The royal family is attending functions on the third day of Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Buckingham Palace said on Friday that the monarch will not be attending the Epsom Derby, where she would be replaced by her daughter, Princess Anne. Instead, the Queen watched the spectacle on television.
The Princess Royal visited with her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence and was seen waving to the audience on Derby Day at Epsom Racecourse in Surrey during the Cazoo Derby Festival 2022.
On the other hand, earlier on Saturday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Cardiff with Princess George and Princess Charlotte, where they viewed preparations for a jubilee concert at Cardiff Castle. They met the event’s artists and staff, including the Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler.
This evening, some 22,000 people are anticipated to enjoy an open-air performance outside Buckingham Palace starring Diana Ross, Italian opera artist Andrea Bocelli, and James Bond composer Hans Zimmer. Alicia Keys, Adam Lambert, and Eurovision 2022 runner-up Sam Ryder will also sing at the two-and-a-half-hour Platinum Jubilee Party at the Palace, and Elton John will make a special recorded appearance.
The Prince of Wales and his oldest son, Prince William, will pay homage to the Queen, who is not scheduled to attend this event but instead view from Windsor Castle through television.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, whose daughter Lilibet is turning one, will not be among guests in the royal box as they have chose to spend the privately.
The Earl and Countess of Wessex have been in Northern Ireland for two engagements. Prince Edward, the Queen’s youngest son, and his wife Sophie visited Belfast, where they met youngsters participating in multicultural street performances, participated in art and craft workshops, and chatted with others who shared their personal experiences visiting the Queen.
The royal couple also joined members of the public at a classic seaside funfair on the coastline of Bangor, County Down, which has been granted official city status. The Prince was observed serving pints of Guinness to members of the public behind the counter of a kiosk. The Royal couple also competed in an omelette cook-off, which was judged by professional chef Jean-Christophe Novelli.
The Queen also conducted a virtual meeting with the six Australians of the Year, including a recently retired wheelchair tennis champion, a doctor who created a service for homeless people, and the country’s governor-general. She praised them for their “outstanding effort.”
On Sunday, almost 10 million people will attend Big Jubilee Lunch picnics, and a musical and creative public pageant featuring 10,000 individuals will take place.