Britain is preparing to hold celebrations to mark the Queen’s record 70 years of service to the country.
Buckingham Palace is announcing plans for a series of national events and initiatives to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s ascension to the throne on February 6, 1952 following the death of her father, King George VI.
Platinum Jubilee splendor will include parties and exhibitions at venues including the Queen’s private quarters Sandringham and Balmoral large farmsteads. And the whole of the UK will have the chance to join in the fun during a unique four-day bank holiday on 2 June.
Platinum Party at the Palace
One of the highlights of the many celebrations will come on Saturday, June 4, when the BBC will stage and broadcast a special live concert from Buckingham Palace. “Some of the biggest entertainment stars in the world” will be gathered to celebrate “the most important and joyful moments from the Queen’s seven-decade reign,” the Royal Family said. Official website.
UK residents will be able to apply for tickets to the event via a single ballot, with more details to be announced in February. Royal fans will also be able to watch the BBC concert live on the big screen in Royal Parkland, on the Queen’s Sandringham Estate.
Lunch in the Jubilee
The royal website says that on Sunday 5 June, people across the country will be encouraged to meet to “share friendship, food and joy with neighbours” as part of the celebrations. concept.
The website adds that the Great Jubilee Lunch can be “a big party or a small one – a street party or a picnic, tea and cake or a garden barbecue”.
Based on Sun, “Thousands of Communities” have expressed interest in participating, and more than 1,400 people have signed up as of January.
The Great Jubilee Lunch is part of the annual Big Lunch, a project launched in 2009 to strengthen and celebrate community connections.
Platinum Jubilee Pageant
“Another great battle” is also scheduled for June 5, when performers, musicians, military personnel, key workers and volunteers will collaborate at the Platinum Jubilee Pageant competition. to tell the story of the Queen’s reign”, said Harper’s Bazaar.
According to the official Royals website, the London-based competition will combine “glorious and ceremonial, street art, theatre, music, circus, costumes, as well as cutting-edge visual technology ”, according to the official Royals website and will “attract talent from across the UK and Commonwealth”.
The event will include a River of Hope section with 200 silk flags “will descend on the Mall, looking like a moving river”, the website adds. The flags will feature images created by elementary and middle school students depicting their aspirations and hopes for the planet for the next seven decades.
Platinum Pudding Contest
Cooking fans are being invited to create a pudding that “will be an important part of the celebration”, the royal grocer said. Fortnum & Mason, launched the contest on January 10 in partnership with Big Jubilee Lunch.
UK residents aged eight and over have until 4 February to submit recipes. The five finalists will then prepare their puddings for a panel of judges including Bake offMary Berry’s, Super ChefMonica Galetti and Chef Mark Flanagan of Buckingham Palace.
The winning pud will be “served at street parties and other celebrations across the country,” said Fortnum & Mason.
Queen’s Green Canopy
Thousands of trees are being planted in cities from Cornwall to Glasgow as part of Queen’s Green Canopy, a project that encourages communities to “plant a tree for the Jubilee.”
Each newly planted tree is recorded on the Queen’s Green Canopy digital map that “will be presented to Your Majesty at the end of the Holy Year”, according to the royal website.
The project will run until March 2023 and also includes work to protect 70 ancient trees and woodlands that “are a valuable part of the UK’s heritage and history”, the website continued.
A training program is also underway to teach unemployed young people new skills in tree planting and management, and the new Young Forester Award will “highlight the value of trees to students.” “.
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