THE QUEEN is to host a party at Buckingham Palace on her great-granddaughter Lilibet’s first birthday.
On Monday, Buckingham Palace unveiled the full programme to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. Her Majesty, 95, will become the first British monarch to celebrate the milestone – as she marks 70 years of service.
The full programme of the celebrations includes a pudding competition, parades, concerts – and a Bank Holiday.
Celebrations for the occasion are planned throughout the year, including one which falls on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s daughter’s first birthday.
The item on the calendar is a star-studded Platinum Party at Buckingham Palace that will take place on Saturday 4 June.
Currently, it is not yet known who is going to be performing, but the event which will be staged and broadcasted by the BBC “will bring together some of the world’s biggest entertainment stars”, according to the royal website.
Members of the British public can apply for audiences tickets to the special event through a ballot, which will be released in February.
On the same day, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will also celebrate their daughter’s birthday.
Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born on 4 June 2021 at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.
Her name pays homage to her great-grandmother, referring to the Queen’s childhood nickname.
Currently, it is not yet known whether Meghan and Harry and their two children will travel across the pond to join in Her Majesty’s celebrations.
Since moving to the US, the Sussexes have not returned to UK soil as a family of four, meaning the Queen has not had the chance to meet her namesake in person.
Other members of the Royal Family will come together to mark the occasion at the Queen’s birthday parade, Trooping the Colour, on Thursday 2 June.
Normally royal watchers can spot the Firm on Buckingham Palace’s balcony as they watch an RAF fly-past.