Her Majesty The Queen has become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, seventy years of service, having acceded to the throne on 6th February 1952 when Her Majesty was 25 years old.
We are well into the extended bank holiday and communities across the country are decorated with red white and blue to celebrate our Queen and the service she has given to the Country.
HM Lord Lieutenant said “
This will be a weekend to bring people together, to spend time and reconnect with our neighbours as well as celebrate Her Majesty and her wonderful contribution to our country for 70 years.
“I am proud to represent Her Majesty in Devon which is a County in which she has shown a continuing interest over the years and when I have met her. She has been a constant in my life and has set an incredible example of service to her people throughout her reign which the Platinum Jubilee gives us an opportunity to celebrate. I love the way that she can combine the formality of her position with the twinkle of her personality”
HM Lord-Lieutenant and many of the Deputy Lieutenants have been asked to represent the Queen across the County over the weekend, lighting beacons, attending parades and festivals and speaking about the importance of the Jubilee.
We will bring you photos of events across the county when we can. If you would like to send in a photograph of your celebration we would love to see them.
Some useful links to follow to see what is happening nationally are:
Plans announced for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend 2022 | The Royal Family
This will tell you about the Queens Birthday Parade, Trooping the Colour will include 1400 soldiers, horses and musicians marching down the Mall. It ends with the traditional RAF Fly past whilst members of the Royal Family watch from the balcony.
Platinum Jubilee beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories. For the first time, beacons will also be lit in each of the capital cities of the Commonwealth countries to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
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, members of the public will be able to apply for tickets. Details to follow
The Big Jubilee Lunch: The Big Lunch will bring the Jubilee celebrations into the heart of every community. People are invited to share friendship, food and fun with neighbours as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. A Big Jubilee Lunch can be big or small – street party or picnic, tea and cake or a garden barbeque. The Big Jubilee Lunch: 2 – 5 June 2022 | Eden Project Communities.
If you are considering a road closure for your street party, find out more from: Special events – Roads and transport (devon.gov.uk)
For a list of upcoming Devon Jubilee events, click here.
There is also now a Platinum Jubilee Pudding competition started by Fortenum and Mason to find a delicious and appropriate pudding for Her Majesty The Platinum Pudding Competition – The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022