JUBILEE ELISABETH II. The jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II ends this weekend. To celebrate the 70-year reign of the sovereign, many artists will be performing at a concert this Saturday.
- The jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, who is celebrating her 70th jubilee in government, continues today.
- In front of 22,000 spectators (including the royal family) there will be a big concert called Platinum Party at the Palace this Saturday, June 4th from 9pm. Among the artists expected: Elton John, Ed Sheeran or Andrea Bocelli.
- This Saturday is also marked by a horse race, the Derby at Epsom Down. But the Queen continues to rest at Windsor Castle and will not be taking part in horse racing.
- While Elizabeth II’s absence from service at Saint Paul’s Cathedral due to her health was widely commented on, the main focus was on Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, who are making a comeback alongside other members of the royal family. Since leaving California, the Queen’s grandson and his wife have relinquished their royal privileges and duties of representation.
- With many celebrations planned up until Sunday 5 June, the royal family have budgeted €33million (£28million) for all the celebrations.
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13:06 – The program of celebrations for Saturday 4th June
On this third day of festivities, which celebrates Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum jubilee, the famous horse race dubbed the ‘Derby at Epsom Down’ is taking place this afternoon in the absence of the 96-year-old sovereign due to her health condition, considered to be fragile. At the end of the day, many artists perform at a concert event at Buckingham Palace.
The term “anniversary” is commonly used to refer to an important date celebrating an important event or personality. The word is already in the Bible to speak of a “privileged year.” For the jubilee of the Queen of England, the meaning is more limited: we are talking about the jubilee for the celebrations organized in honor of the British sovereign for a specific reign. When a monarch reigns for 25 years, the British organize a silver jubilee, at 50 the golden jubilee, at 60 the diamond jubilee, at 70 the platinum jubilee.
The Queen of England, pillar of the British family, is surely the most famous monarch in the world. She is by far the first sovereign of the UK to achieve such longevity, knowing that in Europe the longest reigning sovereign was the French King Louis XIV, with 72 years of reign. A period that Elizabeth II could soon exceed. To celebrate this regency, anniversaries were organized on a number of occasions.
The Golden Jubilee had been Queen Elizabeth II’s first. An international event held in 2002 that marked his 50 year reign. The anniversary was marked by a host of popular events across London in June of the same year, complemented by events in the Commonwealth areas. The Queen had attended all the official celebrations with her husband, the late Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. For a full year, the royal couple traveled more than 40,000 miles to the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand and then around the UK before ending that tour with a visit to Canada.
In 2012, the United Kingdom had already celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II on her 60th anniversary of government. This event was international: in accordance with the tradition of jubilees, a diamond “Jubilee Medal” is awarded in the various Commonwealth countries, public holidays are decreed and public demonstrations are organised. For your information, Queen Victoria was the only other monarch in the history of the United Kingdom to celebrate a Diamond Jubilee in 1897. This time, in 2022, Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee will mark her 70th anniversary of service. Celebrations are also planned.
The start of Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee will be given at 10am London time this Thursday 2 June, exactly 70 years to the day after the coronation of the Queen of England. The four-day celebrations begin with the traditional ceremony of Trooping the Color, a military parade that will bring together more than 1,400 soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians, according to the British Crown’s official website. The parade begins at Buckingham Palace and joins the Horse Guards Parade, where members of the Royal Family take part in the procession on horseback or in a carriage.
What would a royal ceremony be without lighting the bonfires? On June 2nd, subjects of the Commonwealth will see the illumination of the Platinum Jubilee Beacons. More than 1,500 lanterns will be lit throughout Elizabeth II’s kingdom. The capitals of the Commonwealth countries light their lighthouses for the first time and from 9pm a light shines in a 21 meter high tree in Buckingham.
But the anniversary celebrations won’t stop there. On Friday, June 3rd, a The ceremony will take place at St. Paul’s Cathedral, in central London. The Thanksgiving service will pay homage to “the long reign of the Queen”. The remainder of the day is dedicated to the second act of this jubilee: 150 national treasures will be given a “star” to “highlight the development of creativity and culture in Britain and the Commonwealth during the Queen’s reign”, as explained by Hello Magazine. What will this other procession consist of? Above all, people from civil society, namely 2,500 volunteers and citizens, “including a 99-year-old”. This procession “will present key moments in musical trends, dance styles and fashions that have shaped the decades”.
On Saturday June 4th the party continues with one of the most prestigious horse races in the world, the Epsom Downs Derby. Members of the royal family who are very attached to this practice should attend. It will be a busy day as the culmination of the anniversary, the big concert at Buckingham Palace, transcribed live and organized by the BBC, will take place in the afternoon. Big international stars expected: The event is big so the Brits have to submit their bid to hope to take part after a draw.
This anniversary had to come to an end one day, so Sunday, June 5th was chosen as the deadline for submissions. It will be shaped by the traditional Big anniversary dinner, a moment of conviviality between neighbors. Everyone is invited to share their meal as they wish, in a spirit of sharing and generosity. The platinum pudding should be honored and present on many tables. The award-winning pastry from the amateur cooking competition organized by the Krone is a rolled cake made from sponge cake, orange marmalade, lemon biscuit cream, almond biscuits, tangerine coulis, orange and chocolate shavings. After this convivial meal, the final parade of the anniversary makes its way through the streets of London around The Mall. More than 5,000 artists are expected Platinum Anniversary Competition which, according to Visit Britain, will mix “street art, theatre, music, circus, carnivals and costumes”. As a tribute to Queen Elizabeth and her love of animals, a pack of twenty Corghis dolls, the Queen’s favorite dog, will walk with the artists’ parade. We should also see various depictions of horses, the ruler’s other passion.
Which singers are taking part in the concerts celebrating the jubilee of Elizabeth II?
A two and a half hour concert will be held near Buckingham Palace on Saturday 4th June to once again celebrate Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. Hosted by the BBC, the Platinum Party will be broadcast live on the British broadcaster’s antennas. Animators Kirsty Young and Roman Kemp play the masters of ceremonies and in turn introduce the singers who will perform on the three stages made available: Diana Ross, Duran Duran, Sir Rod Stewart, Alicia Keys, Hans Zimmer, Andrea Bocelli, Mabel but also the British candidate for Eurovision 2022, Sam Ryder. Viewers can also admire Elton John’s talent in a pre-recorded performance that will be broadcast during the concert. One of the most anticipated singers for this platinum anniversary is none other than Ed Sheeran. The British artist, who said in late April he was “proud to be part of the celebrations”, will perform a concert at Buckingham Palace to conclude the four-day platinum anniversary celebrations.
Exhibitions about the Queen of England
Several exhibitions are also planned to celebrate this exceptionally long reign. Organized by the Royal Collection Trust, they will take place some time after this anniversary week: from July 7 to September 26, 2022, Windsor Castle will be showing an exhibition about the Queen’s accession to the throne. From July 22 to October 2, 2022, another will look back at his coronation: it will take place in the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace. Finally, from July to September 2022, Scots will be able to rediscover all the outfits worn by the Queen during previous anniversaries at Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.
The health problems of the Queen of England
While the celebrations promise to be numerous and joyous, there is one shadow on the board: the Queen of England will not be able to attend all of the events. At 96, Elizabeth II faces health problems. She has been walking with a cane since her hospitalization in October 2021 and has reduced her public appearances in recent months. Her doctors have therefore advised her to rest as a priority: in fact, she will not be able to fully follow this very busy program, even if she will be present on the balcony of the Royal Palace to follow Trooping the Color on Thursday.
An exceptional gift from Emmanuel Macron to Elizabeth II on her anniversary
An extraordinary event, an extraordinary gift. To celebrate the 70th anniversary of Elizabeth II’s reign, Emmanuel Macron sent him a very special gift. As it became known, the President of the Republic actually presented the monarch with a Republican Guard horse Paris match. This is Fabuleu de Maucour, “flagship of the regiment’s cavalry”. Also, on Wednesday, June 1, the Sovereign was offered a Republican Guard saddle and saber. Note that Emmanuel Macron will not be present at the celebrations in England, but will rekindle the flame in honor of the Unknown Soldier this Thursday, accompanied by the United Kingdom’s Ambassador to France.
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