THE QUEEN's Platinum Jubilee celebrations are fast approaching and will be kicked off by the Trooping the Colour parade.

A flypast will follow, but when is it, and how can you watch it? Here's all you need to know.

When is the Trooping the Colour fly past for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee?

Trooping the Colour is a ceremonial parade that this year will mark the start the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Four days of festivities will take place to mark the Queen's 70th year on the throne, becoming the first British monarch to do so.

The Trooping the Colour will start on Thursday 1, 2022, at 10am.

It's then expected to finish at 12.15.


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After the parade, there will be a fly-over.

It's set to feature 70 aircraft including the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and the Red Arrows and will start at around 1pm.

The Queen is expected to watch the flypast with other members of the Royal Family from the Buckingham Palace balcony.

How can I watch the Trooping the Colour fly past for The Queen's Platinum Jubilee?

The front of the flight of aeroplanes will be visible over central London at about 12.40, and are expected to be seen over the Palace at around 1pm.

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After that, they'll fly over South London and will be visible until around 1.30pm.

If you want to see exactly where the planes will be flying through, the website Military Airshows has plotted the flypast areas on Google Maps.

The flypast will fly over the following areas on June 2, 2022:

  • The Wash
  • Over the North Sea
  • Southwold
  • Suffolk
  • Southend
  • Swaffham
  • Thetford
  • Colchester
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Kent
  • Surrey
  • Berkshire
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Oxfordshire
  • Gloucestershire
  • Wiltshire

If don't live near the flight path, or you're not able to get close to the Palace on the day, never fear as the moment it passes over The Palace will be broadcast live on the BBC.

It will also be streamed live on BBC iPlayer in addition to the rest of the parade coverage.

Can I get tickets to the Trooping the Colour flypast?

Tickets to watch from the stands on Horse Guards Parade to watch the Trooping the Colour are no longer available.

However, members of the public can still watch it and the flypast after it in person.

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The event is open to public and no booking is required, though it's likely to be pretty extremely busy in the area surrounding the Palace on the day.

You can find out more about the event here.

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