How to View Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Events

Queen Elizabeth II may have turned 96 in April, but Her Majesty will celebrate another major milestone over the weekend.

The Platinum Jubilee marks Her Majesty’s 70th anniversary on the throne – a great tribute to the longest-serving monarch. The UK will host several activities for royal supporters and their famous family to celebrate.

Royal Communications confirmed that Prince Harry and Duchess Megan Markle will be present at the Queen’s Birthday Parade on Thursday. However, Prince Andrew will not be there.

Britain’s BBC is partnering with ABC to broadcast all events in America. Other US news networks, including NBC, will also cover some of the events.

Full schedule from Platinum Anniversary Events:


Event: Trooping the Colour

What is it: The huge annual parade begins with the Queen riding out of London’s Buckingham Palace in a horse-drawn carriage. The money shot comes at the end of the route, when the Queen and her family appear at the palace and wave to supporters from a balcony. However, for the first time in 70 years, Queen Elizabeth will not be present to receive the royal salute herself during the parade. Instead, her son and heir Prince Charles (73), daughter Princess Anne (71) and grandson Prince William (39) will be present.

Where and how to see: The ABC News or SkyNews YouTube channel is available from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET

Incident: The Anniversary Beacon Show

What is it: Over 1,500 bonfires will be lit across the UK including one at Buckingham Palace to mark the Platinum Jubilee.

Where and how to see: ABC News at 4 p.m. ET

Queen Elizabeth II Official Platinum Jubilee Portrait
The Official Platinum Jubilee Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
2022 Buckingham Palace


Incident: A thanksgiving service

What is it: The ceremony will take place at St. Paul’s Cathedral and will likely include Bible readings, prayers and hymns.

Where and when to see: 4:15am ET on BBC One and BBC iPlayer

Queen Elizabeth II Official Platinum Jubilee Portrait
People gather on The Mall in London June 1 as Union flags flutter in the breeze ahead of celebrations to mark Britain’s Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
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Incident: Platinum Party at the Palace

What is it: 20,000 spectators will see Queen and Adam Lambert will open the star-studded concert. Rod Stewart, Duran Duran, Andrea Bocelli and Diana Ross are also scheduled to appear in person, while Elton John will appear via video.

Where and when to see: BBC One and ABC News at 2:30 p.m. ET. It will also stream on Hulu on Sunday.


Event: Platinum Anniversary Competition

What is it: Performers, military personnel, workers and volunteers will all take part in this event, which reflects the Queen’s 70 years on the throne.

Where and when to see: BBC One at 9 p.m. ET. It will also be available on Hulu on Monday.

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