Royal Family News: Queen to Mark Jubilee by Sending Royal Family Members to Four UK Nations
The 96-year-old Queen is marking her four-day-long Platinum Jubilee next month by sending the Earl and Countess of Wessex to Northern Ireland, Prince William and Kate Middleton to Wales, and Princess Anne to Scotland.
According to Sky News, Prince William and Kate will get to meet some of Wales’ most well-known performers as part of the Royal Family’s effort to get all of the UK involved in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations this weekend. Continue reading and we’ll fill you in on the details.
Royal Family News – William and Kate Visit Captial of Wales
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expected in Cardiff on Saturday to meet those behind the Jubilee concert to be held at Cardiff Castle. They will be learning about the sound, lighting, and visual effects for the concert, as well as helping with final preparations.
Additionally, they will be watching rehearsals and meeting the show’s hosts, Aled Jones and Shan Cothi. The show will also be featuring Mike Peters from The Alarm, husky-voiced singer Bonnie Tyler, drumming weatherman Owain Wyn Evans, Pendyrus Male Voice Choir, as well as West End star John Owen Jones.
Royal Family News – Edward and Sophie Visit Northern Ireland, Anne Goes to Edinburgh
The Queen’s youngest son Prince Edward and his wife Sophie Rhys-Jones will be visiting Northern Ireland to carry out some engagements there over the weekend. The pair will meet child performers taking part in multicultural street performances, share personal memories of the Queen, and take part in art and craft sessions.
Princess Anne will join her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence on Friday to visit Edinburgh, visiting the city’s zoo and meeting with children for animal handline in the Rainforest Room before stopping at the Penguin Enclosure. The couple will also reportedly board the amphibious transport dock, meet with representatives from charities across Scotland for whom both Anne and the Queen are patrons, and inspect a guard of honour on HMS Albion.
Performances will finish by 7 PM allowing audiences to watch the concert that will take place at outside Buckingham Palace and will steam to giant screens on the castle grounds. The Queen’s much-anticipated Platinum Jubilee celebration marking her 70 years on the throne will begin on June 2 and last until June 5. Be sure and stay up to date on all Royal Family News and return here often for more news and updates.