Platinum Jubilee

 

In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will celebrate her Platinum Jubilee, the first British Monarch to do so.

Her Majesty’s Historic Reign

Platinum Jubilee

In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will celebrate her Platinum Jubilee, the first British Monarch to do so. Her Majesty has dedicated herself to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth for 70 years and events will take place across the country, and the world, to celebrate her historic reign.

In Kent, we are excited to celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee and the Lieutenancy are looking forward to supporting events around the County. If you are hosting an event where you would like to invite a Deputy Lieutenant then please do get in touch.

The Royal Family website has a dedicated page which includes information on a number of events and projects in which to get involved and there is also a government page with information. Events will take place throughout the year with the main celebrations being on the extended UK Bank Holiday weekend from Thursday 2 June – Sunday 5 June.

Events

Bank Holiday Celebrations

Thursday 2nd June

The Queen’s Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour) will take place with over 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians to mark The Queen’s official birthday, usually held on the second Saturday in June. 

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons

There is a long tradition of lighting Beacons across the country to celebrate Royal Jubilees and we are proud that our communities in Kent always take such an active part in this. Kent was the first County to reach the target of 70 beacons registered to be lit on 2 June this year and we are pleased to say that the number is still growing. Beacons will be lit in the evening of 2 June 2022, celebrating HM The Queen’s reign and the service Her Majesty has given to the country. More information on how to get involved with lighting of the beacons can be found on The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon website.

Friday 3rd June

Service of Thanksgiving

A Service of Thanksgiving for The Queen’s reign will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral.

Saturday 4th June

The Derby at Epsom Downs

Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by Members of the Royal Family, will attend the Derby at Epsom Downs.

Platinum Party at the Palace

The BBC will stage and broadcast a special live concert from Buckingham Palace that will bring together some of the world’s biggest entertainment stars to celebrate the most significant and joyous moments from The Queen’s seven decade reign.

Sunday 5th June

The Big Jubilee Lunch

Every year since the idea began in 2009 The Big Lunch has encouraged communities to celebrate their connections and get to know each other a little bit better, coming together in a spirit of fun and friendship. In 2022 The Big Lunch will bring the Jubilee celebrations into the heart of every community.  More information can be found on the Big Jubilee lunch website.

The Platinum Jubilee Pageant

Artistic performers, dancers, musicians, military personnel, key workers and volunteers will unite to tell the story of The Queen’s 70 year reign in a festival of creativity. More information can be found here.

Street Parties

If you would like to celebrate by holding a street party then please do look at the Kent County Council or Medway Council pages to find out how to apply for street closures for this special celebration.

Plant a Tree for the Jubilee

The Queen’s Green Canopy

The Queen’s Green Canopy is a fantastic project which invites people to ‘plant a tree for the jubilee’. More information can be found on the link below:

The Queen’s Green Canopy website

The Lord-Lieutenant and her Deputy Lieutenants have already got involved by planting trees across the County and we encourage you to join in if you can and upload your tree planting to the QGC map so that it can be recorded as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy.