Jubilee Events 2022
In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, seventy years of service, having acceded to the throne on 6th February 1952 when Her Majesty was 25 years old. Throughout the year, Her Majesty and members of the Royal Family will travel around the country to undertake a variety of engagements to mark this historic occasion culminating with the focal point of the Platinum Jubilee Weekend in June – one year from today.
The Central Jubilee Weekend: An extended bank holiday, from Thursday 2nd June, to Sunday 5th June, will provide an opportunity for communities and people throughout the United Kingdom to come together to celebrate the historic milestone. The four days of celebrations will include public events and community activities, as well as national moments of reflection on The Queen’s 70 years of service.
Below is a full list of events taking place around the central Jubilee weekend, provided by HM Government, The Palace, The Jubilee Statue 2022 Trust, and The British Monarchists Society.
Wednesday 1st June
The Monarchists International Conference: Sponsored by XXXX this conference brings together monarchists from around the world. With guest speakers closest to The Crown, workshops, and a traditional luncheon provided for attending delegates, this conference is a “not to be missed” event! Before the afternoon session end, delegates will be treated to a lovely British Afternoon Tea break before being invited to join Monarchist leaders, founders and Patrons from around the world for a lovely cocktail reception later in the evening. To learn more about this popular event, see a list of speakers and workshop presenters, and to book tickets, Click Here.
Thursday 2nd June
The Queen’s Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour): Over 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians will come together in the traditional Parade to mark The Queen’s official birthday, usually held on the second Saturday in June. Beginning at Buckingham Palace, the Parade will move down The Mall to Horse Guard’s Parade, joined by Members of the Royal Family on horseback and in carriages. The Parade will close with the traditional RAF fly-past, watched by The Queen and Members of the Royal Family from the Buckingham Palace balcony.
BMS Jubilee BBQ: Join the British Monarchists Society on the River Thames for a fantastic outdoor luncheon following the Queen’s Birthday Parade. To learn more about this popular event, and to book tickets, Click Here.
Platinum Jubilee Beacons: The United Kingdom’s long tradition of celebrating Royal Jubilees, Weddings and Coronations with the lighting of beacons will be continued to mark the Platinum Jubilee. Beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories. For the first time, beacons will also be lit in each of the capital cities of the Commonwealth countries to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Friday 3rd June
Service of Thanksgiving: A Service of Thanksgiving for The Queen’s reign will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral. Further events will be announced in due course.
The Platinum Jubilee Ball: A formal evening of jubilation to celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 years on the throne as Queen of the United Kingdom and Her realms and Territories across the sea. Enjoy an evening of iconic British entertainment complete with a sumptuous four-course dinner, champagne toast, and dancing well into the evening. To learn more about this popular event, and to book tickets, Click Here.
Saturday 4th June
The Derby at Epsom Downs: Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by Members of the Royal Family, will attend the Derby at Epsom Downs.
Platinum Party at the Palace: The BBC will stage and broadcast a special live concert from Buckingham Palace that will bring together some of the world’s biggest entertainment stars to celebrate the most significant and joyous moments from The Queen’s seven decade reign. Members of the public will be invited to apply to attend this special event and details of the ballot for UK residents to secure audience tickets will be released in due course.
Sunday 5th June
The Big Jubilee Lunch: Every year since the idea began in 2009 The Big Lunch has encouraged communities to celebrate their connections and get to know each other a little bit better, coming together in a spirit of fun and friendship. In 2022 The Big Lunch will bring the Jubilee celebrations into the heart of every community. People are invited to share friendship, food and fun with neighbours as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. A Big Jubilee Lunch can be big or small – street party or picnic, tea and cake or a garden barbeque. The Big Lunch provides tips and ideas for hosting an event.
The Platinum Jubilee Pageant: A pageant featuring over 5,000 people from across the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth will take place against the backdrop of Buckingham Palace and the surrounding streets. It will combine street arts, theatre, music, circus, carnival and costume and celebrate the service of Her Majesty’s reign, as well as honouring the collective service of people and communities across the country.