Countdown for Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee celebration begins
The celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, which is set to commence on Thursday have kick-started. The Royal Family’s official social media accounts have already started sharing a sneak peek of the preparations for the royal event.
The British Queen will be the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum jubilee after marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, Realms and the Commonwealth.
In this view, Britain is expecting millions of participants and guests to attend the royal four-day event.
The four-day-long event to celebrate the queen’s 96th birthday on Thursday, June 2 will begin with the annual parade starting at 11 am. Members of the royal family will ride in carriages and on horseback alongside more than 1,400 military personnel, 200 horses and 400 musicians from Buckingham Palace down The Mall to Horse Guard’s Palace for the event, Fox News reported.
A flypast featuring more than 70 aircraft from the Royal Air Force, Army and Royal Navy will follow the parade, following which, it is expected that the queen will greet the public from the Buckingham Palace balcony.
The second day of the event marks the service of thanksgiving at London’s St Paul’s Cathedral. The largest church bell in the country, which was made in 1882 and restored in 2021, will be rung for the service. The bell has tolled on eight occasions since, but this is the first royal occasion it will be rung, Fox News reported.