Buckingham Palace has unveiled a lineup of celebrations planned to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.
This year, His Majesty is celebrating his 70th anniversary on the throne. This is the first time the British royal family has celebrated Platinum Jubilee.
To commemorate the special day, the palace has released a long list of events from January to July.
The proceedings begin on January 10th with the “Platinum Pudding Competition”, inviting the general public to cook a dish dedicated to the Queen’s reign.
“In commemoration of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, a national baking contest has begun to find a brand new pudding dedicated to the Queen,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement.
The application is open to UK residents over the age of eight, and five finalists will be selected to present the pudding to the panel, including the ex. British bake off Judge Mary Berry and Mark Flanagan, Head Chef at Buckingham Palace.
A three-day celebration will be held from May 12th to May 15th. The 90-minute show at Windsor Castle features more than 500 horses and 1,000 performers, traveling the royal history of Elizabeth I. until today.
Next up is Bank Holiday on June 2nd, where the Queen’s annual birthday parade, known as Trooping the Color, will take place. The parade at the Horse Guards Parade includes the 1st Battalion, the Irish Guards, and more than 1,200 officers and soldiers in the household sector.
The Queen’s residences in Sandlingham and Balmoral are open to residents and visitors during the Bank Holidays.
In addition, the Beacon will be lit at a ceremony commemorating Jubilee at Buckingham Palace, and will be lit on the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, and the British Overseas Territories.
On June 3rd, Thanksgiving for the Queen’s reign will be held at St. Paul’s Cathedral.
The next day, June 4th, a platinum party will be held at Buckingham Palace. No name has been announced at this stage, but some of the world’s biggest stars will appear.
On June 5th, the Big Jubilee Lunch will be held and street parties will be held throughout the UK to commemorate the end of Bank Holidays.
Finally, the Platinum Jubilee Pageant will be held in London, telling the story of the Queen’s 70-year reign. The pageant contains a “River of Hope” section, which contains 200 silk flags intended to look like a river as you descend the mall.
In July, the Royal Collection Trust at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse will be exhibiting to commemorate the promotion of the Queen to the throne.
Additional reporting by PA