22nd May 2022
This year Her Majesty The Queen becomes the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the country and the Commonwealth.
The celebrations culminate in the Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend, which takes place from 2nd to 5th June, when we will all be granted an extra Bank Holiday.
Street parties and Jubilee picnics will dominate the weekend but you can also celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s historic reign with a quite extraordinary line up of special TV coverage across BBC One, iPlayer ITVHub, and BritBox - on and around the big weekend.
Here, we round up just a few of our picks of what to steam to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee, including The Queen’s Birthday Parade and Trooping the Colour on BBC iPlayer, and The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration on ITVHub
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On Thursday 2nd June the Queen’s Birthday Parade, also known as Trooping The Colour, will take place to mark the Queen’s Official Birthday. More than 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians will come together for the Jubilee special of the traditional royal parade.
Starting at Buckingham Palace, the parade will travel down The Mall to Horse Guard’s, joined by members of the Royal Family on horseback and in carriages. Huw Edwards, Kirsty Young and JJ Chalmers will present the Jubilee Special of Trooping the Colour on the BBC One and iPlayer.
The parade will close with the traditional Red Arrows RAF fly-past, watched by the Queen and members of the Royal Family from the Buckingham Palace balcony - including Prince Harry and Meghan (both personally invited by HRH to appear on the balcony).
It's the first time Trooping The Colour has gone ahead since 2019 as it was cancelled for a second year running in 2021, having been called off in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Streaming timings are still TBC but watch out here for updates.
The first day of the Platinum Jubilee will be marked by the traditional lighting of beacons across the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. Around the country, communities will be coming together to light more than 1,500 beacons to celebrate The Queen’s 70-year reign, and a principal beacon will be lit at Buckingham Palace.
Presented by Kirsty Young on the BBC, with reporters across the country covering this historic celebration, including Jermaine Jenas at Buckingham Palace, Gethin Jones in Wales, Carol Kirkwood in Scotland, and Holly Hamilton in Northern Ireland. The broadcast will also include highlights from the day’s ceremony of Trooping the Colour.
Stream Platinum Beacons: Lighting up the Jubilee on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on Thursday 2nd June. Timings TBC.
If the pomp and ceremony gets all too much for you then there is ample opportunity to celebrate the Jubilee with all of our favourite soaps and reality shows as well.
As we all celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee around the country, the residents of Albert Square, with The Queen Vic at the heart of the celebrations, will be full on partying too. It will be like No.10 during lockdown !!
Mick Carter has an idea for the residents of Walford to celebrate the special occasion and it doesn’t take long for Linda Carter to take control as they pull out all the stops with a special street party in honour of Her Majesty, making it a day to remember in Albert Square.
Stream EastEnders on the BBC One and BBC iPlayer on Thursday 2nd June. Timings TBC.
Two teams of royal enthusiasts go head-to-head at Cheshire Showground for a Bargain Hunt with a Royal twist ! Master of ceremonies Charlie Ross challenges them to buy an item with a royal connection and noble experts Nick Hall and Stephanie Connell are on hand to guide their teams towards the best regal buys.
Watch Bargain Hunt Jubilee Special on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on Wednesday 1st June. Timings TBC.
Jay Blades, the UK’s latest national treasure, and the team mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by bringing four treasured heirlooms with a royal connection, back to life.
Stream The Repair Shop Jubilee Special on the BBC and BBC iPlayer on Wednesday 1st June. Timings TBC.