The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Wales over the long Banking Jubilee weekend, Buckingham Palace announced.
William and Kate are among the senior royals to visit the UK as the country marks the Queen’s 70-year reign with a series of events.
The Earl and Countess of Wessex will visit Northern Ireland and the Princess Royal will visit Scotland with all members of the monarchy attending public events marking the Platinum Jubilee.
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will likely be in the capital attending events over the four-day weekend in June and it is unknown what engagements the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will attend.
Harry and Meghan confirmed on Friday, also the third birthday of their son Archie, that they were “excited and honored” to attend the monarch’s milestone celebrations in June with their eldest son and sister Lilibet.
During their Diamond Jubilee celebration in 2012, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh toured extensively across the country over a period of three months.
Details have been released about some of the arrangements for the Platinum Jubilee with royals meeting on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, following the Trooping the Color ceremony, limited to working royals only and with the Duke of York and Harry and Meghan omitted from the lineup. . above.
The monarch’s decision to include only royalty performing official public functions was made “after careful consideration”, Buckingham Palace said.
The symbolic move will likely be interpreted as a snub to the Sussexes, who left the monarchy for a new life in the US two years ago, and Andrew, who was expelled from the institution over his civil sexual assault case.
On June 2, Trooping the Colour, the sovereign’s official birthday parade, will kick off four days of Jubilee festivities, with 18 members of the royal family gathering at the famous façade, with the Queen “looking forward” to the end. -weekend of celebrations.
A Palace spokesperson said: “After careful consideration, the Queen has decided that this year’s traditional Trooping the Color appearance on the balcony of Trooping the Color on Thursday 2 June will be limited to Her Majesty and members of the royal family who are currently performing official public functions on behalf of the Palace. Queen.”
There will be no ceremonial journey to the thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday, June 3, and the 96-year-old monarch, who struggles with mobility, will use a different entrance instead of climbing the steep steps.
The 18th century Gold State Coach will appear on the streets of London for the first time in 20 years when he leads the Jubilee Pageant procession on Sunday, June 5th.
Archival footage of Elizabeth II on her coronation day will be shown in the refurbished windows to evoke the image of the young monarch traveling in the carriage.
With the Queen expected to appear on the balcony for Trooping, attend church service and the Epsom Derby, decisions about her appearances over the weekend will likely not be confirmed until the day.
A Palace spokesperson said: “The Queen is looking forward to the weekend and will participate in the celebrations, but her presence will not be confirmed until much closer to the time or even the day itself.”