About the Platinum Jubilee
On 6 February 2022, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 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 complement the national programme a number of on island events are being organised, the programme has been designed not to conflict with live coverage which will be broadcast, including the Trooping the Colour in London, to best allow islanders to fully immerse themselves in the historic occasion.
It is hoped that, subject to the approval of the Government of Jersey and the States Assembly, the island will also enjoy a two-day public holiday to commemorate the Queens 70 years of service.
This page will be updated as further information is made available.
Events and activities
Highlights of events to take place are:
Wednesday 1 June 2022
Queen's Birthday Reception
Government House, St Saviour at 7pm
To start the weekend of events the Lieutenant Governor, Sir Stephen Dalton and Lady Dalton will host the Queen's Birthday Reception, which will include entertainment from the Band of the Island of Jersey and a 21 gun salute from the Jersey Militia.
|Thursday 2 June 2022|
Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacon Initiative
Glacis Field, St Helier from 4pm to 10pm
Come and join in the celebrations as Jersey joins other commonwealth countries in the unified lighting of a Jubilee Beacon. There will be food stalls and musical entertainment, including a performance of the 'Song for the Commonwealth' performed by a choir of 90+ young people. No tickets required.
|Friday 3 June 2022|
Queen's Platinum Jubilee Pageant
St Helier 10.30am to 12pmThe pageant will consist of a formal march past consisting of marching contingents from all uniformed organisations in Jersey and will be followed by celebrating vehicles across the 7 decades of Her Majesty's reign.
|Saturday 4 June 2022|
Screening of the Platinum Party at the Palace
Howard Davis Park, St Saviour from 6pm to 10.30pm
This family friendly live screening of the BBC's special concert from Buckingham Palace will bring together some of the world's biggest entertainment stars. The screening will begin at 8pm and the park will be open for picnicking from 6pm.
|Sunday 5 June 2022|
Service of Thanksgiving
Town Church, St Helier at 10am
Church service led by the Very Reverend Mike Keirle, the Dean of Jersey.
|Sunday 5 June 2022|
High Tea of the High Street
St Helier from 2pm to 5pm
A table will run the length of the High Street for islanders to come and enjoy a large scale Platinum Jubilee themed afternoon tea.
Tickets are now sold out.
Queen's Green CanopyThe Queen's Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique, UK wide tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee in 2022. Jersey will be supporting this initiative through a coordinated group consisting of representatives from:
- The Bailiff's Chambers
- Office of the Lieutenant Governor
- Environment Department, Government of Jersey
- National Trust Jersey
- Trees for Life
'Our island' publication
A working title of a photobook to capture a cross section snapshot of Jersey under Her Majesty the Queen. The book will focus on the themes of the celebrations, young people, the environment and tradition within the island community.
Platinum Jubilee Medal
A special commemorative medal will be awarded to 615 islanders who are serving frontline members of the emergency services, prison services and HM Armed Forces.
Acting as a token of the nation's thanks, the Platinum Jubilee Medal follows a long history of awarding medals to mark Royal Jubilee's, with the first one awarded to mark the 50th anniversary of Queen Victoria's reign in 1887.
Issue of two commemorative coins by Government of Jersey, Treasury and Exchequer.
Commemorative stamp, Issue of a commemorative stamp by Jersey Post, subject to Royal approval. This single stamp issue commemorating the platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is set to be issued on 1 June.