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Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 events: timings and route map for the pageant today

Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022 events: timings and route map for the pageant today

The pageant will begin at 2.30pm at the Horse Guards Parade, along Whitehall to Admiralty Arch, down The Mall to Buckingham Palace, before returning via Birdcage walk. 

The procession is set to take two and half hours, concluding at around 5pm.

How to watch the pageant

The pageant is free and open to the public, meaning those hoping to catch a glimpse can head to one of the viewing areas on route.

There will also be large TV screens at Whitehall and The Mall, as well as St James’ Park to follow the events.

Events in July

Three special displays marking significant occasions in the Queen’s reign – the Accession, the Coronation and Jubilees – will be staged at the official royal residences from July 2022.

This is set to include a range of portraits as well as the jewellery and outfits worn for each occasion, housed at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

How Britain has celebrated the Platinum Jubilee so far


The Royal Windsor Horse Show started the unofficial Jubilee celebrations. Held from May 12-15, the equestrian world gathered for the UK’s largest outdoor horse show featuring show jumping, carriage driving and endurance events. 

In the evening, in the same arena, a Jubilee pageant involving 500 horses and 1,300 performers took place, in a 90-minute piece of arena theatre that included actors, artists, musicians, international military displays, dancers and global equestrian displays. Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, 18, drove the Duke of Edinburgh’s carriage during the festivities, paying tribute to the Queen and Duke’s unrivalled contribution to the equestrian world.

The event, called A Gallop Through History, raised money for charities including those supporting the NHS and key workers.

The show was carried out in front of a live audience of 4,000 but, on the final day (May 15), it was broadcast live on ITV with Tom Cruise and Alan Titchmarsh joining forces to host, with Dame Helen Mirren appearing as Elizabeth I.


Thursday, June 2

The Queen took a salute from the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the Trooping the Colour this year. More than 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians came together in the traditional Parade to mark The Queen’s official birthday. They proceeded down The Mall to Horse Guard’s Parade, joined by members of the Royal family on horseback and in carriages.

The event ended with an RAF flypast, watched by members of the Royal Family on the Buckingham Palace balcony. Joining the Queen were Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall; the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with their three children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. Princess Anne was also on the balcony, along with Prince Edward, Sophie Countess of Wessex and their children Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn. Also in attendance on the balcony were Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra.

The UK’s long-running tradition of celebrating Royal Jubilees, weddings and coronations with the lighting of beacons also took place later in the day.