In the United Kingdom, we are preparing for an unprecedented event. In a few weeks, at the beginning of June, everyone will be celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II. To celebrate the 70 years of Her Majesty’s reign, those in charge have put the small dishes in the big ones. This Monday, January 10, they unveiled the impressive list of events planned during the four days of the festivities. As planned, the traditional Trooping the Color parade will kick off on Thursday, June 2. Then, 1,500 cities of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and the British Overseas Territories as well as the capitals of the Commonwealth countries will light a torch “to mark the Jubilee”.

The next day, Friday June 3, a service of thanksgiving will be held in Saint Paul’s Cathedral. On June 4, “the biggest stars in the world” will meet at Buckingham Palace for the Big Jubilee Lund concert where they will celebrate “some of the most important moments in the Queen’s reign”. That same day, more than 1,400 lunches will take place across the kingdom of Elizabeth II. Finally, the festive days will end with a parade, the Platinum Jubilee Pageant which promises great moments. In the program ? Performances of “theater, circus, music, street arts” and the participation of “artists, dancers, musicians, servicemen, key workers and volunteers”, from “all parts of the UK and the Commonwealth” who will relate “the story of the 70 years of the Queen’s reign in an impressive festival of creativity”.

Platinum Jubilee: will Elizabeth II be present?

But that’s not all ! Other initiatives will take place, such as an astonishing pastry competition. From January 10, the British will try to make the best pudding. The five finalists will then have the chance and the honor to cook their recipe in front of a jury and that of the winner will then be made available to the public to be reproduced. Royal officials hope that events will succeed in making people forget the complicated months that the monarchy has just gone through, after the shattering departure of the Sussexes and the legal troubles of Prince Andrew. For the moment, it is not yet known whether Elizabeth II will be able to attend all the planned festivities due to her state of health which remains fragile.

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Lara T.
Lara T.

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