Platinum Jubilee Pageant 2022: what time is London event, route, who is attending, and how to watch on TV

One of the biggest celebrations will be the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, which will take place in London at the end of the Jubilee weekend on Sunday afternoon.

The Platinum Jubilee 2022 is a four-day event celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne and is being marked by street parties and events around the UK.

One of the biggest celebrations will be the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, which will take place in London at the end of the Jubilee weekend on Sunday afternoon.

But when can you see it, and what performances will it feature? Here’s everything you need to know.

When is the Platinum Jubilee Pageant?

Members of the Royal Navy, British Army, and Royal Air Force conduct a final early morning rehearsal through London ahead of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant

The Platinum Jubilee Pageant will begin at 2:30pm on Sunday 5 June.

Members of the public can watch the Pageant from viewing areas, and the event is free and open to the public.

There will also be large TV screens at Whitehall and The Mall, as well as St James’ Park.

What is the Platinum Jubilee Pageant route?

From left, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Louis, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince William gather on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, London, Thursday, June 2, 2022 as they watch a flypast of Royal Air Force aircraft pass over as part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations

The event will travel through London and should last over two hours.

The route will begin on Whitehall, turn under Admiralty Arch, and then continue past The Mall before finishing outside Buckingham Palace around the Queen Victoria Memorial.

It is 3km, and similar to the route taken by the Queen on her coronation 70 years ago.

The Pageant is free to watch - Londoners will be able to turn up to watch the procession without a ticket, but will need to arrive early to find a space.

What is the schedule for the Platinum Jubilee Pageant?

The gold state coach passes the Houses of Parliament during an early morning rehearsal through London ahead of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant

According to the official website, the Pageant will “have all the excitement and spectacle of an international parade and carnival – awe-inspiring and filled with marvel and delight.

“The Pageant will combine street arts, theatre, music, circus, carnival and costume to celebrate Her Majesty’s unwavering duty, love of the natural world and dedication to the Commonwealth.”

The Platinum Jubilee Pageant will split into four acts, each celebrating the Queen’s reign:

Act One: For Queen and Country: a military spectacle, celebrating the UK Armed Forces from all three Services, along with military personnel from across the Commonwealth including Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Pakistan, Ghana, Belize, Jamaica, Sri Lanka, and beyond.

Act Two: Time of our Lives: a display looking at how life has changed since 1952, and over the Queen’s 70 years as monarch.

Act Three: Let’s Celebrate: this act will feature dances, carnival processions, installations and creative displays from arts organisations including Trigger (from Bristol), Bridgwater (from Somerset) and Shademakers (from the Isle of Wight). Mahogany, from London, will also reimagine the Coronation in an Afro-Caribbean Carnival style.

Act Four: Happy and Glorious: the finale at the Queen Victoria Memorial outside of Buckingham Palace. Here, icons from the music, comedy, film and art worlds will pay tribute to the Queen.

Who is attending the Platinum Jubilee Pageant?

As part of the pageant, open-top buses representing different decades of British culture during Queen Elizabeth’s reign drove along Pall Mall.

On the 1960s bus, passengers included Doctor Who companion and Blue Peter presenter Peter Purves, Blue Peter presenters Valerie Singleton and Peter Duncan, DJ Tony Blackburn, and comedian Basil Brush. The bus was followed by James Bond themed cars, and 1960s Daleks (from the Peter Cushing movies rather than the television series).

On the 1970s bus, passengers included John Craven from Newsround, Zoe Ball’s dad Johnny, dancers Angela Rippon and Shirley Ballas, and magician Debbie McGee.

On the 1980s bus, passengers included Timmy Mallet and Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet, as well as music producer Pete Waterman. The 1980s bus was followed by a yellow Robin Reliant car, in reference to Only Fools and Horses, and a big Pac Man.

On the 1990s bus, passengers included Olympian Vanessa May, Kate Moss, Charlotte Tilbury, and Naomi Campbell. An image of the Queen and Nelson Mandela was on the side of the bus, right next to a picture of Elizabeth Hurley in her famous safety pin dress.

On the 2000s bus, passengers included the Hairy Bikers, athlete Mo Farah, and money expert Martin Lewis. A smaller bus representing children’s television followed, with the Wombles, Wallace and Gromit, and Iggle Piggle waving to the crowds.

On the 2010s bus - which was a dull digital grey - passengers included presenters Holly Willoughby and Rylan, comedian Rosie Jones, and musician Nicole Scherzinger.

How can I watch the Platinum Jubilee Pageant on TV?

The Queen appeared on the Buckingham Palace balcony this afternoon with her immediate family (image: PA)

The Platinum Jubilee Pageant will air on BBC One, ITV and Sky with live coverage on BBC iPlayer. Coverage will begin at 1pm, prior to the actual procession itself.

Jubilee coverage will be shown on BBC One throughout the weekend.

On 4 June, the BBC will also be broadcasting the Platinum Party at the Palace concert. The concert will feature stars including Diana Ross, Queen + Adam Lambert, Alicia Keys, Sir Rod Stewart and Duran Duran.

Dance group Diversity, Italian opera star Andrea Bocelli and film composer Hans Zimmer will also appear. Sir Elton John has recorded an exclusive performance.