The Platinum Jubilee: ancient traditions begin special celebrations

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Buckingham Palace has unveiled a bumper programme of celebrations to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee In 2022 where she will mark 70 years on the throne.

Her Majesty will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, having succeeded her father as monarch on 6th February 1952 when Her Majesty was only 25 years old.

The four day weekend of celebrations begins with a very traditional event.

Thursday 2nd June

Trooping the Colour: The Queen’s Birthday Parade will be rescheduled in 2022 to mark the Platinum Jubilee. Whereas it is usually held on the second Saturday of June, this year, it will take place on the first Thursday of the month.

Over 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians will come together to mark The Queen’s official birthday.

The parade will begin at Buckingham Palace and will move down The Mall to Horse Guard’s Parade. Members of The Royal Family will join the parade on horseback and in carriages.

The Parade will end with the traditional RAF fly-past, watched by The Queen and members her family from the Buckingham Palace balcony.

Platinum Jubilee Beacons: The United Kingdom has a long tradition of celebrating Royal Jubilees, weddings and coronations with the lighting of beacons. This tradition will continue for the Platinum Jubilee, with beacons being lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories.

For the first time, beacons will also be lit in each of the capital cities of the Commonwealth countries.