The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will lead the queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit Caracol, an ancient Mayan archaeological site deep in the jungle of the Chiquibul forest.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit Caracol, an ancient Mayan archaeological site deep in the jungle of the Chiquibul forest.
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  • Kate Middleton and Prince William are to lead celebrations for the queen's Platinum Jubilee across the UK.
  • The royal couple will be the most senior members of the Royal Family heading out of London during the central celebratory weekend.
  • See a full line-up of the June weekend's festivities here.


Queen Elizabeth is allowing room for her grandchildren to take centre stage.

The Palace has announced that Kate Middleton and Prince William are to lead celebrations for the queen's Platinum Jubilee across the UK.

This means the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be the most senior members of the royal family heading out of London during the central celebratory weekend in June.

Per People, the royal couple will visit Wales, where they lived for a few years when they were first married more than a decade ago. At the same time, Princess Anne will head to Scotland, and Prince Edward and Sophie, The Countess of Wessex, will go to Northern Ireland.

The announcement comes after it was confirmed that Prince Harry, his wife Meghan and their two children – Archie, 3, and 11-month-old Lilibet – will be attending the weekend's celebrations.

However, it was also announced that "after careful consideration," the queen decided that this year's Platinum Jubilee Trooping the Colour balcony appearance would be limited to herself and "those members of the royal family who are currently present undertaking official public duties".

This means the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, as well as Prince Andrew, will not appear on the balcony with the rest of the family.

See a full schedule of the weekend's festivities HERE.


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