Uniting in patriotism
Communities across the nation are set to unite in pride and patriotism, celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday with a host of special events from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th June.
An action-packed weekend of events to celebrate the Queen’s birthday and, unofficially, the Duke of Edinburgh's 95th birthday, begin with a Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral on 10th June.
Saturday 11th June is the date of this year’s Trooping the Colour, the official annual celebration of the Queen’s birthday. Otherwise known as The Queen’s Birthday Parade, it is a chance for the Queen to inspect soldiers from the Household Division, and takes place on Horse Guards Parade behind Whitehall.
The following day, The Mall in St James’s Park will be transformed for its largest ever street party to celebrate The Queen’s patronage of over 600 charities and organisations on the occasion of her 90th birthday. The Patron’s Lunch aims to recognise the un-relenting support and service our Monarch has given to the community over her 63 year reign.
This not-for-profit event will also raise money for a newly-created Patron’s Fund, which will support the charitable organisations within the UK and across the Commonwealth to which Her Majesty The Queen acts as a Patron.
At the heart of the event will be the very people The Queen has helped over the decades; The Patron’s Organisations. This group of more than 600 charities and organisations is represented across the UK and the Commonwealth and covers 17 different sectors ranging from children, young people and the elderly to armed services, environment and agriculture.
The Mall will be the centrepiece to a truly magnificent spectacle with 10,000 guests taking part in a classic British ‘street party.’ Her Majesty The Queen will be joined by the Duke of Edinburgh and other members of the Royal Family to celebrate the occasion.
The Patron’s Lunch aims to re-ignite the famous British ‘community spirit’, with villages, towns and cities all over the UK and across the Commonwealth to hold their own street parties, raising money for their own communities and local initiatives.
For further details of local Patron’s Lunch events, check out our What’s On guide inside this issue, and on our website: www.thedirectorygroup.co.uk/whats-on