Queen Elizabeth II could have turned 96 in April, but Her Majesty will have a good time one other major milestone through the weekend.
The Platinum Jubilee marks Her Majesty’s 70 years on the throne — an enormous tribute for the longest-serving monarch. The UK will host several activities for royal supporters and her famous family to have a good time.
Royal Communications confirmed that Prince Harry and Duchess Megan Markle will likely be in attendance on the queen’s birthday parade on Thursday. Nevertheless, Prince Andrew won’t be there.
Britain’s BBC is partnering with ABC to broadcast all of the events in America. Other US news channels, including NBC, also will cover some events.
Full schedule of Platinum Jubilee events:
Event: Trooping the Color
What it’s: The enormous annual parade starts with the queen riding out of London’s Buckingham Palace in a horse and carriage. The cash shot comes at the tip of the route when the queen and her family appear on the palace and wave at supporters from a balcony. Nevertheless, for the primary time in 70 years, Queen Elizabeth won’t be present to receive the royal salute through the parade itself. As a substitute, her son and heir Prince Charles, 73, daughter Princess Anne, 71, and grandson Prince William, 39, will likely be available.
Where and the best way to watch: ABC News or SkyNews’ YouTube channel at 5 a.m. to eight p.m. ET
Event: The Jubilee Beacon Show
What it’s: Over 1,500 beacons will likely be lit across the UK, including one in Buckingham Palace, to kick off the Platinum Jubilee.
Where and the best way to watch: ABC News at 4 p.m. ET
Queen Elizabeth II’s official Platinum Jubilee portrait.2022 Buckingham Palace
Event: A Service of Thanksgiving
What it’s: The ceremony will likely be held at St. Paul’s Cathedral and can likely feature readings from the Bible, in addition to prayers and hymns.
Where and when to look at: 4:15 a.m. ET on BBC One and BBC iPlayer
People gather at The Mall in London on June 1 because the Union flags flutter within the wind ahead of the Platinum Jubilee’s celebrations for Britain’s Queen.AFP via Getty Images
Event: Platinum Party on the Palace
What it’s: 20,000 people will watch Queen and Adam Lambert will open the star-studded concert. Rod Stewart, Duran Duran, Andrea Bocelli and Diana Ross are also scheduled to perform in person, while Elton John will appear via video.
Where and when to look at: BBC One and ABC News at 2:30 p.m. ET. It should also stream on Hulu on Sunday.
Event: Platinum Jubilee Pageant
What it’s: Performers, military personnel, staff and volunteers will all partake on this event that may reflect on the Queen’s 70 years on the throne.
Where and when to look at: BBC One at 9 a.m. ET. It should even be on Hulu on Monday.