Queen To Visit Scotland For Downtime Before Platinum Jubilee

LONDON ((May 28, 2022)–the Queen has taken a “mini-break” to Scotland to chill out and ensure she is fully fit and ready for her four-day Platinum Jubilee beano.

Queen Elizabeth II will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee – marking 70 years on the throne.

The 96-year-old is staying at her Highlands bolthole Craigowan Lodge on her Balmoral estate.

It comes after The Sun revealed a wheelchair lift and security ring of steel had been installed around the lodge – so she could spend more time in Scotland.

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The Queen has carried out a hectic few weeks opening the Elizabeth Line, watching the Royal Windsor Horse Show and taking a golf cart around Chelsea Flower Show.

She will relax at the lodge described as her “favourite home” before Platinum Jubilee kicks off next Thursday.

It means she could be out of Windsor when Harry and Meghan arrive with their children Archie and Lilibet next week at Frogmore Cottage.

The monarch often travels to Balmoral at this time of year and usually stays for around a week. 

Her break on this occasion is understood to be a means of pacing herself ahead of the Jubilee weekend.

A source close to the Queen said she wants to take more short breaks to Balmoral and Sandringham when possible.

One said: “It dawned on her last year that she can take these mini-breaks and she thoroughly enjoys them.”


How can I live stream the Platinum Jubilee events?

The Platinum Jubilee will be televised across the four day bank holiday weekend.

The celebrations will begin on Thursday, June 2, 2022, and continue over the weekend until Sunday, June 5. 

June 2 has replaced the usual May Day bank holiday across the UK, with June 3 an extra day’s bank holiday.

BBC One will broadcast the Platinum Party at the Palace live.

Those away from a TV can also tune into Radio 2 to listen to the live performances.

How else can I watch The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee?

You can also watch the event on BBC iPlayer and the ITV Hub on your TV, laptop, phone or other smart devices.

Both are free to sign up for, although they do require you to be a TV Licence holder.

Unfortunately, tickets to the concert are now sold out, with 100,000 people expected to attend the event.

However, if you’re attending the Jubliee Picnic in the Park event on Windsor’s Long Walk, the Platinum Party at the Palace concert will be shown across giant screens for the public to watch the event live.

What Platinum Jubilee events is The Queen attending?

Lots of celebrations have been planned for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, including a national pudding competition, a pageant along the Mall, a four-day bank holiday and performances in Windsor Castle.

It is yet to be confirmed which events the Queen will be attending.

In early May, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson said that the Queen’s attendance at the Platinum Jubilee celebrations may not be confirmed “until the day itself”.

Speaking ahead of the celebration to the Independent, the spokesperson explained: “The Queen is looking forward to the weekend and will be taking part in the celebrations but her presence will not be confirmed until much nearer the time or even on the day itself.”

However, the monarch is currently expected to attend a series of events held across the four-day bank holiday weekend including:

Source: The Sun
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