Platinum Jubilee 2022: Hologram Queen waves from Gold State Coach

A finale of pomp and pagentry! Hologram Queen smiles and waves from the Gold State Coach as Kate, Wills and their children join Boris and Carrie for spectacular £15m Platinum Jubilee Pageant to mark the end of the Queen’s 70th-year celebrations

  • Guests including Boris and Carrie Johnson and senior royals Zara and Mike Tindall are at the pageant
  • It is not known if the Queen will make an appearance at today’s £15million event
  • Charles, Camilla, and William and Kate are expected to appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony
  • The Prince of Wales and future king gave an address at the Platinum Party at the Palace last night
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  • Latest Platinum Jubilee news as the Queen celebrates 70 years of service
  • A hologram of the young Queen waving at royal fans down The Mall has been beamed onto the Gold State Coach, as royals and politicians gather outside Buckingham Palace to watch today’s spectacular £15million Platinum Jubilee Pageant.

    Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, their children George, Charlotte and Louis, Princess Anne, and Zara and Mike Tindall are seated in the royal box with Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie, Keir Starmer and Sadiq Khan to watch the procession.

    Some 10,000 people including a cast of 6,000 performers are involved in staging the spectacular two-mile carnival route from Horse Guards, along Whitehall to Admiralty Arch and down The Mall to Buckingham Palace, echoing Her Majesty’s 1953 coronation procession.

    It is not known if the 96-year-old monarch will make an appearance at today’s pageant, after she pulled out of two Jubilee events amid concerns for her health. However, Charles, Camilla, Prince William and Kate, and other members of the royal family are expected to appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony at the end of the 2½-hour procession.

    And if the head of state is unable to make an appearance today, royal superfans will be nevertheless treated to holograms of the Queen beamed onto the Gold State Coach as it is paraded down The Mall, making it seem as if the monarch is in the carriage.

    The pageant is split into four acts: For Queen and Country with a military parade; The Time of Our Lives progressing through seven decades of culture, music and fashion; Let’s Celebrate telling the story of the Queen’s life in 12 chapters with corgi puppets and carnival creations; and the Happy and Glorious musical spectacle.

    Celebrities will travel in decorated open top double decker buses for the decade-by-decade celebrations. 

    A peloton of 300 cyclists, riding vintage bikes from across the seven decades of the Queen’s reign, is to travel down The Mall led by Sir Chris Hoy and cycling golden couple Dame Laura and Sir Jason Kenny.

    Close to 200 national treasures will take to the stage to serenade the Queen by singing the national anthem at the grand finale of the Platinum Jubilee festivities. Stars including Sir David Jason, Harry Redknapp, Sir Cliff Richard, Sandie Shaw, Felicity Kendal, Joe Wicks and Holly Willoughby will join Ed Sheeran in a mass rendition of God Save The Queen outside Buckingham Palace at the end of the pageant.

    Among the cast of colourful characters preparing to take part in the Jubilee parade on Horse Guards is a group of Daleks from the sci-fi television programme Doctor Who, threatening passers-by that they will be ‘exterminated’ as they roll along with cultural icons from the 1960s in the decade-by-decade Time of Our Lives act of the pageant.

    Two bus preservation enthusiasts have described their delight at taking part in the Platinum Jubilee Pageant.

    Richard Dixon, 63, and Ivan Fisher, 42, co-own one of the buses – the 1950s bus – with their friend John Stewart which is taking part in the decorated open-top double-decker bus parade for the decade-by-decade celebration. Mr Dixon will be a ticket conductor on the 1950s bus while Mr Fisher will be driving the 2000s bus.

    Mr Fisher, who is a funeral director, said: ‘It took us nine hours to get here from Norwich as she’s got a top speed of 32mph.








    Original golden coronation carriage with hologram of the Queen is seen during the Platinum Pageant on June 5, 2022

    Original golden coronation carriage with hologram of the Queen is seen during the Platinum Pageant on June 5, 2022

    Attendees take pictures of the hologram of the Queen on the Gold State Coach, June 5, 2022

    Attendees take pictures of the hologram of the Queen on the Gold State Coach, June 5, 2022

    The Golden Coach, which has not been seen in public in 20 years, goes down The Mall, June 5, 2022

    The Golden Coach, which has not been seen in public in 20 years, goes down The Mall, June 5, 2022

    Original golden coronation carriage with hologram of the Queen is seen during the Platinum Pageant on June 5, 2022

    Original golden coronation carriage with hologram of the Queen is seen during the Platinum Pageant on June 5, 2022

    Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, standing in the royal box outside Buckingham Palace, June 5, 2022

    Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, standing in the royal box outside Buckingham Palace, June 5, 2022

    Princess Charlotte ahead of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant outside Buckingham Palace, June 5, 2022

    Princess Charlotte ahead of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant outside Buckingham Palace, June 5, 2022

    Prince George and Princess Charlotte stand in the royal box during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, June 5, 2022

    Prince George and Princess Charlotte stand in the royal box during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, June 5, 2022

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, reacts upon her arrival to attend the Platinum Pageant in London on June 5, 2022

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, reacts upon her arrival to attend the Platinum Pageant in London on June 5, 2022

    Prince William takes his seat ahead of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant outside Buckingham Palace, June 5, 2022

    Prince William takes his seat ahead of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant outside Buckingham Palace, June 5, 2022

    Boris Johnson sits next to his wife Carrie Johnson in the royal box outside Buckingham Palace, June 5, 2022

    Boris Johnson sits next to his wife Carrie Johnson in the royal box outside Buckingham Palace, June 5, 2022

    The Gold State Coach makes its way down The Mall outside Buckingham Palace, June 5, 2022

    The Gold State Coach makes its way down The Mall outside Buckingham Palace, June 5, 2022

    Royals including Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Princess Anne, Kate Middleton, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, Zara and Mike Tindall, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the royal box, June 5, 2022

    Royals including Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Princess Anne, Kate Middleton, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, Zara and Mike Tindall, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the royal box, June 5, 2022

    Scenes on The Mall during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant in front of Buckingham Palace, June 5, 2022

    Scenes on The Mall during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant in front of Buckingham Palace, June 5, 2022

    The Gold State Coach passes in front of Buckingham Palace during the pageant, June 5, 2022

    The Gold State Coach passes in front of Buckingham Palace during the pageant, June 5, 2022

    Mike Tindall jokes with Prince Louis as Kate watches on in the royal box, June 5, 2022

    Mike Tindall jokes with Prince Louis as Kate watches on in the royal box, June 5, 2022

    Kate Middleton appears to stroke the back of Prince Louis' head in the royal box, June 5, 2022

    Kate Middleton appears to stroke the back of Prince Louis’ head in the royal box, June 5, 2022

    Military ride on horseback during the Platinum Pageant on June 5, 2022 in London

    Military ride on horseback during the Platinum Pageant on June 5, 2022 in London

    Members of the Household Cavalry march ahead of the Platinum Pageant on June 5, 2022

    Members of the Household Cavalry march ahead of the Platinum Pageant on June 5, 2022

    Members of the Household Division march ahead of the Platinum Pageant on June 5, 2022

    Members of the Household Division march ahead of the Platinum Pageant on June 5, 2022

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives to watch the Platinum Jubilee Pageant in front of Buckingham Palace, June 5, 2022

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives to watch the Platinum Jubilee Pageant in front of Buckingham Palace, June 5, 2022

    Zara Tindall laughing as she talks to London Mayor Sadiq Khan as she takes her seat outside Buckingham Palace, June 5, 2022

    Zara Tindall laughing as she talks to London Mayor Sadiq Khan as she takes her seat outside Buckingham Palace, June 5, 2022

    Carrie Johnson arriving at the Platinum Pageant outside Buckingham Palace, June 5, 2022

    Carrie Johnson arriving at the Platinum Pageant outside Buckingham Palace, June 5, 2022

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Mike Tindall share a laugh ahead of the Platinum Pageant on June 5, 2022

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Mike Tindall share a laugh ahead of the Platinum Pageant on June 5, 2022

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Mike Tindall shake hands ahead of the Platinum Pageant on June 5, 2022

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Mike Tindall shake hands ahead of the Platinum Pageant on June 5, 2022

    The Princess Royal attending the Platinum Jubilee Pageant in front of Buckingham Palace, June 5, 2022

    The Princess Royal attending the Platinum Jubilee Pageant in front of Buckingham Palace, June 5, 2022

    Labour leader Keir Starmer talks to London Mayor Sadiq Khan ahead of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, June 5, 2022

    Labour leader Keir Starmer talks to London Mayor Sadiq Khan ahead of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, June 5, 2022

    Buses for the decades at Horse Guards Parade ahead of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant in London, on day four of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations for the Queen. Sunday June 5, 2022

    Buses for the decades at Horse Guards Parade ahead of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant in London, on day four of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations for the Queen. Sunday June 5, 2022

    A model of a dalek at Horse Guards Parade ahead of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, June 5, 2022

    A model of a dalek at Horse Guards Parade ahead of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, June 5, 2022

    Participants prepare at Horse Guards Parade ahead of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant in London, June 5, 2022

    Participants prepare at Horse Guards Parade ahead of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant in London, June 5, 2022

    Participants prepare at Horse Guards Parade ahead of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant in London, June 5, 2022

    Participants prepare at Horse Guards Parade ahead of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant in London, June 5, 2022

    Spectators cross the Mall, ahead of the start of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, June 5, 2022

    Spectators cross the Mall, ahead of the start of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, June 5, 2022

    A small child cleans a car at Horse Guards Parade ahead of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, June 5, 2022

    A small child cleans a car at Horse Guards Parade ahead of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, June 5, 2022

    Participants prepare at Horse Guards Parade ahead of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, June 5, 2022

    Participants prepare at Horse Guards Parade ahead of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, June 5, 2022

    Participants prepare at Horse Guards Parade ahead of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, June 5, 2022

    Participants prepare at Horse Guards Parade ahead of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, June 5, 2022

    People pose for selfies on the Mall, ahead of the start of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, June 5, 2022

    People pose for selfies on the Mall, ahead of the start of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, June 5, 2022

    Spectators wait on the Mall, ahead of the start of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, June 5, 2022

    Spectators wait on the Mall, ahead of the start of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, June 5, 2022

    Wet and grey conditions on The Mall in Westminster ahead of the Jubilee Pageant, June 5, 2022

    Wet and grey conditions on The Mall in Westminster ahead of the Jubilee Pageant, June 5, 2022

    A royal themed float due to be used in the Pageant waiting in Westminster this morning, June 5, 2022

    A royal themed float due to be used in the Pageant waiting in Westminster this morning, June 5, 2022

    Rubbish left on The Mall overnight after the Platinum Party at the Palace

    A police officer takes a photograph for a group of men on The Mall in London, June 5, 2022

    Left, rubbish left on The Mall overnight after the Platinum Party at the Palace. Right, a police officer takes a photograph for a group of men on The Mall in London, June 5, 2022

    Some 10,000 people including a cast of 6,000 performers are involved in staging the spectacular two-mile carnival route from Horse Guards, along Whitehall to Admiralty Arch and down The Mall to Buckingham Palace

    Some 10,000 people including a cast of 6,000 performers are involved in staging the spectacular two-mile carnival route from Horse Guards, along Whitehall to Admiralty Arch and down The Mall to Buckingham Palace

    Police officers patrol in wet and grey conditions on The Mall in Westminster, June 5, 2022

    Police officers patrol in wet and grey conditions on The Mall in Westminster, June 5, 2022

    Royal enthusiasts wearing ponchos in The Mall in Westminster ahead of the Pageant, June 5, 2022

    Royal enthusiasts wearing ponchos in The Mall in Westminster ahead of the Pageant, June 5, 2022

    Mechanical horses named after horses owned by the Royals in Westminster, June 5, 2022

    Mechanical horses named after horses owned by the Royals in Westminster, June 5, 2022

    Colourful buses due to be used in the Pageant waiting in a side street in Westminster, June 5, 2022

    Colourful buses due to be used in the Pageant waiting in a side street in Westminster, June 5, 2022

    A group of young dancers practice ahead of the Jubilee Pageant, June 5, 2022

    A group of young dancers practice ahead of the Jubilee Pageant, June 5, 2022

    Vintage vehicles due to be used in the pageant wait on Horse Guards Parade, June 5, 2022

    Vintage vehicles due to be used in the pageant wait on Horse Guards Parade, June 5, 2022

    Silver London cabs due to be used in the pageant in Westminster, June 5, 2022

    Silver London cabs due to be used in the pageant in Westminster, June 5, 2022

    A speaker system erected in front of the Houses of Parliament, June 5, 2022

    A speaker system erected in front of the Houses of Parliament, June 5, 2022

    Prince Charles’ speech at the Platinum Party at the Palace in full

    The Prince of Wales took to the stage to pay a moving tribute to the Queen at the Jubilee concert.

    Here is the full text of his address:

    ‘Your Majesty, Mummy,

    ‘The scale of this evening’s celebration – and the outpouring of warmth and affection over this whole Jubilee weekend – is our way of saying thank you, thank you from your family, the country, the Commonwealth, in fact the whole world.

    ‘On behalf of us all, I wanted to pay my own tribute to your lifetime of selfless service, in pictures, in words and in light.

    ‘Your family now spans four generations. You are our Head of State. And you are also our mother.

    ‘Your ‘strength and stay’ is much missed this evening but I am sure he is here in spirit… My Papa would have enjoyed the show and joined us wholeheartedly in celebrating all you continue to do for your country and your people.

    ‘Looking back, we think of the countless State occasions that are milestones along this nation’s road. And you will think of red boxes, filled with Government papers, at the end of the day.

    ‘You will remember those who have led this country. Indeed, all the countries you serve. And leaders across the entire world.

    ‘How things have changed… We think of all you have done to make the Commonwealth such an important force for good. You continue to make history.

    ‘And there was still time for fun amongst the work. We might have been celebrating that Derby winner this evening… next year perhaps?

    ‘But I know what really gets my mother up in the morning is all of you ladies and gentlemen, all of you watching at home. Represented here tonight in this great audience.

    ‘Your Majesty, you have been with us in our difficult times. And you bring us together to celebrate moments of pride, joy and happiness.

    ‘Maybe this year it really is coming home.

    ‘You have met us and talked with us. You laugh and cry with us and, most importantly, you have been there for us, for these 70 years.

    ‘You pledged to serve your whole life – you continue to deliver. That is why we are here. That is what we celebrate tonight.

    ‘These pictures on your house are the story of your life – and ours. So, Your Majesty, that is why we all say ‘thank you’.’

    ‘Now, ladies and gentlemen, I know the Queen is watching these celebrations which much emotion, having, I hope, finished her marmalade sandwich, including immense regret that she cannot be here in person with us this evening.

    ‘But Windsor Castle is barely 20 miles away so if we cheer loudly enough, she might, might just hear us. So let’s all join together.’

     

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    ‘We came Thursday last week so that they could decorate them and put the wraps on them. It took nine men nine hours for each bus. The gentleman who owns the 2000s bus was approached by the pageant committee and asked if he knew of anyone who could contribute a bus, and we jumped at the chance because it’s a big privilege to be involved.’

    Meanwhile, millions up and down the country will gather for 85,000 Big Jubilee Lunches, street parties, picnics and barbecues today, as Platinum Jubilee celebrations draw to a close. 

    Last night the Prince of Wales called the Queen ‘Mummy’ and described how ‘you laugh and cry with us and, most importantly, you have been there for us’ in a moving, personal tribute to Britain’s longest-serving head of state after the Buckingham Palace concert.

    The monarch received affectionate tributes from the Prince of Wales and national figures during Saturday night’s Platinum Party at the Palace that saw Sir Rod Stewart, Diana Ross and Duran Duran perform for thousands in The Mall.

    And in a comic sketch that delighted the nation, the Queen had tea with Paddington Bear and revealed, like the furry character, she is partial to a marmalade sandwich.

    Paying tribute to the monarch after his son the Duke of Cambridge’s rallying cry for climate change action, Charles, who was joined by his wife Camilla, said: ‘You pledged to serve your whole life – you continue to deliver.’

    The future king, who began his heartfelt speech with ‘Your Majesty, Mummy’ just as he did at the Diamond and Golden Jubilee pop concerts, told the Queen: ‘You have been with us in our difficult times. And you bring us together to celebrate moments of pride, joy and happiness.’

    He added: ‘You have met us and talked with us. You laugh and cry with us and, most importantly, you have been there for us, for these 70 years. You pledged to serve your whole life – you continue to deliver. That is why we are here. That is what we celebrate tonight.’

    Charles reflected on the Queen’s every-growing family, which now stretches to 12 great-grandchildren, and on her dual role as sovereign and royal matriarch. He said: ‘Your family now spans four generations. You are our Head of State. And you are also our mother.’

    And in a touching moment, Charles spoke of his ‘much missed’ late father the Duke of Edinburgh, calling him ‘My Papa’ and saying the Queen’s late husband Philip was there ‘in spirit’. 

    Last night the Duke of Cambridge hailed the Platinum Jubilee concert as full of ‘optimism and joy’ as he praised the Queen for her ‘hope’ in the future of the planet.

    William paid tribute to the positive outlook of his grandmother during a segment of the Platinum Party at the Palace dedicated to the environment and featuring Sir David Attenborough.

    He echoed the Queen’s words from her speech to the Cop26 UN Climate Change summit, when she said working together in a ‘common cause’ always gave rise to hope.

    The duke highlighted the efforts of ‘visionary environmentalists’ and went on to name broadcaster and naturalist Sir David and spoke about the pride he felt for ‘my grandfather and my father’, the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince of Wales, who have championed the natural world.

    Speaking on stage to thousands gathered in The Mall, William said: ‘It’s my firm hope that my grandmother’s words are as true in 70 years’ time as they are tonight that as nations we come together in common cause, because then there is always room for hope.

    ‘Tonight has been full of such optimism and joy – and there is hope. Together, if we harness the very best of humankind, and restore our planet, we will protect it for our children, for our grandchildren and for future generations to come.’

    Before the duke spoke, a pre-recorded message from Sir David was played featuring spectacular imagery of the planet with the Hans Zimmer orchestra playing a version of the Planet Earth II Suite as dancers from the Royal Ballet performed.

    The crowds heard archive recordings of the Queen speaking about the future of the planet in 1989 during her Christmas Message: ‘The future of all life on earth depends on how we behave towards one another and how we treat the plants and animals that share our world with us.’

    And an extract from the monarch’s Cop26 video message speech: ‘None of us underestimates the challenge ahead but history has shown that when nations come together in common cause there is always room for hope.’

    William said it was ‘great to see Buckingham Palace turned into a giant Imax screen’ after video and audio from the Cop26 message was projected on to the London landmark alongside images of Philip and Charles.

    He went on to say: ‘While no-one’s grandmother thanks them for talking about their age, my own grandmother has been alive for nearly a century. In that time, mankind has benefited from unimaginable technological developments and scientific breakthroughs.

    ‘And although those breakthroughs have increased our awareness of the impact humans have on our world, our planet has become more fragile.’