Queen Elizabeth II has been on the throne for 70 years and that deserves to be celebrated. The British are expecting a state of emergency for four days – this is what the program looks like.
Elizabeth II is Queen for 70 years. She is the first British monarch to celebrate such an anniversary. Celebrations take place from Thursday to Sunday over a specially designated long weekend. You can find an overview of the program here.
With thousands of street parties across the UK, people want to celebrate their Queen’s 70th jubilee. A snap poll of about a dozen municipalities by the Local Government Association (LGA) found that more than 1,000 parties are planned over the June 2-5 long weekend. Extrapolated to the whole country, this would mean more than 16,000 street festivals, as the LGA announced on Saturday. In many communities, the administrative fees for road closures were specifically eliminated – there were around 9,500 of them nationwide for the Diamond Jubilee of 2012.
“Communities are pulling out all the stops to help their residents celebrate a historic day for our country,” said LGA President James Jamieson. After two years of the corona pandemic, people could finally celebrate with their friends and neighbors. Not only street festivals are planned, but also large picnics and tea parties as well as beacons.
Hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to attend the central celebrations in London. Numerous festivals and major events in honor of the 96-year-old Queen Elizabeth II are also planned outside of the British capital. Once all people in the country get an additional non-working holiday.
A few days before Queen Elizabeth II’s 70th jubilee celebrations, six soldiers from one of her life regiments and a veteran were arrested for drug dealing. The British Ministry of Defense announced on Friday that the members of the Irish Guards were also suspected of usury and money laundering. “None of the soldiers under investigation will take part in the Queen’s planned platinum jubilee parade.” Five of the seven suspects were released on bail, the Sun newspaper reported.
The 1st Battalion of the Irish Guards, one of the most active units in the British Army, is to march in the “Trooping the Color” parade, which opens the festivities in London on Thursday (2 June). As the so-called Colonel of the Regiment, Prince William is the royal patron of the Irish Guards and wore the uniform of the troop at his wedding in 2011. The unit is also known for its mascot, an Irish wolfhound.
As the newspaper “Daily Mirror” reported, several properties in different parts of the country were searched at the same time. “The army will not tolerate illegal or fraudulent behavior,” the ministry said. The case is now being investigated by the military police. The drugs were cocaine, according to The Sun.
You can find out more here: Queen Elizabeth II’s Life Guards – Alleged drug trafficking: Raid and arrests of elite Queen soldiers
The thanksgiving service in honor of the Queen will be held at St. Paul’s Cathedral on Friday. The service is broadcast live and can therefore be followed by many viewers.
Whether the two Brüber Prince William and Prince Harry can be seen together at this event? You can find out more about this here: After months of argument – they talk again: Harry and William are now pulling themselves together for the Queen
The Queen and members of the Royals will attend the Epsom Downs Derby horse race on Saturday. It is not yet clear who exactly will be present at the visit.
The BBC is organizing and broadcasting a special concert at Buckingham Palace on Saturday night. Spectators from all over the world can also experience this concert live.
The official celebrations end on Sunday with the parade. There will be art, music and circus elements around Buckingham Palace. From 2 p.m. these festivities can also be viewed live on television.
The celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II’s 70th anniversary of the throne (96) will take place in London from June 2nd to 5th – and ZDF will have a lot of royals in the program. For example, on June 3rd, at 12.10 p.m., the second will broadcast the thanksgiving service live from St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. On that day, the magazines “heute – in Europa” (4:00 p.m.) and “People today special” (5:45 p.m.) also reported on the celebrations in London.
At the end of the anniversary weekend (Sunday, June 5, 7:15 p.m.), ZDF author Gert Anhalt summarizes the highlights of the celebrations in the program “Parades, pomp and platinum party – 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II.” Other ZDF documentaries look at Elizabeth’s life for the crown, including Ulrike Grunewald’s films “The Queen and the Power of Images” and “Elizabeth II – Her Life for the Crown”.
In the night 1./2. On June 1st, ZDF presents a long Queen Night, including documentaries such as “Elizabeth II – The Eternal Queen”, “Princess Diana’s Dangerous Legacy” and “Royal Heirs: The Heirs to the Throne”.
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