It wouldn’t feel right on any other channel, would it?
The BBC has a schedule packed with programmes to pay tribute to The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, beginning this Thursday.
The lady of the moment – other than the one celebrating 70 years on the throne, of course – is Kirsty Young.
Young returns to the BBC for the first time since 2018 to anchor a full weekend of programming for the Jubilee, joined by presenters including Huw Edwards, Clare Balding, AJ Odudu, Roman Kemp and Anita Rani.
Hosts Young and Kemp will lead live coverage of the Platinum Party at the Palace, on BBC1, iPlayer and across the entire BBC network, bringing together the world’s biggest entertainers to perform for a night of musical tributes.
“I’m delighted to be back on the BBC for such an historic, unique, and happy event,” said Young. “It’s going to be quite a weekend and our coverage will bring viewers everywhere a front row seat at the celebrations. I can’t wait!”
The biggest names from across the BBC will also host a variety of programmes including documentary The Crown Jewels presented by Clive Myrie, which looks at the history of the prized royal ceremonial objects and what they mean to the United Kingdom.
“It’s been a really powerful journey of discovery for me finding out more about the amazing crown jewels, their importance to the monarchy and their role in the complex history of our islands,” he said.
Starting off the special extended Bank Holiday Jubilee weekend on BBC1, Edwards, Young and JJ Chalmers will present the Jubilee Special of Trooping The Colour, from Buckingham Palace along The Mall to Horse Guards Parade where the military spectacle takes place.
The morning’s events celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 years on the throne with an expected appearance of members of the royal family expected on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
Saturday will see the Platinum Party At The Palace where Young and Kemp will bring together some of the world’s best entertainers to perform a night of musical tributes.
Queen + Adam Lambert, Alicia Keys, Hans Zimmer, Ella Eyre, Craig David, Mabel, Elbow and George Ezra will share the three-stage set up with the likes of Duran Duran, Andrea Bocelli, Mimi Webb, Sam Ryder, Jax Jones, Celeste, Nile Rodgers, Sigala and Diversity, all performing their biggest hits in a star-studded tribute to Her Majesty.
Coverage of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee begins on Thursday across the BBC
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