Sandringham announces plans to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee

As The Queen is set to make her Platinum Jubilee this year, Sandringham joins the group of royal residences marking the occasion with a broad range of events.

Sandringham is the much-loved country retreat of The Queen and has been the private home to four generations of British Monarchs since 1862. It traditionally acts as the place the Monarch heads each Christmas.

The main attraction at the Norfolk residence is to be a special exhibition, ‘Her Majesty The Queen at Sandringham: An Exemplary Reign and a Unique Country House’, which will showcase Elizabeth’s love for the estate.

Sandringham House, Norfolk (John Fielding)

Key highlights of the exhibition will include objects and photographs relating to The Queen’s passions: animals, horses and the great outdoors.

There will also be a a special display focusing on the very first Christmas Day speech broadcast from 1957, which was recorded by The Queen at Sandringham House.

No royal milestone complete without memorabilia! A range of limited-edition commemorative items which will be unique to the Sandringham Estate Shop are set to be introduced soon, including a Sandringham Platinum Jubilee Pink Gin, a Platinum Jubilee Pale Ale, Sandringham celebratory own blend tea, and a preserve made from local Norfolk fruit.

The Queen is marking her Platinum Jubilee in 2022. Picture by i-Images

The estate will also host several events over the extended June Bank Holiday Weekend, beginning on 2nd June with the traditional lighting of the Jubilee Beacon in the Royal Parkland. You might remember beacons were lit for the Diamond Jubilee, too.

The full programme of events at Sandringham include:

Official Sandringham Platinum Jubilee Beacon – Thursday 2nd June

Continuing the long tradition of celebrating Royal Jubilees, Weddings and Coronations – the lighting of the Sandringham beacon will mark the Platinum Jubilee in the Royal Parkland, accompanied by live music from a Piper and the Hunstanton Band.

Free event, admission tickets must be obtained online via the Sandringham website.

A evening with Katherine Jenkins joined by The Military Wives – Friday 3rd June

A night of classical live music as Katherine Jenkins OBE and The Military Wives perform an outdoor concert in the Royal Parkland, rounding the evening off with a special fly over and fireworks.

Tickets must be purchased online via Live Promotions.

‘Platinum Party at the Palace’ – Saturday 4th June

‘Platinum Party at the Palace’ on the big screen: A live screening of the Platinum Party at the Palace, some of the world’s biggest entertainment stars honour the most significant and joyous moments from The Queen’s seven-decade reign.

Free event, admission tickets must be obtained online via the Sandringham website.

Pageant of Motoring – Sunday 5th June

The pageant will showcase a decade of motoring, live music and aerial displays alongside a variety of culinary delights, antique markets and a vintage fair. Performing directly from the West End, Frankie’s Guys will stage songs by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, dynamic female trio ‘Music Through The Decades’ and popular rock sensations The Houndogs, will all provide retro live music throughout the day.

Tickets must be purchased online via Live Promotions.

Edward Roberts pictured with his winning design for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee logo (@RoyalFamily/Twitter)

2022 will be a year full of celebrations to mark The Queen’s 70 years on the throne, with a four-day Bank Holiday weekend in June. These are comprised of Trooping the Colour, the lighting of jubilee beacons, a Service of Thanksgiving, the Platinum Pageant and a concert.

A special logo has been chosen for the occasion, designed by a budding graphic design student, and can be seen on official information about the jubilee, now that 2022 has begun.

new range of chinaware has additionally been unveiled by the Royal Collection Trust to mark the occasion, too, taking inspiration from Her Majesty’s Robe of Estate, worn to her coronation on 2 June 1953.

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