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Windsor Platinum Jubilee Beacon Lighting and Fireworks

June 2 @ 21:30 - 22:00

Everyone is welcome to come along to the Long Walk to celebrate the start of the Platinum Jubilee weekend with the lighting of the Windsor Beacon which is one of The Queens Platinum Jubilee beacons being lit across the Country and the Commonwealth.

The Beacon will be by Cambridge Gate, at the town end of the Long Walk. It is best to arrive in good time before the Beacon is lit at 9.45pm by the Mayor of the Royal Borough, Cllr Christine Bateson, and Admiral Sir James Perowne, Constable and Governor of Windsor Castle. A  firework display over the Castle will follow the Beacon lighting.

Please note: This is NOT a ticketed event and is free of charge  Accessibility :The Long Walk is a hard, smooth tarmac surface with a slight incline at the Cambridge gate end. The grass surface which, whilst being flat and mown, may become difficult for wheel chair access in wet conditions.  This event is entirely outdoors and access to the Long Walk is on foot. If you are planning to drive there are several public car parks in and around Windsor, details of which can be found on the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead web site by clicking here.


The Windsor Beacon will be one of over 2,022 being lit in the UK and the Commonwealth, and forms part of the official programme announced by Buckingham Palace for the Jubilee Weekend.

In addition, beacons will be lit in all 54 Commonwealth capitals and the Principal Beacon lighting will take place in a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Thursday evening. This will take the form of a lighting installation with The Queen’s Green Canopy ’Tree of Trees’ sculpture and projections onto the front of Buckingham Palace. This innovative new way of taking part in the beacon lighting will reflect the Royal Family’s long history championing environmental causes.

Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR, Pageantmaster of The Queen’s Jubilee Platinum Beacons said;  Building on a long tradition of lighting beacons to mark significant royal celebrations, thousands of beacons will be lit across the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth  They will enable local communities to join together to pay tribute to Her Majesty as part of the official programme of events.  For the first time, town criers, pipers, buglets and choirs from the UK and the Commonwealth will come together to join in the celebrations in their own individual and special way. It is wonderful to see the range of support for beacon lighting, which will highlight both the diversity and unity of the nation and the Commonwealth. The Queen has lit up our lives for 70 years through her dedicated service and commitment. We would like to light up the nation and the Commonwealth in her honour.”

Windsor is proud and honoured to be part of this momentous celebration and special event for Her Majesty, The Queen’s 70th year as our Monarch and Head of the Commonwealth on her Platinum Jubilee.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons and Associated Activities have been conceived and organised by Pageantmaster Bruno Peek and his dedicated team.



June 2
21:30 - 22:00
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