Street parties and community celebrations taking place in 2022 for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – Royal Central
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Excitement is mounting across Britain as Buckingham Palace announced a program of special events to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022, and the Queen invites the public to join in the fun.
As part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, people are encouraged to “share friendship, food and fun with their neighbors” at the Grand Jubilee luncheon on June 5, 2022.
Organized since 2009, The Big Lunch brings communities together in a spirit of friendship to organize street parties, picnics and other gatherings to get to know each other. In 2022, families across Britain and the Commonwealth are invited to bring Jubilee excitement to their own neighborhoods by hosting a Big Jubilee Luncheon.
Similar events took place in 2012 for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, with many communities hosting street parties, barbecues and afternoon tea in honor of this landmark event.
If you want to start planning for next June, tips for hosting your own celebration can be found at The Big Lunch. website.
In addition to the Big Jubilee Lunch, the other big event to be held on June 5th will be a Platinum Jubilee Pageant. Featuring over 5,000 people from across the UK and the Commonwealth, the competition will mix elements of theater, art, music, circus, carnival and costume, and will take place in central London with Buckingham Palace as a backdrop.
Other jubilee celebrations taking place over a four-day holiday weekend will include the lighting of the Platinum Jubilee Beacons, a Trooping the Color postponement, a Thanksgiving service for the Queen and a concert called Platinum Party at the palace. The Royal Family will also attend the Epsom Derby, a favorite event of Her Majesty.
Today’s news came on a poignant date, as June 2 marks the 69th anniversary of Her Majesty’s Coronation at Westminster Abbey in 1953. The Queen will be the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee marking 70 years on the throne.
More information on the full program of Platinum Jubilee events will be announced by Buckingham in the coming months.