British singer Ed Sheeran is receiving a special honor on the occasion of Queen Elizabeth II’s 70th jubilee.

On June 2nd, the four-day celebrations to mark the platinum anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II (96) will start. In addition to the queen, her husband Prince Philip (1921-2021), who died in 2021, is also to be honored. According to the British “Daily Mail”, large screens on Sunday show pictures from the couple’s 73-year marriage. The British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran (31) underscores the romantic homage with his ballad “Perfect”.

At the parade through the streets of London, 250 Bollywood dancers reinterpret the wedding anniversary of 1947. At the center of their performance is a six meter high cake playing Bollywood anthems. The Queen’s Favourites’ exhibition also pays tribute to Prince Philip with a display of his beloved sailing boat, the Bluebottle.

This is how the British celebrate their Queen

The official celebrations of the Queen’s 70th jubilee begin on Thursday with the traditional Trooping the Color birthday parade. More than 1,400 soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians will take part. A thanksgiving service for the Queen’s reign will be held at London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral on Friday.

There will be a ‘Platinum Party’ and live concert at Buckingham Palace on Saturday 4th June. Guests will feature some of the biggest music stars in Britain and around the world. The show will be opened by none other than the band Queen with singer Adam Lambert (40). Music legend Diana Ross (78) concludes. Also taking part are Alicia Keys (41), Duran Duran, Hans Zimmer (64), Andrea Bocelli (63) and many more. The Epson Derby is also scheduled for Saturday. Members of the royal family are said to be present at the horse race.

On Sunday (June 5), people are expected to celebrate at street festivals across the UK. Events on the day also include a street festival with 5,000 people from Great Britain and the Commonwealth performing around Buckingham Palace. The royal estates at Sandringham and Balmoral are also open for tours on days off.