Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: All the events taking place to mark 70 years on the throne

Buckingham Palace has revealed the line-up of celebrations deliberate for 2022 to have fun the Queen’s platinum jubilee.

This yr, Her Majesty marks her seventieth yr on the throne. It is the first time any British royal has celebrated a platinum jubilee.

In honour of the special day, the palace has unveiled an extended checklist of events, spanning from January by way of to July.

The proceedings will kick off with a “platinum pudding competition” on 10 January, when members of the public might be invited to create a dish to dedicate to the Queen’s reign.

“To mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee a nationwide baking competition sets out to find a brand new pudding dedicated to The Queen,” Buckingham Palace mentioned in a press release.

Applications are open to UK residents aged 8 and over and 5 finalists might be chosen to current their puddings to a panel together with former Great British Bake Off decide Dame (*70*) Berry and Buckingham Palace’s head chef Mark Flanagan.

A 3-day celebration will take place from 12 May till 15 May, together with a 90-minute present at Windsor Castle, that includes greater than 500 horses and 1,000 performers, during which the viewers might be taken on a journey by way of royal historical past spanning Elizabeth I to the current day.

Next up is the financial institution vacation on 2 June, when the Queen’s annual birthday parade, often known as Trooping the Colour, will take place. Taking place on Horse Guards Parade, the parade will embrace the 1st Battalion, Irish Guards and greater than 1,200 officers and troopers from the Household Division.

The Queen’s residences at Sandringham and Balmoral might be open for residents and guests throughout the Bank Holiday.

Additionally, a beacon might be lit in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace to mark the Jubilee, with beacons additionally lit in the Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories.

On 3 June, the Service of Thanksgiving for the Queen’s reign might be held at St Paul’s Cathedral.

The subsequent day on 4 June, there might be a platinum social gathering at Buckingham Palace, with a few of the world’s greatest stars anticipated to carry out, although no names have been launched at this stage.

On 5 June, there might be a Big Jubilee Lunch, with avenue events taking place throughout the UK to mark the finish of the Bank Holiday.

Finally, a Platinum Jubilee Pageant might be held in London which is able to inform the story of the Queen’s 70-year reign. The pageant will embrace a “river of hope” part that features 200 silk flags meant to appear as if a river because it travels down The Mall.

In July, shows might be put up by the Royal Collection Trust at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse so as to mark the Queen’s rise to the throne.

Additional reporting by PA

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