Buckingham Palace announced on Sunday that several members of the Royal Family will travel across the UK to represent the Queen during celebrations of her 70th anniversary.
The royal family will travel across the United Kingdom on the occasion of the Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II, whose celebrations will take place from June 2 to 5. Buckingham notably announced on Sunday that Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton would travel to Wales, without specifying what day this trip would take place.
“During the (…) weekend, members of the royal family will visit the nations of the United Kingdom to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee”, announces the press release, relayed by the American site . “Members of the Royal Family will honor engagements in each of the nations, including public events to mark the occasion.”
In addition, Princess Anne – second child and only daughter of Elizabeth II – will visit Scotland. Prince Edward, the youngest son of the 96-year-old monarch, and his wife Sophie, will be in Northern Ireland.
The Platinum Jubilee will mark 70 years of reign of Elizabeth II, unrivaled in the UK. It will begin on June 2 with the parade that officially celebrates the Sovereign’s birthday each year, Trooping The Colour. As tradition dictates, this parade will conclude with the appearance on the Buckingham balcony of Queen Elizabeth II and the other members of the royal family.
Buckingham announced on Friday that this year only ‘members of the Royal Family who carry out official public engagements on behalf of the Queen’ will appear on the balcony. Which excludes Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, as well as Prince Andrew. A total of 18 members of the royal family, including Crown Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, as well as his son William, his wife Kate and their three children, are expected on the balcony on the occasion of this large military parade, which had been canceled two years in a row in 2020 and 2021, due to the pandemic.