PLATINUM JUBILEE LIVE: Get all the latest news and updates here

PLATINUM JUBILEE LIVE: Get all the latest news and updates here

June 5, 2022

PLATINUM JUBILEE LIVE: Royal fans hope to see the Queen at street pageant on final day of celebrations after incredible Party at the Palace – and millions prepare to join the Big Lunch

  • Revellers wait anxiously to see if monarch will appear at Buckingham Palace
  • Huge crowds flooded central London last night to watch a stunning concert 
  • Latest Platinum Jubilee news as the Queen celebrates 70 years of service 
  • Latest Platinum Jubilee news as the Queen celebrates 70 years of service

This is MailOnline’s live coverage of day 4 of the Queen‘s Platinum Jubilee celebrations on June 4, 2022.

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Some 10,000 people including a cast of 6,000 performers are involved in staging the 3km carnival procession from Horse Guards, along Whitehall to Admiralty Arch and down The Mall to Buckingham Palace.

The ambitious £15 million pageant is split into four acts: For Queen and Country with a military parade; The Time of Our Lives progressing through seven decades of culture, music and fashion; Let’s Celebrate telling the story of the Queen’s life in 12 chapters with corgi puppets and carnival creations; and the Happy and Glorious musical spectacle.

Celebrities will travel in decorated open top double decker buses for the decade-by-decade celebrations.

Among the sights will be the Gold State Coach which will feature archival footage of the Queen broadcast at the windows, making it seem as if the monarch is in the carriage.


A weather warning for thunderstorms is set to dampen the Platinum Jubilee with the risk of soggy lunches on the final day of celebrations.

The Met Office has a yellow warning in place for thunderstorms across much of England and Wales until 6pm this evening.

Forecasters said the weather may cause travel disruption, with flooding possible in some areas.

The streets are already looking spic and span, ready for more Jubilee fun today, despite footage emerging of huge amounts of litter on The Mall.

But the area appeared to be well cleared this morning, ahead of the much-anticipated pageant later.

Charles delivers moving personal tribute to ‘mummy’

Prince Charles called the Queen ‘Mummy’ and described how ‘you laugh and cry with us and, most importantly, you have been there for us’ in a moving, personal tribute to Britain’s longest-serving head of state after the Buckingham Palace concert.

The 96-year-old monarch received affectionate tributes from the Prince of Wales and national figures during Saturday night’s Platinum Party at the Palace that saw Sir Rod Stewart, Diana Ross and Duran Duran perform for thousands in The Mall.

Elton John wowed audiences with a pre-recorded rendition of Your Song during the Party at the Palace concert for the Platinum Jubilee on Saturday.

Footage of the singer, 75, who was unable to perform in person due to his touring commitments, delivering the heartfelt ballad was projected onto Buckingham Palace itself while people waved their glowing wristbands in the air.

Prince George steals the show at Platinum Party at the Palace

Prince George got into the celebratory spirit as he sung along to Sweet Caroline during the Queen’s Platinum Party at Buckingham Palace. 

The eight-year-old royal belted out the lyrics as Sir Rod Stewart performed on stage in one of many adorable moments at the star-studded concert. 

Millions will gather for patriotic street parties, picnics and barbecues today, with more than 85,000 Big Jubilee Lunches being held across the UK.

The Duchess of Cornwall, patron of the Big Lunch, will join Charles at a flagship feast at The Oval cricket ground in south London, while the Earl and Countess of Wessex will meet people creating the ‘Long Table’ down on The Long Walk leading up to Windsor Castle.

How good was the Queen’s cameo in last night’s show?

Her Majesty delighted millions of viewers last night by appearing in a surprise comic sketch with Paddington Bear to kick-start the Jubilee concert.

The monarch and the famous bear – both much loved British institutions – tapped out the beat of the We Will Rock You anthem together on china teacups using silver spoons as a unique way of getting the celebrations under way.

Good morning, and welcome to MailOnline’s live coverage of the fourth day of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Today the festivities will draw to a close with a colourful street pageant which royal revellers hope will be capped by a Buckingham Palace appearance by the Queen.

The monarch received affectionate tributes from the Prince of Wales and national figures during Saturday night’s Platinum Party at the Palace that saw Sir Rod Stewart, Diana Ross and Duran Duran perform for thousands.

Follow MailOnline’s live blog for all the latest news and updates as Britain celebrates the Queen’s astonishing 70-year reign.

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