‘National Treasures’ including Gary Lineker will be traveling to the Queen’s Jubilee on an open top bus
Organizers of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations have promised a show like no other, with hundreds of talented performers joining forces to celebrate the monarch’s historic reign
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One hundred “national treasures” will travel along the procession in open-top buses, each representing a decade of Her Majesty’s reign.
Buses from every era carry memorable slogans of the time, like Groovy for the 1970s and the phrase Girl Power coined by the Spice Girls, who rose to fame in the 1990s.
As well as music superstar Ed Sheeran, who will be paying tribute to Her Majesty, other celebrities have been confirmed to be attending throughout the day including legendary singer Sir Cliff Richard.
Actors Jeremy Irons, Olympic heroes Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, former England footballer and TV presenter Gary Lineker, comedian Bill Bailey and childhood sweetheart Basil Brush will be taken in open-top buses as part of the pageant along a specially designed travel route.
Comedian Rosie Jones, para-athlete Kadeena Cox, TV presenter Alan Titchmarsh, top chefs Heston Blumenthal and James Martin, and fashion icon Gok Wan have also signed up for the extravaganza.
Music legend Dame Shirley Bassey and British supermodel Kate Moss are set to co-star in the show.
Organizers have promised a show like no other, with hundreds of talented performers joining forces to celebrate the Queen’s historic reign.
Coventry-based Imagineers create a ‘pedal-driven’ act in the celebratory portion of the pageant entitled ‘The Queen’s Loves’.
There will be ponies, racehorses, swans and misbehaving corgis creating comical chaos along the Mall.
It features the Cyclopedia and Critical Mass, a team of disabled and able-bodied dancers who performed at the Commonwealth Games.
Also on display is ‘Godiva’, a six-metre-tall puppet dressed as a young queen wearing a platinum crown and works by Coventry University students.
Isle of Wight based Shademakers create act The Queen’s Beasts.
Four sections represent the four nations, respectively Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland, led by lions in their region’s heraldry.
The Scottish section has unicorns, Scottish dancers, bagpipes and drums from MacUmba, a Scottish band.
The English section has swans, peacocks, ravens, hawks and dancing roses.
The Welsh section has a dragon, chickens, pigs and sheep.
The Northern Irish section features a snake, Irish wolfhound and bull.
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