The details of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations have been revealed, including a Mary Berry cooking competition and a BBC concert.
Mary Berry and Monica Galetti of MasterChef will be in charge of a competition to develop a new pudding as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, as well as a BBC concert involving “some of the world’s finest entertainment personalities.”
Buckingham Palace today released details on the Queen’s 70th birthday celebrations, which will take place during a four-day bank holiday from June 2 to 5. Next month, she will turn 70 years old.
On May 29, UK favourite Berry and Masterchef host Galetti, as well as Buckingham Palace Head Chef Mark Flanagan, will host a competition to develop a new pudding to commemorate the Queen’s reign. According to the Palace, the winning recipe will be made public, and the pudding will be served at Big Jubilee Lunches during the bank holiday weekend. The tournament takes place 70 years after the coronation chicken dish was created in 1953 to commemorate the Queen’s coronation.
The BBC will arrange and broadcast a live performance from Buckingham Palace later this week, “bringing together some of the world’s biggest entertainment stars.”
A Queen’s Birthday Parade with 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses, and 400 musicians, a Big Jubilee Lunch, and a Platinum Jubilee Pageant are among the additional activities scheduled.
The Queen is going through a difficult time, so the celebrations come at a bad time for her. Her son Prince Andrew is undergoing a legal struggle over allegations from Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre, and she recently had a period of ill health.