The long-awaited four-day Platinum Jubilee celebration officially began Thursday morning. Queen Elizabeth II became the first British monarch to be honoured. The four-day festival starts with trooping the colour and will continue with parties and pageantry to mark the longest served duration of Queen Elizabeth II.
The celebration kicked out on Thursday, June 2 and will finish on Sunday, June 5. However, due to the rarity of the occasion, the events have been occurring since the beginning of 2022.
Events on platinum jubilee occasion. (H2)
Day 1 events.
The monarch’s birthday procession, often known as Trooping the Color, kicked off the festivities on the first day.
Even though the queen turned 96 in April, this is a genuine birthday celebration, with almost 1,400 troops, 200 horses, and 400 musicians participating in the procession.
The procession, however, was full of recognisable faces, as royal observers witnessed on Thursday.
Members of the royal family rode in horse-drawn carriages along the parade route, some on horsebacks, such as the queen’s son Prince Charles and her daughter Princess Anne.
The queen traditionally takes centre stage in platinum Jubilee parades, riding in her royal carriage and concluding the procession on Buckingham Palace’s balcony. Such was not the case this time. The Queen directly appeared on the Buckingham Palace balcony.
Day 2 events.
A Thanksgiving platinum jubilee service will take place at the St. paul cathedral. Unfortunately, the queen will not be attending.
The palace reported, “The Queen loved today’s Birthday Parade and Flypast, but she felt a little uncomfortable.” “Her Majesty has reluctantly chosen not to attend tomorrow’s National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral because of the distance and activities involved.”
The queen eventually thanked for such memorable celebrations and events organised to honour 70 years on the throne and attended them in a good spirit.
Day 3 events.
Elizabeth and several of her family members will attend the Epsom Downs Derby.
The BBC will host the Platinum Party at Buckingham Palace on the same day. The evening will feature performances by Sir Elton John and Sir Rod Stewart and appearances by Hamilton and other musicals’ casts.
Day 4 events.
To commemorate the celebration, the British people will get together and arrange individual festivities. Thousands of people around the country organised street celebrations on Sunday with official support. A large picnic lunch will take place in Windsor, west of London, where the queen’s principal residence is Windsor Castle.
Here’s why this platinum jubilee is different from the past ones. (H2)
Queen Elizabeth always had her husband at her side at every event she was a part of, whether it was her silver jubilee in 1977, golden jubilee in 2002, diamond jubilee in 2012, or sapphire jubilee in 2017.
This jubilee is Queen Elizabeth’s first birthday celebration since Prince Philip passed away in April at 99.
Who all are attending this celebration from the royal family?
The Queen “intends to attend” both Trooping the Colour and the National Thanksgiving Service but won’t confirm her attendance until closer to the time. The Queen has mobility issues and recently withdrew from several occasions.
The Duke of York and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will not be present for Trooping the Colour on the Buckingham Palace balcony. Members of the Royal Family currently doing formal public obligations are not permitted to attend.
During the bank holiday weekend, senior members of the Royal Family will travel to the UK.
Members of the Royal Family have also embarked on several tours. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited Canada in May after a trip to Ireland in March. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Belize, Jamaica, and the Bahamas as part of their royal trip.
Some unusual Platinum Jubilee Events.
Many unusual events occur on this occasion, such as a baking competition. All UK citizens aged eight and up are eligible to enter the Platinum Pudding competition.
They must submit their recipe and a photograph of their pudding or dessert. The Queen’s Green Canopy is an innovative endeavour to commemorate the jubilee. The campaign’s motto is “plant a tree for the jubilee until 2022 to safeguard the country’s future. The effort aims to save 70 varieties of old trees.
There’s something for everyone to celebrate the Queen’s silver jubilee, whether it’s street celebrations, parades, puddings, or tree planting.
What the Queen has to say. (H4)
Even though the queen had been out of sight for a long time, owing to health and mobility concerns, she nevertheless looked forward to the platinum jubilee in December during the Christmas celebrations.
At the moment, she expected this occasion to be an opportunity for everyone to enjoy and celebrate the sense of togetherness. A chance to express appreciation for the tremendous social, scientific, and cultural transformations during the previous seventy years while simultaneously looking forward with optimism.”