Canada to Host Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebration: June 2-5, 2022
The Royal Family has released a photo promoting the upcoming events for Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee. Canadians will have the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of programming from Thursday, June 2 to Sunday, June 5 on various channels including CBC, CBC Gem, Vision TV, BBC First, and CPAC.
The lineup of specials includes live coverage from London of the Trooping the Colour and A Service of Thanksgiving, along with recent BBC documentaries such as Jubilee Pudding: 70 Years in the Baking and Elizabeth: The Unseen Queen.
One notable special is the highly anticipated Platinum Party at the Palace, featuring performances by Queen Adam Lambert, Hans Zimmer, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Duran Duran, Andrea Bocelli, Nile Rodgers, Elton John, and Diana Ross. However, it may not be fully accessible to Canadians. The concert, which will last for two and a half hours, will be broadcast on BBC in the U.K. at 7:30 p.m. GMT. There is an update that Canadians will be able to watch the concert when it airs on ABC at 8 p.m. ET, with CBC News Network also providing highlights from the evening showcase with Heather Hiscox reporting from London.
To provide a summary of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee specials and their availability in Canada, here is a roundup:
The Queen's Jubilee: Trooping the Colour
- Airs on Thursday, June 2 from 5 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. ET on CBC, CBC News Network, and CBC Gem
- Hosted by Adrienne Arsenault from Buckingham Palace for CBC News
- The annual parade will take place on Horse Guards Parade in St. James's Park, featuring over 1,200 officers and soldiers, army musicians, horses, and a royal gun salute
- The 1st Battalion Irish Guards will troop their colour on Horse Guards Parade to celebrate the Queen's official birthday
- The royal family will make a special appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for a jubilee flypast
Jubilee Pudding: 70 Years in the Baking
- Begins streaming on Thursday, June 2 on CBC Gem
- A celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, featuring a competition among British home bakers to create a new recipe
- The winning recipe will become part of British food history, to be recreated at various Jubilee events across the country as the Platinum Pudding
- Originally aired on BBC One on May 12, 2022
For more information, including the photo from the Royal Family, visit the official Platinum Jubilee website at PlatinumJubilee.gov.uk.
Image from BBC
Elizabeth: The Hidden EmpressPremieres on Thursday, June 2 at 8 p.m. Eastern Time on Vision TV and Friday at 8 p.m. Eastern Time on BBC First
Venturing into the unexplored annals of Queen Elizabeth II's ascension, this documentary uncovers untapped treasures within the royal archives, including the Queen's personal film collection.
We are all acquainted with the reigning Queen, but who was she before ascending the throne seven decades ago? What kind of world did she leave behind and how did she navigate the labyrinth of palace life to establish a new existence for herself and her kin? With never-before-seen archival footage, this immersive and visually opulent production unveils an alternative portrait of the Queen – a serene and family-centric monarch. Thus far, the vast collection of thousands of hours of footage had been shrouded in privacy. However, as a tribute to the Platinum Jubilee, an extensive compilation of over 400 reels has been made accessible – a treasure trove of cinematic history. Originally broadcasted on BBC One on May 28, 2022.
Image from BBC
The Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen: An Appreciative CeremonyAiring on Friday, June 3 from 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Eastern Time on CBC, CBC News Network, and CBC Gem
Presented by Adrienne Arsenault straight from Buckingham Palace for CBC News, this ceremony will take place at St. Paul's Cathedral and include the resounding of Great Paul, the grandest church bell in the land. Noteworthy members of the Royal Family, alongside representatives from Commonwealth nations, will be in attendance.
Image from CBC
The Queen and CanadaStreaming commences on Friday, June 3 on CBC Gem; Airing on Saturday at 8 p.m. Eastern Time and Sunday at 7 p.m. Eastern Time on CBC News Network, with an additional airing on Sunday at 9 p.m. Eastern Time on CBC
Given that Canada is the largest country within the Commonwealth, does the Queen's relationship with the nation hinge on duty or devotion? CBC News correspondent Adrienne Arsenault embarks on a quest to unravel this enigma in a documentary that investigates the profound bond and occasionally intricate ties binding Queen Elizabeth and Canada. Showcasing interviews with prominent figures and ordinary Canadians who have shared personal encounters with the Queen, this film also grants exclusive access to Windsor Castle – the Queen's permanent abode – and delves into a vast pool of rarely-seen archival videos and untold anecdotes.
Image from PBS
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee on BBC FirstBBC First will broadcast a series of special programs, including:
- Elizabeth: The Veiled Sovereign on Friday, June 3 at 8 p.m. Eastern Time
- 2017's Elizabeth and Philip: Romance and Allegiance on Friday, June 3 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time (and will be repeated on Friday at 9:40 p.m., Saturday at 10:20 a.m., and 5 p.m.)
- The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on Friday, June 3 at 11 p.m. Eastern Time (and will be repeated on Saturday at 4 p.m. and 8:20 p.m.)
- Our Queen on Saturday, June 4 at 12 a.m. Eastern Time (and will rebroadcast at 11:30 a.m.)
- The Queen at 90 on Saturday, June 4 at 1 a.m. Eastern Time
- The 2006 film The Queen on Saturday, June 4 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time (and will be rebroadcast at 9:20 p.m.)
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee on CPACThe Cable Public Affairs Channel will air the following documentaries on Saturday, June 5: The Queen at 90 (7 p.m. Eastern Time), A Jubilee Tribute to the Queen by the Prince of Wales at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time, and Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II at 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time. On Sunday, June 5, CPAC will rebroadcast the Trooping of the Colour at 12 p.m. Eastern Time, Service of Thanksgiving at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time, and will also showcase the documentary Elizabeth: The Hidden Empress at 9 p.m. Eastern Time.
Astonishingly, the dazzling extravaganza known as Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebration on BritBox can still be viewed, even if you unfortunately missed the live broadcast on May 15. Prepare to be enthralled by this phenomenal spectacle, which pays homage to Queen Elizabeth's remarkable 70 years of unwavering service at Windsor Castle. Featuring an impressive array of 1,300 performers and 500 majestic horses, this regal event is not to be missed.
For those seeking more details about the broadcast, noteworthy channels such as BBC, BBC First, BritBox, British TV, CBC, CBC Gem, CPAC, Royal Family, and Vision TV provide valuable insights and comprehensive coverage for your viewing pleasure. Don't hesitate to delve into the mesmerizing world of Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee Celebration.
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