Written for Royal Central by Jess Ilse
Canterbury Cathedral will celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a special prom in the lead-up to Platinum Jubilee Weekend.
On 28 May, the Central Band of the Royal British Legion will perform at the Canterbury Cathedral for the first time in a decade in honour of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. A mixture of royal music, classical music and contemporary music will be performed.
The Queen is the first person listed on the Roll of Friends of the Canterbury Cathedral, which is a charitable organisation that supports the church. The concert, FRIENDly Platinum Prom, is a fundraiser in support of Friends of the Canterbury Cathedral. Guests are encouraged to “wave your flags and raise the roof in celebration of Her Majesty’s historic reign!”
In 2015, The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were honoured with commemorative statues displayed at Canterbury Cathedral, joining the likes of past monarchs, from King Ethelbert to Queen Victoria. These were the first royal statues unveiled in Canterbury Cathedral since her reign began, and were commissioned to mark her Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
“The new royal statues will be a splendid addition to the cathedral and they will be a sign of the high respect and affection that everyone at Canterbury has for the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh,” said the Dean of Canterbury at the time.5
Canterbury Cathedral is one of the oldest cathedrals in England, located in Kent. It was founded in 597. The Archbishop of Canterbury, is also the leader of the Church of England and the symbolic global leader of the Anglican Communion.
This Platinum Prom is just one of many special events that will celebrate The Queen’s historic Platinum Jubilee this year. Royal Central will continue to bring you coverage of all the special moments celebrating The Queen and her 70 years on the throne.