The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: A Celebration of a Historic 70-year Reign

Marlise Boland, leads the award-winning Anglophile Channel team to London to bring you all the exciting coverage from this momentous event celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s historic 70-year reign. 

Join us as we bring you live coverage from Trooping the Colour, The Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Platinum Party at the Palace Concert and the Jubilee Pageant. Follow us on Facebook @theanglophilechannel, Twitter @AnglophileTV and Instagram @TheAnglophileChannel.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee:

Episode 1: Trooping the Colour

Thursday June 2, London

The Queen’s four-day Platinum Jubilee celebration kicked off with the traditional Trooping the Colour (also known as The Queen’s Birthday Parade). Thousands of people camped out for days to secure a prime viewing spot of the annual royal event.

The colour was trooped by the 1st Battalion, Irish Guards, with more than 1200 officers and soldiers from the Household Division putting on a display of military pageantry on Horse Guards Parade. The Trooping of the Colour  has marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign for over 260 years.  In a break from tradition, The Queen took her salute at Buckingham Palace, due to mobility issues.

As expected, the parade concluded with an impressive RAF flypast over the famous Buckingham Palace balcony, where the Queen watched alongside working members of the royal family. It was an amazing event to witness in person. The Anglophile Channel had a brilliant spot where we were able to chat with people who came from far and wide to experience this historic day. Watch our coverage of TROOPING THE COLOUR below:


Enjoy more photos from Day #1 of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee:

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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee:

Episode 2: Service of Thanksgiving, St Paul’s Cathedral

Friday June 3, London

Today marked the second day of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations with a Service of Thanksgiving for The Queen’s reign held at St Paul’s Cathedral. Great Paul, the largest church bell in the country, was rung for the Service. It was made in 1882, but fell silent in the 1970s due to a broken mechanism. It was restored in 2021 and has been rung on 8 occasions since, but this is the 1st royal occasion it will be rung.

Buckingham Palace announced earlier this morning that The Queen would not be in attendance after experiencing “some discomfort” at yesterday’s opening of the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations.

In a statement, the Palace added: “The Queen greatly enjoyed today’s Birthday Parade and Flypast but did experience some discomfort.  Taking into account the journey and activity required to participate in tomorrow’s National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral, Her Majesty with great reluctance has concluded that she will not attend.  The Queen is looking forward to participating in tonight’s Beacon lighting event at Windsor Castle and would like to thank all those who made today such a memorable occasion.”

The Anglophile Channel spoke with The Lord Bishop of London, Sarah Elisabeth Mullally DBE, about the significance of The Queen’s faith and how it has led her in her 70-year reign. Watch our coverage of SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING below:

ENJOY PHOTOS OF DAY #2 The Service of Thanksgiving, St. Paul’s Cathedral

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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee:

Episode 3: Preparations Underway For Platinum Party at the Palace

Saturday June 4, London

Preparations have been underway for the most exciting event of the weekend, the Platinum Party at the Palace, a spectacular concert staged in front of Buckingham Palace.  The Anglophile Channel team were up at the crack of dawn checking things out.

WATCH our coverage of the PREPARATIONS for THE PLATINUM CONCERT: below:


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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee:

Episode 4: Platinum Party at the Palace Concert PLUS…A Surprise Proposal!

Day Three of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations saw the most exciting event yet: the Platinum Party at the Palace. A spectacular concert staged in front of Buckingham Palace that began with a surprise pre-recorded appearance by The Queen and Paddington Bear enjoying tea and revealing that The Queen always tucks a marmalade sandwich in her omnipresent handbag. Once again, thousands lined the Mall to watch this musical extravaganza…including one couple who surprised us with a royal proposal!

Her Majesty then kicked off the concert by tapping out the rhythm of Queen’s “We Will Rock You” on a teacup before QUEEN themselves appeared – Brian May, brilliantly performing on a hydraulic platform in front of the Queen Victoria statue which could be seen by the thousands crowded in all the way down the mall. The celebration saw famous faces from the world of entertainment including Rod Stewart, Duran Duran, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Elton John with an electric grand finale by Diana Ross.

Prince William and Prince Charles both addressed the audience, with The Prince of Wales giving a touching tribute to The Queen’s “lifetime of selfless service”. Once again, The Queen was not in attendance due to ongoing mobility issues, but Prince Charles promised that she could hear the cheers of the crowd all the way in Windsor.

WATCH our coverage of DAY 3: PLATINUM PARTY AT THE PALACE below:

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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee:

Episode 5: A Visit to Peggy Porschen

No trip to England is complete without enjoying a proper sit down afternoon tea. During The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations special afternoon tea tributes sprouted up all over town. Peggy Porschen located near Buckingham Palace set out an afternoon tea fit for The Queen. Check out our visit to this little piece of heaven tucked away in the charming neighborhood of Belgravia:


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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee:

Episode 6: Platinum Jubilee Pageant 

Sunday, June 5, 2022

DAY 4 saw the culmination of celebrations for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with the Jubilee Pageant Parade. The Platinum Jubilee Pageant told the story of The Queen’s 70-year reign and our transforming society. The palace commissioned artists and the communities they work with to interpret different chapters of this narrative in their own unique way, placing those communities and the work they created center stage, in a spectacular unfolding story filled with wonder, warmth, wit and wow-factor.

Once again, The Queen had to skip the Platinum Jubilee Pageant parade  but she was there in spirit as she appeared in hologram form. A digital representation of the 96-year-old monarch’s younger self was projected onto the windows of the Gold State Coach, which carried her to her coronation in 1953. The eight horse-drawn, gilded carriage was featured in the parade for the first time in 20 years, with an image of the Queen waving to the crowds as it drove through the streets of London.



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