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How to Watch and Who Will Attend the Platinum Jubilee Thanksgiving Service?

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Composite image of the Queen and St. Paul's Cathedral

The premier royals will descend on St Paul’s to serve Thanksgiving (Picture: Danielle Leal / AFP / Getty)

after a The unforgettable Trooping the Color and the terrifying Red Arrow flypast, the next event on the schedule for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, is the Thanksgiving service at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

It is worth noting that this is the first royal occasion when the recently renovated Great Paul, the country’s largest church bell, will be rung in 50 years.

So, how can you watch this historic occasion on TV?

Here’s everything you need to know.

How to watch Thanksgiving service?

Platinum Jubilee: A Service of Thanksgiving will air today (Friday, 3 June) on BBC One at 9.15am.

You can also live stream it bbc iplayer,

The royal family is expected to arrive at 11 p.m., with services set to begin shortly after.

Inside St. Paul's Cathedral

You can watch all the action live on BBC One and BBC iPlayer (Picture: Dan Kitwood – WPA Pool / Getty Images)

It will run till 12.30 pm.

David Dimbleby and Sophie Raworth are in St Paul’s, London to present live coverage, meanwhile, Kirsty Young is joined by special guests at St James’s Park.

What can you expect from Thanksgiving service?

You can expect Bible readings, anthems, prayers and mass hymns, and reflections on the Queen’s reign.

The service will include a new anthem by Queen’s master of music, Judith Weir, which sets off the words to the music from the third chapter of the Book of Proverbs.

Who Will Attend the Thanksgiving Service?

Many of the most prominent royals would join the service, including Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

It is also believed that Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, will attend their first royal event together after leaving the UK.

However, the 96-year-old emperor himself will miss the service.

The Palace said on Thursday: ‘Considering the travel and activity required to attend tomorrow’s National Thanksgiving Service at St Paul’s Cathedral, Her Majesty has concluded with great reluctance that she will not attend.’

It is understood that Charles will represent Her Majesty at the event.

Prince Andrew, Duke of York will also miss service after testing positive for COVID-19.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: ‘The Duke has tested positive for COVID after conducting routine tests and will regrettably no longer attend tomorrow’s service.’

Andrew is understood to have seen the Queen over the past few days, but is taking regular tests and has not seen her since testing positive.

In the third stroke, the Archbishop of Canterbury was also forced to exit after catching Covid-19.

Speaking of his illness, Justin Welby said: ‘I am deeply saddened to recall the historic celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

‘However, I will continue to pray for the Queen and thank all of us for 70 years of exceptional service.’

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Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee 2022

Dust off your Union Jack bunting, Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee is finally here.

The ceremony, which takes place from Thursday, June 2 to Sunday, June 5, marks Her Majesty’s record-breaking 70th year on the throne.

Across the UK, there will be street parties, concerts and other special events involving the Queen and senior members of the Royal Family.

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