Queen Elizabeth Platinum Jubilee: Without the Queen, the Royal Family Attends a Church Service.
The Queen is the first monarch in British history to reach the milestone of a Platinum Jubilee.
In honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, the United Kingdom will host a celebration on a scale not seen in a single lifetime.
The Queen is the first British monarch in the history of the country to attain a Platinum Jubilee, which denotes 70 years on the throne. She is currently 96 years old.
After the death of her father, King George VI, on February 6, 1952, Queen Elizabeth succeeded to the throne and became monarch of the United Kingdom.
The festivities for the Platinum Jubilee, which will begin on Thursday, will include everything from the customary Trooping the Color birthday parade for the queen, which will be led by Diana Ross, to a star-studded concert, which will be followed by thousands of street parties held all over the country.
Twenty Years Ago, Royals Celebrated Queen Elizabeth II.
The royals are no strangers to London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral, where they gathered on Friday for a National Thanksgiving Service.
The queen’s Platinum Jubilee, which marks her 70 years as monarch, was celebrated with a religious service at Westminster Cathedral on Friday.
Aside from Queen Elizabeth II (96), the other royals in attendance included her husband Prince Charles (96), their daughter Princes William and Kate (96), and Prince Harry (96), together with his wife Meghan (96).
The queen’s Golden Jubilee ceremony in 2002 at St. Paul’s Cathedral, which honoured the 50th year of her reign, and her service on Friday are seen in these now and then photos.
The Queen’s Silver Jubilee and Diamond Jubilee, which took place in 1977 and 2012, respectively, honoured her 25th and 60th anniversaries, and both celebrations took place at St. Paul’s Cathedral.
“In 1977, in honour of her silver jubilee, the Queen travelled from Buckingham Palace to St. Paul’s Cathedral in the Gold State Coach.
As They Leave St. Paul’s Cathedral for Guildhall, the Royal Family
After almost to an hour of proceedings, the National Service of Thanksgiving has come to a close.
After the conclusion of the service, the bells of St. Paul’s Cathedral will be rung nonstop for a period of four hours, with no intervening silences.
Members of the St. Paul’s Cathedral Guild of Ringers “will ring ‘Stedman Cinques,'” as stated in a news release, and they “will be joined by Great Paul, the heaviest church bell in the UK,” who clocks in at more than 16 tonnes.
The Great Paul bell underwent restoration in 2021, and this will be the first time it is rung for a royal occasion since it was originally rung.
The members of the Royal Family will now make their way to the event that is being held at Guildhall. The reception is being hosted by Vincent Keaveny, who is the Lord Mayor of the City of London, and the City of London Corporation.
Prince Charles and Camilla, Along With Prince William And Kate, Arrive at St. Paul’s.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Catherine, have made their way into St. Paul’s Cathedral in order to take part in the service.
The heir apparent to the throne of the United Kingdom, Prince Charles, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, also made their way into the central London church some minutes after the couple’s arrival there.
As soon as they were inside the church, William and Kate led Charles and Camilla in a royal procession before taking their places for the service.
Other members of the royal family have already arrived. These include Princess Anne, the queen’s daughter, and her husband, Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence; their children Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips, as well as Zara’s husband, Mike Tindall; and Prince Edward, Elizabeth’s youngest son, and his family.
Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, as well as their spouses, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Jack Brooksbank, were there together with Prince Andrew’s other children, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.
The royal family is attending the National Service of Thanksgiving — which includes Bible readings, prayers and hymns intended to give thanks for the queen’s 70-year reign — without Elizabeth herself. Buckingham Palace made the announcement on Thursday that the queen will not be attending in person because she had “some pain” earlier in the day when attending the Trooping the Color procession.