, we have seen the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend and Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.
That evening, the BBC will stage and broadcast a special live concert-Platinum Party at the Palace where the biggest entertainment stars will perform at Palace.
And to cap things off for the special Bank Holiday of celebrations, the big Jubilee Lunch will take place on Sunday, June fifth, when people are invited to get together with their neighbours and friends in the form of street parties and barbecues.
The Platinum Jubilee Pageant is also planned for the same day, with over 5,000 people from across the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth joining in at Buckingham Palace and the surrounding streets.
The whole “festival” combines street arts, theatre, music, circus, carnival and costume in celebrations of the service of Her Majesty’s reign, as well as honouring the collective services of people and communities across the country.