The Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is approaching and with it we all get to have a long 4-day weekend to celebrate. Here’s what you can expect across the weekend.

What are the dates of the Jubilee? 

Our usual Spring Bank Holiday has been moved this year to Thursday 2nd June. This day along with the new additional bank holiday declared for the Jubilee on Friday 3rd June means we will have a 4-day long weekend to celebrate the Jubilee. 

Why are we having a Platinum Jubilee?

The Platinum Jubilee is a celebration of the 70 years service of our Queen as a British Monarch, she is the first in our monarchy to ever reach this milestone. Across the weekend there will be events, parties and activities to get involved in. An official emblem has also been designed to mark the occasion by the 19 year old Graphic Design student Edward Roberts. 

So what is there to do over the Platinum Jubilee weekend?

Lots of events and activities have been planned across the country to help celebrate the Jubilee, you can even get involved and have a go at making the Platinum Pudding -  a Lemon Swiss Roll and Amaretti Trifle pudding. Which was named the event’s pudding after a competition was held to find the best dessert for the occasion.

You can plan a street party of your own to celebrate the event with your family and neighbours,  you can find some guidelines to help make your event a success.

The Queen’s Green Canopy campaign is a tree planting initiative you can get involved in to honour her 70 year reign. If you’re wanting to get involved with this special tree-planting process, here’s how.  

Get involved and throw a Big Jubilee Lunch at work or with your friends and family at home. This is part of the official celebrations of the Platinum party and everyone is invited. To get your free party planning pack and for more information about how to get involved, the Eden Project Communities is the best place to go.

Trooping the Colour 

Trooping of the colour is a ceremony performed to mark the birthday of a British Sovereign, it has been performed since the 17th Century. If you are at home during the Jubilee celebrations, you can catch The Trooping the Colour live on the BBC and on iPlayer. 

What to watch on TV

Catch your usual household favourites with their Jubilee specials - The Repair Shop Jubilee Special will show family heirlooms going under a Royal transformation and bringing back their antiquated history connecting them to the Royal Family. Join Charlie Ross in The Bargain Hunt Jubilee Special, watching royal twists unfold under the hammer. Eastenders is set to join in the celebration with a party on Albert Square. 

BBC One and BBC iPlayer will be broadcasting a special celebratory event, with hundreds of musicians, soldiers and horses due to put on a fantastic performance. Honouring the Royal Highness in style is the Queen’s Birthday Parade, featuring Trooping the Colour. 

Join household names in the week’s most anticipated performance at the Platinum Party at the Palace. George Ezra, Elbow, Mabel, Craig David, Ella Eyre, Hans Zimmer, Alicia Keys and Queen + Adam Lambert are all set to perform at this once in a lifetime show.

If you're planning on joining one of the Jubilee events and flying into London, pre-book your East Midlands Airport parking.