Buckingham Palace has revealed the whole programme of events for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations this year.
Street celebrations, a performance by some of the world’s “greatest entertainment talents,” and an opportunity to see the Queen’s properties up close to honour the Queen’s 70th year on the throne. There will be a four-day UK bank holiday weekend from June 2nd to June 5th.
On Monday, the first event, a contest to create a new pudding to remember the Queen’s reign, will begin. Finalists will be judged by an expert panel that includes Masterchef’s Monica Galetti and Dame Mary Berry.
The winning recipe will be made public, and the pudding will be served at Big Jubilee Lunches throughout the bank holiday weekend.
On February 6th, the Queen will become the first British monarch to celebrate a 70-year reign with a Platinum Jubilee.
A series of celebrations will take place throughout the year.
The first week in June was chosen for the celebration weekend, as it did for the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilees, because summer provides a better chance of good weather than February.
The late May Spring Bank Holiday will be moved to 2 June, with an additional one-off bank holiday on 3 June to complete the four-day weekend. Which events the Queen will personally attend is unknown.
Her medical team advised her to relax for several weeks after an overnight hospital stay in October.
The rest of the family, including the heir to the throne, the Prince of Wales, and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, will very certainly be assigned the majority of the jubilee tasks. The Queen will be celebrating her first jubilee since her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, died in April of last year.
There will be puddings, parties, parades, and pageants in commemoration of the platinum jubilee. There isn’t really a structure for honouring a British monarch’s 70-year reign because it hasn’t happened before.
The closest was Queen Victoria, who lived to be 63 years old, and Louis XIV of France, who lived to be 72 years old.
The “platinum pudding” competition follows in the footsteps of royal-themed treats like Coronation Chicken, which was produced in 1953 to commemorate the Queen’s coronation. As a result, expect a slew of amusing puns.
The ceremonies also serve as a reminder of the Queen’s importance during her reign. According to a recent study, she is the only monarch who has ever been known by 85 percent of the population.
Many people’s memories will be rekindled as a result of this.
Guests will be allowed to visit Sandringham and Balmoral for the duration of the celebrations, which will take place over the long weekend in June.
During the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, a River Of Optimism, made up of 200 silk banners embroidered with motifs of optimism drawn by children, will wind its way around the Mall in central London.
As part of the Queen’s Green Canopy project to mark the year, 60,000 trees have already been planted, with citizens encouraged to “plant a tree for the jubilee.”
On January 10th, the Platinum Pudding Competition will commence. To honour the Queen’s reign, the public is asked to cook a dinner.
A 90-minute performance at Windsor Castle from the 12th to the 15th of May will feature over 500 horses and 1,000 performers, bringing the audience on a journey through history from Elizabeth I to the present day.