OTTAWA (ON), June 2, 2022 /CNW/ – Their Excellencies the Right Honorable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canadaand M. Whit Fraser will go to London, United Kingdomof June 2 to 6, 2022, participate in Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

“Whit and I are delighted to mark a milestone in the life and reign of Her Majesty The Queen: seven decades of service,” said the Governor General. “Like many others, I have been inspired by Her Majesty’s dedication to service, as well as her commitment to Canada over the years. It is an honor to represent Her Majesty as Governor General and to represent Canada during these Platinum Jubilee festivities.”

Whereas in LondonHis Excellency will also have the opportunity to meet with Governors General from across the Commonwealth.

Below is the itinerary. Times are shown in local time (BST).

London
Thursday, June 2

9:15 p.m.
Lighting of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons
The Governor General will participate in the lighting of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee beacons. The beacon will be lit above Canada House and is expected to occur at 9:45 p.m.

Beacons will be lit throughout the UKthe Channel Islandsthe Isle of man,
British Overseas Territories and in each of the Commonwealth countries, in recognition of the Queen’s long and selfless service.
Canada House
OPEN TO MEDIA

Friday, June 3

11:30 a.m.
Thanksgiving Service
The Governor General will participate in the Service of Thanksgiving for the Queen’s Reign.

Big Paul, the largest church bell in England, will be rung for service. This will be the first royal occasion for which he will ring.
From St Paul cathedral
OPEN TO ACCREDITED MEDIA

Saturday June 4

8 p.m.
Platinum Evening at the Palace
The Governor General will attend the Platinum Party at the Palais.

The celebration will include famous faces from the world of entertainment coming together to perform in a night of musical tributes to celebrate the Jubilee.
Buckingham Palace
OPEN TO ACCREDITED MEDIA

Sunday June 5

2 p.m.
Platinum Jubilee Competition
The Governor General will attend the Platinum Jubilee Spectacular, which will feature members of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Artists, dancers, musicians, military personnel, key workers and volunteers will come together to tell the story of the Queen’s 70-year reign in an awe-inspiring festival of creativity. The competition will combine pomp and ceremony, street art, theatre, music, circus and costume, as well as state-of-the-art visual technology, drawing on talent from all walks of life. UK and across the Commonwealth.
queen victoria Memorial
OPEN TO ACCREDITED MEDIA

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