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The Queen’s Jubilee: Pla num Pomp

      The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
      Celebrations will take place from
      Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June. Here is
      an overview of the national events to look
      out for.
      Soldiers, horses and musicians
      It all starts to come to fruition on the
      Thursday, as Trooping the Colour marks the
      Queen’s birthday celebrations. Over 1,400
      parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400
      musicians will come together in the
      traditional Parade.                   the Thanksgiving service at St Paul’s
      RAF fly-past                          Cathedral, with tens of thousands of well-
      The traditional RAF fly-past routine will  wishers lining the streets around the Thames.
      have been practised countless times, though  The Derby
      contrary to popular belief, this isn’t just a  On Saturday, the Queen visits The Derby at
      privilege reserved for the Queen. In the lead-  Epsom Downs. The event is open only to
      up to the event, local communities have been  three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies
      invited to apply for their own fly-pasts.  who have qualified for the race in the
                                            months preceding it.

                                            10,000 charitable tickets
                                            In the evening, Queen Elizabeth returns to
                                            London for a party at Buckingham Palace. In
                                            the months leading up to the event over
                                            10,000 tickets have been made available to
                                            charitable organisations. This has been two
                                            years in the planning.
                                            Street celebrations
                                            On Sunday, June 5th, communities across
      Jubilee beacons                       the UK are invited to play out their own
      A fortnight before the Jubilee, 1,500  Platinum Jubilee street celebrations, with
      Platinum Jubilee beacons will have been  over 1,500 applications made. At the same
      distributed across the UK. They are a  time, the Platinum Jubilee Pageant will see
      symbol of unity across towns, borders,  artistic performers, dancers, musicians,
      countries and continents.             military personnel, key workers and
      St Paul’s Cathedral                   volunteers tell the story of the Queen’s 70-
      On Friday, June 3rd, attention switches to  year reign.

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