Platinum Jubilee Celebrations – Saturday, June 4
BROKERS are said to be ‘moving heaven and earth’ for the Queen, accompanied by members of the Royal Family, to attend the Derby at 5.30pm at Epsom Racecourse.
It’s Britain’s richest flat race – and the only classic the Queen has never won.
Reach For The Moon, his horse with the best chance of winning, has already been withdrawn from the 243rd edition of the event. About forty retired and current jockeys, dressed in the Queen’s silks, will form a guard of honour.
One of them will be Willie Carson, 79, who rode Dunfermline, the winner of Queen’s Oaks in the Silver Jubilee year, 1977.
Proms In The Park will take place in London and there will be a Jubilee Picnic on the Long Walk in Windsor.
The BBC’s Platinum Party at the Palace starts at 8pm, attended by up to 22,000 members of the public, including 10,000 who won tickets in a ballot and 5,000 key workers.
Some of the world’s biggest stars will appear in the three-hour live concert to celebrate 70 years of the Queen’s reign.
Singer George Ezra and Radio 1’s Clara Amfo will be among a host of famous names appearing on a trio of high-tech concert stages to be built outside the palace.
The three-hour party will be hosted on BBC1 by Newsnight’s Kirsty Young and Capital Radio breakfast show host Roman Kemp.
BBC bosses will announce the full lineup later.