Queen’s Jubilee: Discover the Full Schedule of Celebrations for the 70 Years of the Reign of Elizabeth II

England will celebrate 70 years of Her Majesty from 2 to 5 June 2022. The event is even more significant for the state as Elizabeth II holds the record for longevity on the British throne.

The party promises to be grand. The United Kingdom celebrates the Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II from June 2 to June 5. A unique and eagerly awaited event, aimed at celebrating 70 years of reign of the Queen of England.

Buckingham Palace tweeted: “The Queen is the first British monarch to celebrate Platinum Jubilee, taking the throne on February 6, 1952 at the age of 25.” A few days before the event, the schedule for this long weekend was unveiled on the official website of the Royal Family of England. Buckingham Palace has planned four days, including two holidays, for the occasion. If London will be the nerve centre, more than 200,000 events are planned in total.

Surrounded by his family – and even younger Lillibet, who will be visiting him for the first time in London, the 96-year-old monarch will attend few meetings if his physical condition, which has recently degraded, makes it difficult for him to allows.

Thursday June 2

A spectacular tribute, the “Trooping the Colour” ceremony will officially mark the birthday of Elizabeth II (born in April, of course, but June’s mild temperatures are more conducive to enjoying a party outside).

More than 1,500 soldiers and musicians from the British Army will parade during this military parade along with horses bred two centuries ago.

The much-awaited, traditional presence of the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to greet the crowd will be the high point of the day. Then comes the time to admire the Royal Air Force flypast.

Note that neither Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who released themselves from royal obligations by going into exile in the United States, nor Prince Andrew, who has been involved in sexual assault cases, sided with the sovereign during this traditional salute. will appear. visor.

“After careful consideration, the Queen has decided that the traditional balcony attendance for Trooping the Colour on Thursday 2 June will be limited to Her Majesty and members of the Royal Family who attend official public events in the Queen’s name”, Indeed A spokesman for the palace indicated.

In tribute to Her Majesty, more than 2,800 signal lights – like so many symbols of “unity between cities, borders, countries and continents”, will be lit at the top of the palace and the four highest peaks in the whole of Britain. The country, as well as the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and the British Overseas Territory, have been declared.

From Tonga and Samoa in the South Pacific to Belize in the Caribbean, 54 Commonwealth capitals on five continents will lend this dazzling sweep. Nine bridges spanning the River Thames in London will also be illuminated, as will the iconic Beatty Tower in the capital, as well as several cathedrals in England.

Friday, June 3

A mass of thanks will be held at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London for the 70-year reign of Elizabeth II, and the Great Paul Bell (Great Paul Bell) will be played on this occasion, which is very rare.

This 1882 bell is the largest church bell in the country. Its mechanism broke down in the 1970s but was repaired last year. Since then it has played only eight times.

Saturday 4 June

Horse racing enthusiasts, the Queen is expected to participate in the 243rd edition of the famed Epsom Derby, one of the most prestigious horse races in the world.

In the evening, some 22,000 people, including 5,000 “key workers” during the pandemic, are expected to attend a large party at Buckingham Palace, the BBC Platinum Party. Headliners include Queen + rockers Adam Lambert, Motown legend Diana Ross and iconic pop star Elton John.

Alicia Keys, Nile Rodgers and Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will also perform on stage three of this major two-and-a-half-hour concert, which will be broadcast live at the Paris premiere in France.

Sunday June 5

Millions of people across the country will attend festive outdoor meals, for the “Big Lunch”, a tradition that has been going on since 2009.

More than 600 lunches are also planned in Commonwealth countries from Canada to Brazil, New Zealand to Japan and South Africa to Switzerland, and the rest of the world.

This final day of festivities will culminate in a large celebratory parade in central London, which will go to Buckingham Palace. The Platinum Jubilee pageant will specifically invite children from across the UK to take part in the ‘River of Hope’ procession.

Forming an important part of the pageant, the procession will include two hundred silk flags that will descend from the mall imitating the moving river. These flags will have a very symbolic message as they will be decorated with pictures representing the hopes of the children for the next 70 years.

Musicians, artists, dancers, comedians: around 10,000 people will take part in a great show exploring the transformation of society since the Queen’s accession to the throne in 1952. It will end with an interpretation of the national anthem, “God Save the Queen”. , outside the palace, led by British pop star, described as ‘a national treasure’, Ed Sheeran, who said he was ‘very proud to be part of the ceremony’.

“It’s something unique. In our entire history, we’ve never had the opportunity to celebrate 70 years of rule”, meanwhile declared AFP Adrian Evans, grand master of celebrations in which he wanted all the British wanted.

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