In February 1952, the then 25-year-old Elizabeth became Queen of the United Kingdom and Head of the Commonwealth. On June 2, 1953, her coronation took place in Westminster Abbey in London. The ceremony had been delayed for several months to pay tribute to Elizabeth’s late father, King George VI.
Queen Elizabeth II has now been on the throne for 70 years and Britain will be celebrating the monarch’s platinum jubilee in grand style for four days. Numerous events are planned from June 2nd to 5th, television all over the world will be showing special programs and viewers can also be there live in front of the screens at some major events.
Numerous channels will broadcast the events, for example 3sat “Trooping the Color” live from London on June 2nd. There will be numerous documentaries, some of which are exclusive, on RTL, for example “Prince Harry – Diana’s son between love, duty and freedom”, “Duchess Kate: Glanz
RTL is organizing a theme day on Thursday, June 2nd and will also be showing numerous documentaries and special programs the following day.
10:00 a.m.: Documentary “Elizabeth II – Private, like never before”
11:00 a.m.: “Exclusive Special: A Life for the Crown – The Queen’s Jubilee”
8.15 p.m .: Documentation “Elizabeth II – A life between heart and crown”
10:05 p.m .: Documentation “Are the Windsors breaking now?”
Follow the live stream of the celebrations
Wednesday 1st June (night of 2nd June) : Long night to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 70th jubilee.
12.45 a.m.: foreign journal – the documentary: Poor kingdom
1.30 a.m.: The Queen and the power of images
2.15 am: Elizabeth II – The Eternal Queen
3:00 a.m.: Princess Diana’s dangerous legacy
3.45 a.m .: Duchess Kate – fairy tales, power and fashion
4.30 a.m.: Royal heirs: The heirs to the throne
Friday June 3rd
12.10pm: 70th Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II / Service from the Saint. Paul’s Cathedral in London
1.30 p.m.: The Queen and the Power of Images, film by Ulrike Grunewald
4 p.m.: today – in Europe for Queen Elizabeth II’s 70th jubilee. Live from London with Britta Jäger
5.45pm: People today special 70 Years Elizabeth II – The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with Karen Webb from London
Sunday June 5th
10.00 a.m.: Elizabeth II – Her Life for the Crown, film by Ulrike Grunewald
7.15 p.m.: Parades, pomp and platinum party – 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II. Film by Gert Anhalt (from 6 p.m. in the ZDFmediathek)
11.30 p.m .: ZDF-History: The Windsors: Elizabeth II. – Her first years, film by Mark Bates
Celebrations are held all year round in Britain, but the long weekend from Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June is undoubtedly the highlight.
It starts on Thursday with the “Trooping the Color” parade in London. Start is 11.00 a.m. British time, in Germany it is already an hour later. The royal family will then appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. On the same day, bonfires are also lit throughout Great Britain and many of the Commonwealth countries.
The center of the celebrations is Saint Paul’s Cathedral, where a memorial service is held in honor of the Queen. “Great Paul”, the largest church bell in the country, will ring out again for the first time after a long period of restoration.
A fixed date is the “Platinum Party” in Buckingham Palace and the “Platinum Concert” by the BBC with stars such as soul legend Diana Ross, Queen and Duran Duran. Derby is in Epsom, southwest of London, but the Queen’s attendance at the horse race this year is unlikely.
The celebrations end in a popular way – with a nationwide neighborhood brunch, for which tens of thousands of people have already registered. A long party weekend ends with the anniversary parade “Platinum Pageant” on London’s boulevard “The Mall”.
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The original of this article “Follow the spectacle live on the Internet” comes from TV Spielfilm.