Platinum Jubilee Celebrations: Saturday, June 4th
The CORTIERS are said to be “moving heaven and earth” so that the queen, accompanied by members of the royal family, can attend the Derby at 5:30 pm at the Epsom Racecourse.
It is the richest flat race in Britain, and the only classic the queen has ever won.
Reach For The Moon, his most likely winning horse, has already been withdrawn from the 243rd edition of the event. About 40 retired and current jockeys, dressed in the queen’s silks, will form a guard of honor.
One of them will be 79-year-old Willie Carson, who rode Dunfermline, the winner of Queen’s Oaks in the 1977 Silver Jubilee.
Proms In The Park will be held in London and there will be a jubilee picnic on the Long Walk in Windsor.
The BBC Platinum Festival at the Palace begins at 8pm, attended by up to 22,000 spectators, including 10,000 who won tickets to a poll and 5,000 key workers.
Some of the world’s biggest stars will appear at the three-hour live concert to celebrate the Queen’s 70th birthday.
Singer George Ezra and Clara Amfo from Radio 1 will be among a number of famous names who will appear in a trio of high-tech concert stages to be built outside the palace.
The three-hour party will be broadcast on BBC1 by Newsnight’s Kirsty Young and Capital Radio’s breakfast presenter Roman Kemp.
BBC chiefs will announce the full schedule later.