Wednesday, 1 June 2022

The Sussexes Arrive in Windsor & Plans for Trooping The Colour

Harry and Meghan reportedly landed in London earlier today with Archie and Lili. The family are staying at their Windsor home Frogmore Cottage. Their exact plans in terms of official appearances have been kept under wraps, however it's been widely suggested we will see them at Trooping The Colour in the morning. It's going to be a busy few days celebrating the Jubilee and Lili's first birthday. From 10 am there will be a Live Stream for Trooping, I thought it a good idea to share it here.

Sky News Live is another one to keep an eye on. 

It comes as a beautiful new portrait of the Queen was released tonight. Taken by Ranald MacKechnie, it was accompanied by a message from the monarch: “Thank you to everyone who has been involved in convening communities, families, neighbours and friends to mark my Platinum Jubilee, in the United Kingdom and across the Commonwealth. I know that many happy memories will be created at these festive occasions. I continue to be inspired by the goodwill shown to me, and hope that the coming days will provide an opportunity to reflect on all that has been achieved during the last seventy years, as we look to the future with confidence and enthusiasm.” Photographed at Windsor Castle, HM wore a dove blue ensemble by Angela Kelly. The Queen will meet her namesake Lilibet in the coming days for the first time. 

A reminder of the schedule for the weekend: Again it's important to note we don't how much we'll see of Harry and Meghan.

Thursday, 2 June, 10 am - Trooping the Colour.

9.25 pm - Royals will gather on the Parade Ground from Buckingham Palace to watch the lighting of the principal beacon at the palace -- a 21-metre tall Tree of Trees sculpture. It promises to be an amazing sight with 3,000 beacons lighting up across the UK and Commonwealth.

Friday, 3 June, 11 am - A Service of Thanksgiving for the Queen’s reign will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral at 11.30 am. Great Paul, the largest church bell in the country, will be rung for the service. Afterwards members of the Royal family will attend a Guildhall reception hosted by the Lord Mayor.

Saturday, 4 June, - 5.30 pm - Members of the Royal family will attend the Derby at Epsom Downs. 

7.40 pm - The Royal family will be out in force for a glittering evening of entertainment -- Platinum Party at the Palace. The celebration will see famous faces from the world of entertainment brought together to perform for a night of musical tributes to celebrate the Jubilee. 22,000 people will attend the event including 10,000 allocated in a public ballot and 5,000 tickets for key workers. It will be televised live on the BBC.

Sunday, 5 June - The Jubilee Big Lunches will take place all over the UK and further afield. Over ten million people across the UK are expected to join celebrations to share friendship, food and fun at Big Jubilee Lunches as part of a nationwide act of community friendship.

2.30 - 5 pm - Events will culminate with the Platinum Jubilee Pageant. Buckingham Palace said: ​"The Gold State Carriage, led by the Sovereign’s Escort, will lead the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, embracing the latest in digital technology to evoke the excitement and majesty of the Queen's journey to be crowned 70 years ago. The Pageant will bring to life iconic moments from the Queen’s reign, as well as showcasing our changing society over the past 70 years. 10,000 people are involved, including the military, over 6,000 volunteers, performers, key workers and 2,500 members of the general public."

There may be a large family appearance or additional balcony appearance afterwards.

I'll update with a 'First Look' photo in the morning in this post.  I'm looking forward to following the Jubilee celebrations with all of you. It's truly going to be quite something.


  1. I've been wondering what Meghan will wear and the color. I'm always surprised. And what kind of hat! I'm glad they're back for the events. I read that Eugenie will be living at least part-time in Portugal, which sounded very interesting. I would love to see a photo of the Queen with Harry's little ones after the Jubilee is over. :)

  2. Beautiful photo of the Queen, her pale blue coat and embroidery is splendid.

  3. It is all so exciting. Looking forward to seeing them and Lilibet. I am staying up to watch the Trooping of the Colour. The monarch looks beautiful in this violet outfit. When she goes it will be an end of an era. She is such an amazing Queen. Long may she continue to reign!!! Thanks Charlotte as always.

  4. We are wholeheartedly with you for these 4 days Charlotte and I too would like to see a photo of the grandmother Elisabeth with all her great-grandsons especially with Archie and Lilibet.
    I wish a wonderful and pleasant stay to the Sussex family with family Windsor etc... and public.

  5. Thank you for the coverage Charlotte. I didn't see Meghan on tv. She looks lovely in this outfit. I was moved to tears when the Queen came out on the balcony to see all the affection she got she deserves every moment. Hope we get to see more of the Sussexes and their children.

  6. I think Meghan wins best hat on this occasion! A stunning combination with the dress. It was lovely to see Meghan interacting with the girls as they were watching the festivities from the window. Look forward to your reporting this weekend, Charlotte. Thank you!


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