The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is being celebrated in 2022 in the Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952. The celebration plans were formally unveiled in full by Buckingham Palace on 10 January 2022.
The Queen said that she hopes the Platinum Jubilee will bring together families and friends, neighbors and communities. She said that the Jubilee “affords me a time to reflect on the goodwill shown to me by people of all nationalities, faiths and ages in this country and around the world over these years”. She thanked everyone for their support, loyalty and affection, and signed the message “Your Servant”.
There are many events happening over the four-day Bank Holiday in June to commemorate the Queen’s Jubilee, with members of the Royal Family planning to attend some of these events. The planned festivities, which will take place between June 2 and June 5, including Trooping the Colour (the annual public celebration of the Queen’s birthday), the lighting of Platinum Jubilee beacons, a service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Derby at Epsom Downs, a live concert called “Platinum Party at the Palace,” the Big Jubilee Lunch and the Platinum Jubilee Pageant.
Lemon and amaretti trifle
In addition to these, a giant slide will also be installed at the Tower of London as part of an impressive floral display, and a carnival featuring 5,000 performers and a dragon float the size of an iconic red bus will be held in London. There is also a Platinum Party at the Palace on Saturday 4 June, where the BBC will stage a special live concert at Buckingham Palace to ‘bring some of the world’s biggest entertainment stars’ to ‘celebrate the most significant and joyous moments from the Queen’s seven-decade reign.
As per reports, the celebratory anniversary weekend will include a series of public events, community activities, and initiatives. And keeping her passion for food in view, Lemon and Swiss Roll Amaretti Trifle has been declared as the official pudding that will represent the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The Duchess of Cornwall declared this pudding and its creator Jemma Melvin as the winners of a nationwide contest, which was organized by Fortnum and Mason and aired on BBC One, with an intention to find the right pudding, cake or tart for the Queen and her 70-year Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
TSome 5,000 people, aged eight to 108, entered the nationwide competition to craft a new pudding to commemorate the Queen’s 70-year reign, with entries whittled down to five finalists who subsequently competed before a panel of experts judges in a show on BBC One.
These finalists were shortlisted to compete for the title of ‘The Jubilee Pudding’, which finally went to 31-year-old Jemma Melvin. The trifle is made with layers of lemon curd swiss roll, custard, jelly, a mandarin coulis and amaretti biscuits. It will join the ranks of royal-inspired dishes, such as coronation chicken and Victoria sponge.