The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
Be a part of this historic occasion. This event will mirror the United Kingdom event.
On 6th February this year 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.
To celebrate this unprecedented anniversary, events and initiatives will take place throughout the year, culminating in a four day UK bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June.
From 6:00pm – 6:30pm enjoy a Bagpipe Concert held at The Governor’s Palace in the Historic Area. The Bagpipe Concert will be accompanied by the CW Fife & Drum Corp and Color Guard by WSAS.
From 9:00pm – 10:00pm experience the Platinum Jubilee Ceremony – Beacon Lighting held at The Wren Building on William & Mary’s Campus.
The United Kingdom’s long tradition of celebrating Royal Jubilees, Weddings and Coronations with the lighting of beacons will continue for the Platinum Jubilee.
A beacon chain, once used as a tool for communication, has now become a symbol of unity across towns, borders, countries and continents and is often the central point of focus for any outdoor gathering or celebration.