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Platinum silver for the Platinum Queen at the first major event of the Jubilee


The Queen chose platinum silver for her first major event of this summer’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Her Majesty wore a platinum shift dress covered in silver embellishments for a special evening of festivities at the Royal Windsor Horse Show on May 15th 2022. The Queen also wore a long, dark grey wrap around shawl with a sparkling trim in silver. It was a chilly evening in Windsor and between the dress and the shawl, there was also a pale grey cardigan.

The audience gave The Queen a huge cheer as she arrived at the Horse Show by car, while the Army, Navy and Royal Air Force provided a guard of honour as she entered the grounds. Her Majesty walked quickly, with a stick, from her vehicle to a special mini lift that took her into the royal box.

She was joined there by the Earl and Countess of Wessex with Sophie choosing another Jubilee colour for the evening. The Countess was dressed in purple for this beginning of the celebrations.

The Royal Windsor Horse Show paid tribute to The Queen and her 70 year reign with a spectacular show called ”A Gallop Through History” which included performances from Dame Helen Mirren as Elizabeth I. There was also a special tribute from Lady Louise Mountbatten-WIndsor who drove one of Prince Philip’s carriages into the arena, with The Queen appearing particularly moved at that moment.

The Queen marked her Platinum Jubilee on February 6th 2022, the 70th anniversary of her accession. However, the main celebrations for this historic milestone take place this spring and summer with the major weekend of events in London from June 2nd until June 5th 2022.

About author

Lydia Starbuck is Jubilee and Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton, a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. June has been a reporter, producer and editor, picking up several awards over the years. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.