Queen Elizabeth II's Jubilee
The United Kingdom celebrates
At 96 years of age, Queen Elizabeth II has been ruling the kingdom for 70 years, making her the oldest monarch in the world. The British monarchy is therefore celebrating the Platinum Jubilee, an international event taking place in 2022 that will bring together millions of people. Perhaps you will be there? The festivities will take place from the 2nd to the 5th of June, and there will even be a public holiday on the British side! The government promises a unique and breathtaking spectacle, worthy of the most unimaginable... Between ceremonies, parades, concerts, the royal family, plays, everything is gathered to enjoy a royal stay worthy of the name!
London, source of festivities
The most important events will take place in the charming English capital, the Queen's home town. You can read about the festivities from 2 to 5 June below. For those who would like to enjoy this special celebration but on more flexible dates, here are some ideas for activities specially set up over several months:
- Superbloom" flower experience: over 20 million seeds will be sown in the moat of the famous Tower of London to create a magical garden where a slide will take you... from June to September 2022!
- The Queen's Accession" exhibition at Buckingham Palace: visitors to the palace will be able to enjoy a temporary exhibition tracing the life of the Queen with exclusive pieces, from July to October.
- The famous Afternoon Tea at the 5-star Taj Hotel offers a unique taste experience where miniature royal carriages will tantalise your taste buds...
Thursday 2 June - Trooping the Colour
Start your weekend this Thursday with Trooping the Colour, the Queen's official birthday parade where over 1400 soldiers, 200 horses and more musicians will be on the move, accompanied of course by the Royal Family. As the abbey bell rings, the festivities begin! The day will continue with the traditional flypast where The Queen will attend alongside her family and make her (much anticipated) appearance on the balcony of Buckingham.
St Paul's Cathedral on 3 June
Head to St Paul's Cathedral for the Service of Thansgiving, a tribute to the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
After this event, take advantage of the time available to stroll through the streets of London or why not discover the Royal Gardens.
4 June - horse race and concert
Queen Elizabeth II and her family will attend the much anticipated Epsom Downs Derby horse race where racehorses will compete on the flat.
In the evening, a concert will take place at Buckingham Palace: the BBC has invited major international stars to celebrate the historic moments of the reign and enjoy a breathtaking show. Although not everyone will be lucky enough to attend, many venues will be broadcasting the Platinum Party across London.
5 June - a grand finale!
The Royal Weekend will come to a grand finale with the ultimate parade along the Mall, open to all. There will be many surprises and the last part of the show is still a secret... One thing is for sure, the performers and volunteers will be dressed in period costumes, and giant Corgi will even be present. All the phases of the reign will be remodelled in the most beautiful way for the greatest pleasure of millions of people.