2022 marks the 70th year of Her Majesty The Queen's service. This makes her the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee.
Do you need to know something about the Jubilee? We’re here to help. From when the four-day Bank Holiday weekend is to the events during it. You'll find your answer (and perhaps learn something new) below!
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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee marks 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. It's being celebrated through public and community events during a four-day Bank Holiday in June 2022. (Something we've already marked on our calendars, for sure.)
Her Majesty The Queen reached her 70th year of service back on 6th February 2022. However, she publicly celebrates her accession across the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in June.
The Platinum Jubilee is running during a four-day Bank Holiday weekend in the UK. Mark your calendars for Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June!
Both public and community events will be taking place in the lead up to this once-in-a-lifetime event. See more on the events below.
There are an abundance of ways the UK are celebrating the Platinum Jubilee. All you can watch, live or at home (thank you, BBC), or even get involved with yourself!
- The Queen’s Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour)
- The Jubilee Beacons
- Awarding The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee medal
- Community street parties and lunches
- The Platinum Jubilee Pageant
- Tree planting
- A live concert at Buckingham Palace
Click here to see the community events near you, or to get involved with your own.
The Queen’s Birthday Parade
First to open the four-day weekend is The Queen's Birthday Parade.
Trooping the Colour is the most iconic tradition to celebrate The Queen’s birthday. It is open to the public, with no booking required. But you can still watch it live on the BBC!
This iconic annual event will start Platinum Jubilee celebrations on Thursday 2nd June 2022.
Quite a sight is in store. Over 1,400 soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians will parade through central London. It will truly be a Jubilee to remember.
Platinum Jubilee Beacons
The Beacon Lighting ceremony has been a long tradition in the UK when celebrating Royal Jubilees, weddings and coronations. Over time, once used as a tool for communication, the beacons have now become a symbol of unity.
Over 1,500 Jubilee beacons will be lit across towns and borders throughout the UK and the Commonwealth. This tradition celebrates Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee and, ultimately, helps to unite us all.
People of the UK have been invited to ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee’ since October 2021. Villages, cities, schools and organisations like Scouts and Girlguiding groups have been getting involved. Fancy planting a tree, too?
The Queen’s Green Canopy is an initiative created for Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee. It celebrates her legacy by planting new trees - equally creating a legacy of its own.
The Jubilee tree planting has run during the planting season between October 2021 and March 2022. It will pick up again in October 2022 until the end of the year - once the tree planting season returns!
Platinum Party at the Palace
Possibly the most known event to take place at the Jubilee is the Jubilee party.
A live concert from Buckingham Palace will take place on Saturday 4th June 2022, with an audience of 10,000. The crowd will be made up of people who won 5,000 pairs of free tickets from a ballot and charities who were gifted the remaining.
Performers will range from “pop stars to rock royalty to opera singers,” with some currently rumoured to be George Ezra, Ed Sheeran, Elton John and Stevie Wonder.
The Platinum Party at the Palace will be broadcast across the BBC, so don't worry for missing those tickets.
Big Jubilee Lunch
Finally, after three days of celebration, the last day brings the Big Jubilee Lunch.
The people of the UK "are invited to share friendship, food and fun with neighbours" on the last day of the four-day weekend.
Street parties, picnics and barbecues are taking place on Sunday 5th June 2022. Whether a family barbecue, a street party, or even a cup of tea with the neighbours - join the Big Jubilee Lunch for the Platinum Jubilee.
Do you want to join the fun? People at the Eden Project are currently offering free packs to get you started. Take that first step to make a street party no one will forget.
Celebrating in style
Now comes the section on truly looking the part for the Platinum Jubilee. In addition to street parties and concerts, you can celebrate and honour the occasion in your own subtle and stylish way.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is the Queen’s Jubilee?
The Queen’s Jubilee is a public-facing celebration of the Queen’s birthday and accession. This is namely celebrated by Trooping the Colour, a live concert at Buckingham Palace and, of course, national street parties. 2022 marks The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, celebrating her 70th year of service.
Why is the Queen’s Jubilee in June and not February?
King George VI, the Queen’s father, unexpectantly died in his sleep on 6th February 1952. It was that same morning Queen Elizabeth II was crowned the new monarch of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. So, because of this, Her Majesty The Queen prefers to separate the dates in memory of her father.
Who is entitled to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee medal?
A medal is awarded every Royal Jubilee to those in service.
The Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal honours:
- People serving the Armed Forces for 5 or more years
- Frontline emergency services personnel, in service (paid and volunteered) for 5 or more years
- Prison services personnel, publicly employed for 5 or more years
- 1 year in the royal household
- Recipients of the George Cross
- Recipients of the Victoria Cross
As well as honouring their service, the gifting of this medal symbolises as a token of the nation’s thanks.
Who will perform at Queen’s Platinum Jubilee?
Performers at the Platinum Party at the Palace will range from “pop stars to rock royalty to opera singers.” So far, some rumoured artists are currently George Ezra, Ed Sheeran, Elton John and Stevie Wonder.
How do you get Jubilee tickets?
5,000 pairs of free concert tickets for the Platinum Jubilee’s ‘Platinum Party at the Palace’ were available through a ballot.
Unfortunately, the ballet has been closed since 23rd March. But you can still catch the concert live on the BBC during Saturday 4th June 2022.
What are the different Jubilees?
- Silver celebrates 25 years
- Ruby celebrates 40 years
- Golden celebrates 50 years
- Diamond celebrates 60 years
- Sapphire celebrates 65 years
- Platinum celebrates 70 years
- (Another) Diamond celebrates 75 years
- Oak celebrates 80 years