On Monday, June 27, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II accompanied Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex attended the Ceremony of the Keys held in the forecourt at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The Ceremony of the Keys marks the “… the beginning of Royal Week in Scotland, the monarch is symbolically offered the keys to the city by the Lord Provost. But, tradition dictates that she then returns them, entrusting their safekeeping to Edinburgh’s elected officials…” according to the BBC News.
On Sunday, June 5, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II made a surprise appearance on the balcony at Buckingham Palace as the Platinum Jubilee Celebration weekend comes to a close.
Accompanying Her Majesty were Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge, Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, and His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge.
On Monday, May 30, 2022, the BBC interviewed His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan about Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and her upcoming Platinum Jubilee.
In the interview, His Majesty King Abdullah II reflected on the strong ties of friendship between the two royal families, stressing pride in the distinguished relations between Jordan and the United Kingdom.
His Majesty commended the consistency and perseverance which have characterized Queen Elizabeth II’s reign in service of her nation.
Also during the interview, the King wished Queen Elizabeth II good health, and the people of the United Kingdom continued progress and prosperity.
On Monday, May 23, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II attended the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show held at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London, England.
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show returns to its usual place in the horticultural calendar after being canceled in 2020 and postponed in 2021 due to the Covid pandemic.
This year, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show celebrates Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee year with the theme of “…calm and mindfulness running throughout the garden designs.”
Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex, Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra, The Honorable Lady Ogilvy, His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, and Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice of York and her husband, Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi also attended the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this afternoon.
On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II made a surprise appearance when she accompanied His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex to officially open the new Elizabeth Line at Paddington Station in London.
Upon their arrival, Her Majesty The Queen and The Earl of Wessex were greeted by the Secretary of State for Transport and the Commissioner for Transport for London, Mr. Grant Shapps, the British Prime Minister, Mr. Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, Mr. Sadiq Khan, and dozens of Paddington station staff.
Thereafter, Her Majesty The Queen unveiled a plaque commemorating the opening of the Elizabeth Line and purchased the first ticket using a commemorative Elizabeth Line Oyster card.
The new Elizabeth Line will run over 100km through central London from Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east to Reading and Heathrow in the west. The Elizabeth Line will serve 41 stations including 10 new stations at Paddington, Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Farringdon, Liverpool Street, Whitechapel, Canary Wharf, Custom House, Woolwich and Abbey Wood.