Ed Sheeran to crown Queen’s Four-Day Jubilee Party

British pop superstar Ed Sheeran was set to unveil four days of important national celebrations in honor of Queen Elizabeth II’s historic platinum jubilee on Sunday.

The multi-award winning singer-songwriter will perform in the closing ceremony of a one-day show praising the monarch’s record of 96 years in seven decades on the throne, at the end of a long weekend of festivities across Britain.

Sheeran is one of several ‘national treasures’ set to pay a ‘special tribute’ to the Queen against the backdrop of Buckingham Palace, to mark the milestone achieved by a British sovereign.

Meanwhile, millions are expected to attend the ‘Big Jubilee Lunch’ picnic, which also includes the world record attempt for longest street party.

It is unclear whether the Queen will make any personal appearance at the pageant, being forced to skip several Platinum Jubilee celebrations due to mobility issues.

The four-day celebrations began with pomp and pageantry on Thursday marking the official anniversary of the Trooping the Color military parade, which was followed by beacon lighting ceremonies across the country.

She made two public performances that day in front of huge crowds on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, then launched the beacon lighting at Windsor Castle.

On Friday, the focus was on the traditional Church of England Thanksgiving service led by members of the royal family – and the return of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan – in the sacred setting of St Paul’s Cathedral in London.

Then on Saturday, the tone became more festive as Motown legend Diana Ross and Italian opera legend Andrea Bocelli led a ‘platinum party’ outside Buckingham Palace.

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– spectacle –

Sunday’s Platinum Jubilee pageant will begin with a military competition celebrating personnel from Britain’s armed forces as well as many of the other 53 Commonwealth countries.

The Household Cavalry Mounted Band – the UK’s largest regular military band – will lead the Gold State coach along a packed route to Buckingham Palace.

10,000 people will then stage a street performance showcasing popular culture from the seven decades of the Queen’s reign with music, dance, fashion, youth culture and classic cars.

Street plays, carnivals and artists from other genres will also participate in celebrating his extraordinary life.

Among the highlights, an aerial cast suspended below a giant helium balloon, called the Heliosphere, contains an effigy of the sovereign.

The carnival will feature a giant oak tree surrounded by maypole dancers, a giant moving wedding cake echoing Bollywood hits, a giant dragon and a three-storied animal.

The show will conclude with a rendition of the UK national anthem, ‘God Save the Queen’ and Sheeran’s much-anticipated performance.

Earlier on Sunday, 10 million people are expected to attend the Big Jubilee lunch picnic across the country.

More than 70,000 people signed up for such picnics in villages, towns and cities, with families, neighbors and entire communities coming together for food and drinks.

From Canada to Brazil, New Zealand to Japan and South Africa to Switzerland, more than 600 lunches are also planned in the Commonwealth and beyond.

A major party with specially invited guests will take place at the Oval Cricket Ground in London.

– ‘full circle’ –

Sheeran, 31, will close out the platinum jubilee celebrations by singing her 2017 hit “Perfect.”

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Ahead of her appearance, the “Shape of You” singer-songwriter revealed that 2002’s “Party at the Palace” to mark the Queen’s golden jubilee actually inspired her extraordinarily successful music career.

On TV, he saw Eric Clapton perform his classic song “Layla” and decided “this is what I want to do,” he wrote on Instagram.

Sheeran performed at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert 10 years ago.

“Life is strange in how fascinatingly it comes full circle,” he said.

Her main performance will be followed by Saturday night’s ‘Platinum Party’, which featured a series of stars on stage outside Buckingham Palace, with Prince Charles and his son Prince William paying personal tributes to the Queen’s decades of service.

“You’ve pledged to serve your whole life – you continue to deliver,” Charles said in his touching message to “Mom,” which he ended by saying “Three cheers to Her Majesty.”

The nearly three-hour concert televised by the Monarch of Windsor came after two busy days of festivities on Thursday and Friday, which have been designated public holidays.

Prolonged pub opening hours, various street parties and other events celebrating the Queen’s central place in the lives of most surviving Britons have been credited with temporarily allaying the gloom of the worsening cost of living crisis.

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