The approaching platinum jubilee celebrations will be the “biggest event in British history,” according to the Queen.
THE QUEEN’S silver jubilee celebrations will be the “largest-ever put on,” according to the event’s organizers.
Victoria & Albert Museum chairman Nicholas Coleridge, who is co-chairing the four-day spectacle, stated it will be “bigger we think even than that which was put on for Queen Victoria in ” at the Conservative Party convention in Manchester.
“That was pretty big, but this is bigger,” he remarked, adding that “6,500 people will be there.”
The BBC predicts that the celebrations, which will mark the Queen’s 70th year on the throne, the longest of any monarch in British history, would draw a global audience of one billion people, according to Mr Coleridge.
The pageant, which kicks out on June 2 with the Queen’s official birthday, will feature a variety of activities, including the trooping of the colour outside Buckingham Palace, which will feature over 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses, and 400 musicians.
A thanksgiving service will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral, as well as a derby in Epsom, according to the Royal Family.
Mr Coleridge expects the pageant will “encourage the country” following the coronavirus pandemic, with a budget of £10-15 million.
Despite many of the events, he highlighted that “it’s not going to be London-centric,” including a “amazing procession” that runs “through Westminster, under Admiralty Arch, down the Mall […] and up past Constitution Hill.”
The organizers, he said, were “making sure that we have people from every section of our country, and indeed every part of the Commonwealth” in attendance.
“We’re having all the creative industries in it — seventeen different theatre groups have signed up to participate in it so far,” he stated.
“We’re having four-story sculptures carried down the Mall, and we’re having a mysterious superstar singer who, if I said anything, the entire ‘Team Jubilee’ would be so unhappy with me that I’d probably never be allowed to return to the office.
“We’ve got royals, we’ve got golden coaches, and we’ve got the Queen at the center of it all.”
“Every Member of Parliament I speak to asks me whether their own constituency will be represented,” he said at the conference, adding that the Government’s “leveling up agenda” will be properly respected.
“Brinkwire Summary News” says, “By the conclusion of it, I hope we’ll feel re-energised, immensely patriotic, and very much one.”