We are still one year away from the celebration, but we already have a pretty good idea of how things are going to go down. The year 2022 will mark The Queen’s platinum jubilee year! This will be the first time that a British monarch will reach this milestone of 70 years on the throne!
The U.K. is understandably looking to celebrate this occasion on a grand scale. To also serve as a post-COVID party for the people of Britain!
The event itself is going to be highlighted by a 4 day holiday that is going to be filled with festivities. Everything is going to kick off Thursday, June 2, 2022, with the traditional Trooping The Colour parade.
This is the military parade that is organized for the Queen’s official birthday. In 2022 the parade will go back to its full former glory that it did not exhibit in the Covid years. That’s just the begging of all of the festivities though!
The festivities will also include a horse racing event. The Queen is an avid horse enthusiast and had bred her own racing horses throughout the years. She’ll be seated in the Royal Box with the rest of the family.
The highlight of the weekend is set to be a concert already dubbed the “Platinum Party at the Palace”! At this particular time, no headlining artists have been announced. It seems like a smart decision since we are so far away from the event. However, expect some of the UK and the world’s finest to show up.
Usually, Jubilee years included a ton of travel for The Queen. In her last Jubilee in 2012 as she was already in her 80’s most of the touring was done by other members of the Royal Family. Prince Charles and Camilla, for example, took a pretty long tour throughout Canada that year. The couple also toured New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.
His brother Prince Edward the Earl of Wessex toured various islands in the Caribean, except for Jamaica. They left that to Prince Harry in 2012.
According to insiders Harry and Meghan have expressed their desire to be part of the Jubilee celebrations. The couple wants to be a part of the Platinum Party at the Palace. Given their current status within the Royal Family they couldn’t be really sent out on formal Royal engagements. Publications in the UK are already calling this a fresh headache for the Palace.
With one royal insider questioning, “Where will they be positioned if they turn up? What events can they attend? Will we put them on the Buckingham Palace balcony for the flypast?”
What we know is the event is set to take place and The Queen is probably going to want to make it legend … dary! As sadly this is likely to be her last jubilee.