In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will 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.
There will be an extended bank holiday to allow everyone to get involved and celebrate from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June 2022
We will endeavour to keep you informed of any events happening in the County, if you are holding an event yourself, let us know so that we can share the details. Devon Jubilee Events | Lord-Lieutenant of Devon (lordlieutenantofdevon.org.uk)
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