The Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022
On 6th February 2022, Queen Elizabeth II became the first British monarch in history to achieve Platinum Jubilee - 70 years of reign and service. However, large scale celebrations are happning in June to take advantage of the summertime weather. It also coincides with The Queen’s official birthday which falls on the second Saturday in June.
The official celebration in the UK began on 2nd June with the Trooping the Colour and Horse Guards Parade, concerts, street parties and pageants. Across the UK, over 70,000 Big Jubilee Lunches took place at homes and local village halls over the Jubilee weekend, and over ten million people across the UK joined the celebrations.
The Queen’s Birthday Parade on Thursday 2nd June 2022 started at 11am. The colour will be trooped by the 1st Battalion, Irish Guards, and more than 1200 officers and soldiers from the Household Division put on a display of military pageantry on Horse Guards Parade, together with hundreds of Army musicians and around 240 horses. There was an impressive Flypast to coincide with the Royal Family’s balcony appearance.