Platinum Jubilee celebrations are live today: Cambridges are planning a street party as music stars prepare to join the contest
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared photos of their three children – Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, seven and Prince Louis, four – baking cakes for Jubilee revelers in Cardiff.
Ten million people across the UK are expected to take part in parties, barbecues and other community festivities to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Additionally, music stars and 10,000 volunteers will perform in the Platinum Jubilee Competition to celebrate the 70 years of the monarch’s reign, closing four days of historic festivities.
Over 10,000 people from across the Commonwealth will come together to help tell the story of the Queen’s time as monarch and the changing face of British society.
The future king was joined by his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and addressed the Queen, who remains head of state at the age of 96 despite her mobility problems, saying: “You have committed to lifelong service – you continue to deliver.”
Among the celebrations this weekend, the Queen did not attend the Epsom Derby and platinum jubilee thanksgiving service at Saint Paul’s Cathedral on Friday, after experiencing a “malaise” following a busy first day of festivities on Thursday.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte steal the show with concert reactions
At last night’s Platinum Party at the Palace, Prince George and Princess Charlotte were in attendance alongside their parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
As the evening progressed, the young royals stole the show laughing and singing along with the various musical performances and special features.
Most notably, the Queen took part in a pre-recorded skit showing her having tea with Paddington Bear – which the children of Cambridge seemed to particularly enjoy.
Furvah Shah |June 5, 2022 10:40 a.m.
Heavy rain and thunderstorms threaten Jubilee street parties
Heavy thundershowers threaten to dampen Sunday’s celebrations for the Queen’s platinum jubilee.
More than 60,000 people have registered to organize large Jubilee lunches in the UK today, while another 10 million people are expected to join in the typically outdoor festivities.
Furvah Shah |June 5, 2022 10:15 a.m.
George, Charlotte and Louis bake cakes for the Jubilee Street Party
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared photos of their three children – Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, seven and Prince Louis, four – baking cakes for street revelers in Cardiff.
Kate Middleton helped her children frost cakes ahead of the street party in the Welsh capital – one of many taking place across the country as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
The post is captioned: ‘Making cakes for the local Cardiff community to enjoy at a Platinum Jubilee street party taking place today! We hope you enjoy them!”
Over ten million people across the UK are expected to take part in the Grand Jubilee Luncheon which should involve street parties, barbecues and other community celebrations.
Furvah Shah |June 5, 2022 10:05 a.m.
Best Tributes to the Queen at the Palace Party
At the Platinum Party at the Palace last night, celebrities, politicians and members of the Royal Family paid their respects to the Queen to celebrate her 70 years of service as monarch.
James Bond actor Daniel Craig thanked the Queen for her unwavering grace and said he would “follow her anywhere”.
Michelle Obama, the former First Lady, said, “I feel deeply honored to have spent time with you over the years.”
Actress Dame Julie Andrews has thanked the Queen for “devoting herself” to the country and the Commonwealth.
Sports star Sir Mo Farah thanked the monarch for her service to “our country and our people” and Emma Raducanu said Her Majesty had “remained calm at all times”.
Prince William took to the stage to address the climate crisis. He said: “Today, in 2022 – as the Queen celebrates her Platinum Jubilee – the pressing need to protect and restore our planet has never been more urgent.
“But like her, I am an optimist. Decades of advocating for better stewardship of our world means that environmental issues are now at the top of the global agenda,” he continued.
“It is my firm hope that my grandmother’s words will be as true in 70 years as they are tonight, that as nations we will come together for a common cause, for then there is always room for hope.”
Prince Charles, accompanied by Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, addressed the Queen as “Her Majesty” and “Mother”.
He said: “You laugh and cry with us and more importantly you have been there for us.”
Furvah Shah |June 5, 2022 9:45 a.m.
The best moments of the performances of Party at the Palace
The Platinum Party at the Palace, which hosted stars, brought together famous personalities from around the world to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee.
From big names such as Diana Ross, Rod Stewart and Queen to new faces like Mabel and Mrs. Banks, artists pulled out all the stops for their performances.
The performances were well received by members of the Royal Family in the audience, with Prince William, Kate Middleton and the children – George and Charlotte – waving Union Jack flags and singing.
Furvah Shah |June 5, 2022 9:10 a.m.
What happened on Friday for the platinum jubilee celebrations?
Friday night the BBC Platinum Evening at the Palace took place which saw stars such as Diana Ross, Queen with Adam Lambert and Duran Duran perform outside Buckingham Palace.
Prince William also praised the Queen on stage for her resilience and dedication to the climate crisis.
The Epsom Derby also took place yesterday, which the Queen did not attend after experiencing ‘malaise’ after Thursday’s busy day of celebrations.
Princess Anne and other royals such as Zara Tindall attended the Derby.
Furvah Shah |June 5, 2022 8:30 a.m.
What’s happening for Platinum Jubilee today?
To conclude the festivities of this historic weekend, a Platinum Jubilee Contest organized by Buckingham Palace and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) will take place today to celebrate 70 years of Queen Elizabeth’s reign.
Thousands of artists from across the UK and Commonwealth will come together to tell the story of the Queen’s time as monarch and the changing face of British society.
It will be broadcast live on BBC from 1 p.m. and on large screens around The Mall in London, Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh and Bute Park in Cardiff.
Additionally, more than 60,000 people have signed up to host a Big Jubilee Lunch with 10 million people across the UK expected to take part in street parties, barbecues and other community celebrations.
Furvah Shah |June 5, 2022 7:45 a.m.
Hello and welcome to the fourth day of The IndependentLive coverage of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations!
Furvah Shah |June 5, 2022 07:30
We hope you enjoyed today’s Platinum Jubilee coverage! We will be back tomorrow for the last day of this weekend’s celebrations.
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Diana Ross closes the show
Dianna Ross closes the show with her best hits as the crowd dances to Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.
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