Queen’s Platinum Jubilee set to include magnificent tribute to her favorite passion

The Queen will celebrate her 70th year on the throne in 2022

Queen Elizabeth attends the Out-Sourcing Inc. Royal Windsor Cup polo match
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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration plans have been unveiled and the milestone occasion is set to include a wonderful tribute to one the monarch’s great loves. 

The Queen will mark her momentous Platinum Jubilee in 2022 and one of the celebratory events will reportedly honor one of her favorite passions. A four-day bank holiday has already been confirmed in the UK for Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee as the nation prepares to pay tribute to the extraordinary monarch. With the Royal Family expected to come together for this occasion, many people will no doubt be looking forward to seeing them reunite after the recent pandemic. 

The Queen is understood to have invited Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and so fans could potentially see her great-grandchildren, including their daughter Lilibet and Princess Beatrice’s baby, making a rare appearance. While the guestlist for the Platinum Jubilee has not yet been confirmed, new plans for one of the events have been unveiled and Her Majesty’s love of horses will be celebrated. 

According to the official Platinum Jubilee website, the Royal Windsor Horse Show will host a spectacular equestrian display in the Windsor Castle grounds. 

Queen Elizabeth II attends Trooping The Colour, the Queen's birthday ceremony at Windsor Castle on June 13, 2020

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The display, called “A Gallop Through History”, will tell the story of Britain’s history from Queen Elizabeth I to Queen Elizabeth II. The event will be broadcast live on ITV in the UK on May 15 and, as reported by ITV, organizers described the event as being a way for the nation to celebrate the Queen’s “constant, courageous and committed presence”. 

The celebration will feature more than 500 horses and 1000 dancers and musicians, all with a floodlit Windsor Castle in the background. 

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This Platinum Jubilee event is also believed to be set to celebrate many of the Queen’s other passions, including the Armed Forces and the Commonwealth, marking India’s 75th anniversary of independence with a Bollywood contribution.

Among the stars speculated to be attending this show are actors Dame Helen Mirren and Stephen Fry, and it’s said that the Queen is playing a big part in shaping the plans for this huge display.

As reported by ITV, producer and director Simon Brooks-Ward revealed that the Queen “wants to know exactly what’s going on within the celebration” as the arrangements are made.

Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by her Stud Groom Terry Pendry, seen horse riding in the grounds of Windsor Castle

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This exciting live event will be held each evening of Royal Windsor Horse Show, which runs from May 12 to May 15, 2022, and tickets for this are now on sale. The equestrian display will be followed by the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee central weekend celebrations and a four-day bank holiday in June 2022. 

During this extended holiday, royal fans can enjoy watching everything from Trooping the Color to the Platinum Jubilee Pageant and Party at the Palace concert.  

Emma Shacklock
Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with five years experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, GoodToKnow and My Imperfect Life.

Before she joined Future Publishing, Emma graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies. After leaving education, she started out her publishing career in the world of books, working as a Publisher for an independent digital publisher specializing in back-list and debut commercial fiction novels. With a huge book list and a passion for bringing the best stories to the broadest audience possible, Emma filled her spare time with reading the latest best-sellers and catching up on hit adaptations.

In 2017 she joined TI Media as a fiction writing coordinator on Woman’s Weekly and Woman’s Weekly Fiction as part of the features team. From here, she used her love of books, working to bring short stories to our dedicated readers and began writing for the books pages of Woman, Woman’s Own and Woman&Home, as well as online features ranging from genre round-ups to travel pieces for womanandhome.com. 

After honing her skills, Emma branched out online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first. When she’s not writing about the next big lifestyle trend, she enjoys cooking, long walks and watching as many crime dramas as she can!