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The Platinum Jubilee at the Royal Residences

Union jack flags line The Mall towards Buckingham Palace during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations
The Mall during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations ©

On 6 February 2022 Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth. There will be year-long Platinum Jubilee celebrations as communities come together to celebrate The Queen’s historic reign. Visit the royal residences this summer and join us to celebrate this landmark year – see special displays and take part in events and activities. Find out more about our plans and how you can join in.

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Introduction to the Platinum Jubilee exhibitions ©

Exhibitions

Three special displays marking significant occasions in Her Majesty’s reign – the Accession, the Coronation and Jubilees – will be staged at the official royal residences in 2022.

 

22 July - 2 October 2022

The Queen's Accession - Buckingham Palace

At the Summer Opening of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace, Platinum Jubilee: The Queen's Accession will include portraits of The Queen taken by Dorothy Wilding, alongside items of Her Majesty’s personal jewellery worn for the portrait sittings.

Visit Buckingham Palace
7 July - 26 September 2022

The Queen’s Coronation - Windsor Castle

At Windsor Castle, the Coronation Dress and Robe of Estate worn by The Queen for her Coronation at Westminster Abbey on 2 June 1953 will be on display.

See the Coronation robes
3 July - 25 September 2022

Platinum Jubilee Display - Palace of Holyroodhouse

At the Palace of Holyroodhouse, visitors will see a display of outfits worn by Her Majesty on occasions to celebrate the Silver, Golden and Diamond Jubilees.

Visit the Edinburgh display
Highlights

10 things to see and do at Buckingham Palace

There has never been a better time to visit Buckingham Palace than this historic Platinum Jubilee year. With so much to see and do, take a look at our list of ten recommendations to make your visit extra special.

See the list

DISCOVER

Delve into the stories behind the exhibition objects and learn more about The Queen and her reign.

A silver and gold-lined diadem with an openwork frame set transparent with diamonds; narrow band edged with pearls, surmounted by four crosses-pattée, the front cross set with a pale yellow brilliant, and four sprays representing the national emble
Film
The Diamond Diadem

This spectacular piece of jewellery was worn by The Queen on her Coronation day.

Coronation gown worn by Her Majesty The Queen on her Coronation Day, 2nd June 1953 (and 3 other occasions). Short sleeved gown with sweetheart neckline; wide circle skirt embroidered with crystal, silver and peals depicting the national emblems of Great B
Film
The Coronation Dress

The story behind the dress worn by The Queen for her Coronation in 1953.

Hat, pink skull cap at top of hat are gathered green fabric stems of flowers falling down towards the back, flowers made of bright silk crepe
film
The Queen’s Silver Jubilee ensemble

A striking outfit worn by Her Majesty The Queen on the occasion of her Silver Jubilee in 1977.

A Coronation robe of deep purple silk velvet, edged with ermine and embroidered in gold thread, the end with crowned E II R monogram and the whole border embroidered with olive branches and ears of wheat, symbolising peace and plenty.
Film
The Coronation Robe of Estate

Uncover the history of Her Majesty The Queen's Robe of Estate.

Article
8 surprising facts about The Queen’s reign

Did you know The Queen has a BAFTA? Discover more about The Queen and her seventy-year reign.

Collection Trail
Royal Jubilees through history

How were Jubilees celebrated in the past? Learn about all seven previous Jubilees and their legacy in the Royal Collection.

Collection Trail
A Celebration of Platinum

We know platinum is precious, but what do we actually use it for? See some of the most spectacular examples in the Royal Collection.

Film
Dorothy Wilding

Photographing The Queen- Meet the woman who captured some of the most iconic images in royal history.

Our retail range

This official range has been commissioned to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. The design is inspired by the purple Robe of Estate worn by The Queen at her Coronation. The border decoration is based on the gold embroidery on the robe, which incorporates olive branches and wheat ears, symbolising peace and prosperity.

Activities

School resources

To help your school celebrate this important moment in history, a number of resources and activities have been created focused around four themes, exploring The Queen, her role, and what jubilees are. Visits to the royal residences for classes are available throughout the year to participate in Platinum Jubilee workshops.