Jubilee 2022 events today: Queen pulls out of Epsom Derby as Lilibet celebrates first birthday


The Queen will not attend the Epsom Derby today after also missing the Platinum Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday.

Buckingham Palace has confirmed Her Majesty is expected to watch the big sporting event on television at Windsor Castle after experiencing “discomfort” after a busy first day of festivities on Thursday.

It comes after the Archbishop of York praised the Queen for her ‘unwavering steadfastness’ as well as staying true to the promises she made on her ascension to the throne, at a historic Platinum Jubilee service .

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will travel to Cardiff, Wales today ahead of a Jubilee concert at Cardiff Castle, while Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex will travel to Northern Ireland for festivities.

Stars and royals will take the stage for the BBC’s Platinum Party at the Palace concert, broadcast live from 7.30pm outside Buckingham Palace to celebrate 70 years of the Queen’s reign.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s daughter Lilibet also celebrates her first birthday today at Frogmore Cottage, Windsor.


Birthday wishes for Lilibet posted by the royal family on Twitter

The royals have shared birthday messages for Lilibet, who turns one today.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Charles and Camilla, the Queen and Buckingham Palace have all posted their best wishes on Twitter.

Lilibet – whose full name is Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor – was born in California, USA, and she met her great-grandmother, the Queen, for the first time over the weekend.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to hold a quiet celebration for their daughter’s birthday at their former home in Frogmore Cottage, Windsor.

Furvah ShahJune 4, 2022 10:15 a.m.


Edward and Sophie visiting Northern Ireland

Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, will travel to Northern Ireland today as part of ongoing celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

They would meet children from Belfast and Bangor who take part in street performances as well as arts and crafts sessions in the area.

Furvah ShahJune 4, 2022 9:40 a.m.


Will and Kate visit Cardiff for a Jubilee concert

Prince William and Kate Middleton are due to appear in Cardiff today ahead of a Platinum Jubilee concert at Cardiff Castle.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will meet the artists and team behind the event, which will feature artists such as Bonnie Tyler and be hosted by Aled Jones and Shan Cothi.

The event organizers have partnered with Shelter Cymru to help raise awareness of homelessness in Wales.

This is a separate event from the evening Party at the Palace, which will be broadcast live by the BBC from Buckingham Palace from 7.30pm. This event will see stars such as Queen with Adam Lambert and Alicia Keys performing.

Prince William and Prince Charles are also expected to take the stage to pay personal tributes to the Queen.

Furvah ShahJune 4, 2022 9:21 a.m.


Lilibet is one year old

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s daughter, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, turns one today.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are due to stop by Windsor at their former home of Frogmore Cottage today to celebrate Lilibet’s birthday.

The Queen met her great-granddaughter for the first time over the weekend, according to reports.

Harry and Meghan moved to the United States after stepping down as working royals in 2020.

It is the Duchess’ first trip to London in two years, while Harry last visited in 2021.

Furvah ShahJune 4, 2022 8:55 a.m.


What happened during Friday’s Jubilee celebrations?

Senior royals and politicians were joined by 400 key workers and volunteers for a nationwide service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral in London on Friday.

The Queen did not attend after experiencing ‘discomfort’ after Jubilee celebrations on Thursday and instead watched the service on television at Windsor Castle.

She will do the same for today’s Epsom Derby. Prince Charles, Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were all in attendance at St Paul.

It was Meghan and Harry’s first public appearance in the UK in two years and they were greeted by cheers from the crowd as they entered the cathedral.

Harry and Meghan attended the St Paul service on Friday

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife, Carrie Johnson, were also present and were booed by the crowd as they arrived.

The Archbishop of York thanked the Queen for ‘staying the course’ in her sermon and praised her for her ‘unwavering steadfastness and steadfastness, her faithfulness to God, her obedience to a calling’.

After the service, a reception was held at the Guildhall in London, hosted by the Lord Mayor of London. Members of the royal family and senior politicians were present.

Furvah ShahJune 4, 2022 8:30 a.m.


The Met Office warns thunderstorms and heavy showers could spoil Saturday morning’s Jubilee celebrations

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning as it predicts heavy rain and possible thunder for parts of England this morning, including London.

They said: “While many places will remain dry, thunderstorms will bring heavy rain and lightning to some places early Saturday.”

The weather warning is in place until 10am, but the Met Office says there remains a risk of showers and isolated clouds while heavy rain is expected to move north.

Furvah ShahJune 4, 2022 8:10 a.m.


What is the schedule for Saturday’s Platinum Jubilee events?

Today, the Epsom Derby race takes place from 5.30pm, which the Queen will not be taking part in.

Buckingham Palace said the monarch suffered “some discomfort” during Thursday’s events and would instead watch the race on television from Windsor Castle.

Other members of the royal family are expected to visit the racecourse on Derby day instead.

From 7:30 p.m. the BBC Platinum Party will take place at the Palace. The outdoor concert in front of the Palace will feature stars such as Queen with Adam Lambert, Alicia Keys, Hans Zimmer and Duran Duran.

It will be broadcast live on BBC One, BBC iPlayer and BBC Radio 2.

Furvah ShahJune 4, 2022 7:48 a.m.


The Duchess wears the Queen’s earrings

The Duchess of Cambridge once again paid tribute to another member of the Royal Family, wearing a pair of Queen’s diamond and pearl earrings to Friday’s Thanksgiving service, a loan from the Queen to the Duchess. Meredith Clark reports:

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Jane DaltonJune 4, 2022 06:00


Picnic with footballers and meetings organized to thank the Queen and the communities

Community events to mark the Queen’s 70 years on the throne will take place across the UK on Sunday and will have the support of a football hero.

Sunday marks the last day of Jubilee festivities – as well as National Day of Thanksgiving.

The event, which began in 2021, was set up in recognition of those who have helped people through the Covid-19 pandemic, and this year coincides with the four-day Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend of platinum.

Millions of people are expected to gather at street parties, throw a big Jubilee luncheon or gather around the county to thank the Queen, but also to thank neighbours, family, friends, communities, the NHS and carers. key workers for their support over the past. year.

Thanksgiving Day events include a picnic on the pitch at Wembley Stadium, with former England footballer John Barnes taking part in a carol with The Kingdom Choir, who will perform the Thanksgiving Day Jubilee Anthem – Sweet Caroline.

Guests will share a meal with famous footballers.

The events were organized by Together Coalition, which is made up of community groups and businesses that work together on campaigns and projects.

Other events include ‘the world’s longest lunch’ on the Long Walk in Windsor, where 3,000 people will gather to eat at 488 tables, and a performance of the popular hit Sea Shanty on the Thames under the Tower Bridge.

Also in London, generations of refugees, from those who fled the Holocaust to refugees from modern conflicts including Afghanistan, Syria and Ukraine, will share a meal together and with those who have helped them along the way. .

Jane DaltonJune 4, 2022 04:00


Future kings will speak at the concert

The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge will take the stage to pay public tributes to the Queen during the Star-Spangled Jubilee Concert.

Father and son – both future kings – will speak separately in honor of the monarch towards the end of the BBC’s outdoor show, staged outside Buckingham Palace on Saturday evening.

Diana Ross, Queen + Adam Lambert, Alicia Keys, Hans Zimmer, George Ezra and Eurovision 2022 finalist Sam Ryder are among the celebrities preparing to entertain a crowd of 22,000 and millions of viewers.

Clarence House and Kensington Palace have announced that Charles and William will address the crowd at the high-profile platinum party at the palace, which falls on the third night of the four-day Jubilee festivities.

The Queen is thought unlikely to attend the concert, but confirmation of any moves will be released on the day.


Jane DaltonJune 4, 2022 2:01 a.m.


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