The QUEEN’s Platinum Jubilee weekend featured a range of events including a huge party outside Buckingham Palace on the night of Saturday 4th June.
The nationwide party will conclude with a Big Jubilee Lunch and the highly anticipated Platinum Jubilee Pageant on Sunday, June 5th.
What is the Platinum Jubilee Pageant?
One of the key events of the Jubilee weekend is the pageant, which will take place in Buckingham Palace and the surrounding streets.
The 3km route is similar to that taken by the Queen at her coronation in 1953.
Many British national treasures will be involved including Ed Sheeran, Sir Cliff Richard, Gary Lineker, Dame Shirley Bassey, Bill Bailey and Gok Wan.
The pageant will be divided into four acts: For Queen and Country, The Time of Our Lives, Let’s Celebrate and Happy and Glorious, all organized by pageant master Adrian Evans LVO.
The first act will be a military spectacle celebrating the British Armed Forces as well as militaries from across the Commonwealth, according to the official pageant website.
The second act, The Time of Our Lives, will be a major production showcasing British popular culture from the 1950s to modern times.
Here 150 national treasures will take part to show and celebrate how they have helped shape British culture since the Queen’s coronation.
Let’s Celebrate consists of street performances that turn concepts from Mardi Gras, May Day, Mela, Fiesta and Mardi Gras into one big creative party.
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Artists from across the UK will perform, each having created their own pieces for the pageant.
Finally, everyone gathers around the Queen Victoria Monument in front of Buckingham Palace to sing the national anthem for Act Four, with a special tribute to Her Majesty.
What is the Platinum Jubilee Pageant Route?
The pageant will pass some of Westminster’s famous streets, including Whitehall and The Mall, and end at Buckingham Palace.
The starting gun is fired in Whitehall on its way under Admiralty Arch.
It will then continue through The Mall before ending around the Queen Victoria Memorial outside Buckingham Palace.
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) planned public viewing areas in Whitehall and The Mall to allow the general public to see the pageant.
This is a ticketed event, so make sure you get there early to secure a good seat to see the pageant.
How can I view the Platinum Jubilee Pageant?
The Platinum Jubilee Pageant takes place on Sunday during Queen’s Jubilee weekend.
It is a day-long event on the final day of celebrations, Sunday 5 June 2022 at Buckingham Palace.
You can watch the pageant live from the streets of London.
Keep in mind that thousands will gather around the pageant route to secure a good seat. So take your time to get there and maybe arrive a little early.
The weather is said to be stormy during the pageant and if you’d rather watch it from the warmth and comfort of your home you can tune into BBC One, Sky or ITV to watch it live.
The pageant will begin at 2:30 p.m. and should end at 5:00 p.m.
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