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

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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 (opens in new tab), 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 (opens in new tab), 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 (opens in new tab). 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 six years of experience working in digital publishing. Her specialist areas including literature, the British Royal Family and knowing all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and every streaming service out there. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, you can find Emma cooking and watching yet more crime dramas.