The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Thursday 26th May 2022

2022 is the Platinum Jubilee year for Her Majesty the Queen, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth, the longest reign of any monarch in history.

There will be many events and activities celebrating the Queens Platinum Jubilee across the UK and beyond in the months leading up to the special extended bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June 2022.

From large public events through to street parties and garden parties, people across the UK will be celebrating, and providing weather conditions are kind, many of the activities will be taking place outside.


In the city of London more than 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.

Platinum Jubilee Pageant

The Platinum Jubilee Pageant will combine street arts, theatre, music, circus, carnival and costume to celebrate Her Majesty’s unwavering duty, love of the natural world and dedication to the Commonwealth.

The Platinum Jubilee Pageant is a true family celebration and is inviting children from across the UK to play a part in the ‘River of Hope’ procession.

The procession is set to be a stunning spectacle incorporating two hundred silk flags which will process down The Mall, emulating a moving river. Primary and secondary school children have been invited to create a picture of their hopes and aspirations for the planet over the next 70 years.

The ‘River of Hope’ section is being choreographed by Kinetika Bloco with music by one hundred young players from London and Edinburgh. 

The artwork for the flags will be focused on climate change and incorporates the children’s messages for the future.

The Queens Platinum Jubilee Concert

The Queens Platinum Jubilee Concert will feature music performed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and includes works by Great British composers.

Edward Elgar, Benjamin Britten and William Walton will take centre stage, with a focus on music played at Her Majesty’s 1953 Coronation and other key moments of the Queen’s reign.

The palace of Holyroodhouse

The Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh and home of Scottish royal history, The Palace of Holyroodhouse offers visitors a fascinating glimpse into royal life through the centuries. The Platinum Jubilee Display features outfits worn by Her Majesty on occasions to celebrate her Silver, Golden and Diamond Jubilees.

The Royal Forth Yacht Club

Founded in 1868 and based at the city’s historic Granton Harbour, The Royal Forth Yacht Club is hosting The Platinum Jubilee Parade of Sail on Saturday 4 June.

A fleet of boats will sail along the shoreline from Granton Harbour across Wardie Bay to Newhaven, creating a colourful display along the coast.

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Picnic

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee is set to be celebrated with a record-breaking picnic at Windsor Castle on Sunday 5th June.

The Big Windsor Lunch, part of National Thank You Day, will welcome around 1,600 people and feature a 500-metre long table running from Cambridge Gate towards the Copper Horse — breaking a 2019 record set in Memphis, Tennessee. Bringing communities together from all walks of life, it's part of plans for the new four-day bank holiday weekend.

The lunchtime picnic is about "saying thank you" to the Queen and encouraging people to come together on the 5th June to say thank you to the Queen, and also to neighbours, friends and people who have made a difference over the last two years.

The Royal Collection Trust

Three displays marking the Queen’s accession to the throne, the Coronation and Jubilees will be put on at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

You can find out more about the events taking place up and down the country here along with 70 interesting facts to mark 70 years, the Plant a Tree for the Jubilee initiative



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