Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 LIVE: Crowds camp on Mall as UK kicks off 4-day weekend

Queen’s arrival plan at Windsor Castle

At Windsor Castle, The Queen will arrive in the Quadrangle for the lighting ceremony from the Sovereign’s Entrance. Her Majesty’s arrival will be signalled by a trumpet fanfare, before The Queen is received by Bruno Peek LVO OBE, who has overseen the Platinum Jubilee Beacons Project.

Simultaneously, outside Buckingham Palace, The Duke of Cambridge will meet the Chair of The Queen’s Green Canopy, Sir Nicholas Bacon, and the designer of the ‘Tree of Trees’, Thomas Heatherwick, to hear about how the sculpture was created. Schoolchildren who have taken part in The Queen’s Green Canopy Junior Forester Award will also be present, as well as young leaders from Scouts, Girlguiding and the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, who have all been involved with the Platinum Jubilee Beacons Project.

At Windsor, watched by Her Majesty, the Commonwealth Globe of Nations – specially created for the Beacons Project and displayed publicly at the Tower of London since April – will then be placed on a podium by representatives of the Yeoman Warders.

Her Majesty will then proceed to the podium, and with a symbolic touch on the globe, The Queen will trigger the beginning of the lighting of the Principal Beacon outside Buckingham Palace.

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