Four days in June 2022

A personal view of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations for HM Queen Elizabeth II

So many memorable official images appeared over the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration weekend that it seems superfluous to add to them with mine but here are a few that won’t have made it to the front pages – some from central London but most from around the Thames.

The Mall decorated with Union flags as it has been for all special national occasions for as long as I can remember. ©Nigel Stoughton
Admiralty Arch flying the White Ensign
One of London’s famous black cabs suitably decorated for the occasion
Crafts market in the Westminster Cathedral Piazza on May 31st. Luckily the rain held off after this throughout the Jubilee weekend
Victoria Tower Gardens filled with picnickers enjoying this precious central London Thames-side space on June 2nd
Crowds on Westminster Bridge and party boats waiting for the Royal Air Force’s Platinum Jubilee fly-past on June 2nd
With impeccable precision and skill the Royal Air Force mark the Queen’s 70th anniversary on the throne as they fly across central London
The Red Arrows flying past The London Eye, June 2nd, 2022
The Red Arrows speed past Victoria Tower and the Palace of Westminster
Afterglow 1
Afterglow II
Decorated motorboat entering into the Platinum Jubilee spirit on June 3rd
SEA SHEPHERD II Not sure if they were celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee on June 3rd but they certainly had a party spirit aboard
M.V. CONNAUGHT moving into position to take part in the Thames Ships Salute in honour of HM
The Queen on June 4th
M.V. CONNAUGT while she joined in – very LOUDLY – with the Thames Ships Salute to the Queen on June 4th
A close up of M.V. CONNAUGHT’s deck decorations
Dunkirk Little Ship AQUABELLE heading back upstream after taking part in the Dunkirk Little Ship Fleet celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Ramsgate Harbour
Dunkirk Little Ship TOM TIT heading upstream along Lambeth Reach after taking part in the Dunkirk Little Ship Fleet celebrating The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Ramsgate Harbour
Westminster Bridge one of central London’s nine illuminated bridges lit up in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee colours from June 4 – 6, 2022
Lambeth Bridge illuminated in their normal sequence interspersed with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee colours