This weekend Britain will commemorate the significant milestone 70th year anniversary the reign of Queen Elizabeth II’s ascension to the throne during Platinum Jubilee weekend which is a bank holiday for the nation that will run beginning on June 2 from Thursday through Sunday, June 5.
The Queen’s 70th birthday was on February. 6, which was the day on which she took the throne at the age of 25 after the demise of King George VI. Numerous celebrations across the U.K. are already taking place in the lead-up to the national holiday on this weekend. The Jubilee will include a range of public events, such as Trooping the Colour queen Elizabeth’s birthday celebrations; the Buckingham Palace concert featuring performers such as Diana Ross and Queen Diana Ross; and a closing Platinum Jubilee Pageant.
For the U.K., BBC Studios will broadcast special live shows of the vast majority occasions that will be broadcast on BBC One. Additionally, BBC Studios has an exclusive arrangement to ABC News to show their programming on the network. ABC News programs such as “Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight With David Muir” and “Nightline” will feature coverage of the Jubilee. The daytime talk show “Good Morning America” and “GMA3: What You Need To Know” will broadcast special versions broadcast live in London during the Jubilee from June 2. A number of ABC’s shows are also accessible to stream the later on Hulu including The Buckingham Palace concert.
Here’s a complete list of the events that will take on this Platinum Jubilee weekend, and when you can watch.
Thursday, June 2
Trooping the Colour The Queen Elizabeth II’s annual celebration of her birthday will be held within Central London for the first time since the outbreak of COVID-19’s pandemic. The parade will begin from Buckingham Palace and end at the Horse Guard’s Parade ground. Participants include thousands of soldiers and members of the Irish Guards’ 1st Battalion with 240 horses, and more than 1200 officials of the Queen’s Household Division. Her family and the Queen will also make an appearance from the balcony on the Parade grounds to conclude the parade. (10 a.m GMT / 2 a.m. PST)
The lighting of Beacons: Immediately following the parade 1500 beacons are lit throughout the U.K. and its numerous territories. In the central one, located at Buckingham Palace, will be lit in a ceremony that is unique. (8 p.m GMT / 12 p.m. (PT))
Friday, June 3
Thanksgiving Celebration: The service held in celebration of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II will be held on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral. The royal family will attend. (9:15 a.m GMT / 1:15 a.m PT)
Saturday, June 4
Platinum Party in the Palace: A Buckingham Palace concert that features a variety of notable musicians on three stages. The lineup includes Queen along with Adam Lambert, Jax Jones, Mabel, Stefflon Dun, Elbow, Craig David, George Ezra, Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, Mimi Webb Lin-Manuel Hamilton, Sir Elton John, Diversity, Sam Ryder, Sir Rod Stewart, Andrea Bocelli, Duran Duran, Nile Rodgers, Alicia Keys, Hans Zimmer, Celeste, Sigala and Ella Eyre, Mica Paris and Diana Ross. The two-hour show will be broadcast simultaneously on BBC One and ABC News and broadcasts of the ABC News broadcast being made available on Hulu the next day. (7:30 p.m. GMT / 11:30 a.m. PST)
Sunday, June 6
Platinum Jubilee Pageant: The weekend will conclude with a pageant that will celebrate queen Elizabeth II, featuring the help of dancers, actors as well as musicians, military personnel and other participants who will tell the story of her reign in four acts. It will have an “River of Hope,” an elaborate parade of more than 200 silk flags , adorned with messages from children on their hopes for the coming 70 years. It will be paraded through The Mall (1 p.m. GMT 5 a.m. at PT)