June 2nd – June 5th, 2022

This year, 2022 marks the Platinum Jubilee for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Serving as Queen for 70 years, she is longest-serving British Monarch and the Jubilee is a momentous occasion for Great Britain, The Commonwealth and countries around the world.

In the UK celebrations begin on Thursday, June 2 nd with the Queen’s birthday parade and Trooping the Color, military and ceremonial display, as Platinum Jubilee Beacons light up across 2,000 towns and cities. Friday, June 3 rd sees a National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral and the ringing of Great Paul, the largest church bell in the country. The weekend begins with the Derby at Epsom Downs Racecourse and the BBC Platinum Party at Buckingham Palace and celebrations culminate on Sunday with the Big Jubilee Lunch and street parties and a procession throughout London involving 10,000 people and the Gold State Coach. Famous iconic stars of the realm will join the procession including Dames in Jags – women of theater, film and television traveling in Jaguar cars.

Not to be outdone, Jo Gemmill Owner of the English Rose Tea Room in Carefree, Arizona will host her own celebration in recognition of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Gemmill says “As an ex-pat living in
Arizona for the past 21 years, it has always been important for me to keep a strong connection with my British roots. Over the years we have hosted many Royal celebrations including Royal Weddings and Baby Showers. This Jubilee celebration is so important as it is likely the last time we can honor her Majesty during her lifetime – and this is certainly a lifetime achievement”.

Celebrations at the English Rose Tea Room begin Thursday, June 2nd at 11:00 a.m. with an authentic Town Crier announcing the 70th Jubilee as he rings a handbell throughout Easy Street in Carefree, AZ. The Crier
will continue to act as the Master of Ceremonies throughout the weekend. During the 4-day festival guests will enjoy entertainment from actors portraying great British Icons including James Bond, Sherlock Holmes, Mary Poppins, Harry Potter, David Bowie, John Lennon, Elton John and the Spice Girls. Musical interludes will be performed by Fountain Hills Saxophone Quartet. Jubilee and British Iconic memorabilia will be available for purchase. A tribute to the Queen and highlights of historical events during her reign will be on display, together with a book for guests’ comments which will to be sent on to Buckingham Palace.

See more about the events each day:

Platinum Jubilee Celebration – Thursday, June 2nd

Platinum Jubilee Celebration – Friday, June 3rd

Platinum Jubilee Celebration – Saturday, June 4th

Platinum Jubilee Celebration – Sunday, June 5th

 

The Jubilee event also coincides with Carefree Restaurant week and a special menu honoring the Jubilee will include baked cottage pie, coronation chicken salad and Eton Mess – a favorite British dessert.

View the special menu for Carefree Restaurant Week