Platinum Jubilee Pageant

The Royal Family marked the end of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Weekend with the Platinum Jubilee Pageant on June 5th, which follows the Big Jubilee Lunch, as well as Trooping the Colour, the Platinum Jubilee Service and the Platinum Jubilee Concert.

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The extended British Royal Family were led by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, along with the Duke and Duchess of CambridgePrince George and Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim LaurencePeter PhillipsZara and Mike TindallPrincess Beatrice and Count Edoardo Mapelli MozziPrincess Eugenie and Jack BrooksbankViscount Severn and Lady Louise Mountbatten-WindsorThe Earl of SnowdonLady Sarah and Daniel Chatto, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of KentPrince and Princess Michael of Kent and their respective children.

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Led by the Gold State Coach, the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant told the story of The Queen’s 70-year reign and our transforming society. The Pageant was played out in four parts:

  • Act I: For Queen and Country
    For Queen and Country is the opening act of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant. It will be a military spectacle, celebrating the UK Armed Forces from all three Services, along with military personnel from across the Commonwealth including Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Pakistan, Ghana, Belize, Jamaica, Sri Lanka, and beyond.
  • Act II: The Time of Our Lives
    ‘The Time of Our Lives’ is a vibrant display of British life since 1952, moving through a transformation of popular culture over the last 70 years.
  • Act III: Let’s Celebrate
    The third act of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, Let’s Celebrate, will harness creativity, ingenuity, humour and community spirit.
  • Act IV: Happy and Glorious.
    A finale like no other will form around the Queen Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace with all parts of the Pageant leading to this moment.
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The great Finale of the the evening was when the Queen, joined by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, along with the Duke and Duchess of CambridgePrince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis appeared on the Balcony of Buckingham Palace, marking the end of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

When it comes to how to mark seventy years as your Queen, there is no guidebook to follow. It really is a first. But I have been humbled and deeply touched that so many people have taken to the streets to celebrate my Platinum Jubilee.

While I may not have attended every event in person, my heart has been with you all; and I remain committed to serving you to the best of my ability, supported by my family.

I have been inspired by the kindness, joy and kinship that has been so evident in recent days, and I hope this renewed sense of togetherness will be felt for many years to come.

I thank you most sincerely for your good wishes and for the part you have all played in these happy celebrations.

I was so lucky to be able to see the Queen, it was absolutely wonderful! Full comments soon, as I return back to my hotel from these crowds.



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  1. There were so many wonderful things to take away from this jubilee. The perfect way in which everything flowed is a testament to the organizational skills of the British. Everything happened as it should have, regardless of the many pieces that had to come together. The Trooping of the Colors, the lighting of the tree, the thanksgiving Mass, the concert, the lunches, the magnificent pageant with amazing electronic wizardry… it goes on and on! Four days of public events and not one incident to lament or worry about. That is truly remarkable! I think the British people- indeed, practically the whole world!- wanted everything to be perfect for Queen Elizabeth. The celebration of her Platinum Jubilee had to be as remarkable and amazing as her reign. And it was! Thank you so much for your posts, especially the open post to watch everything as it unfolded. Thank you, thank you, thank you! 🙂

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