15 mei 2015
The Queen’s 90th Birthday CelebrationPlans were unveiled today (Friday May 15th) for a major celebration to mark The Queen’s 90th Birthday next year. Over 550 horses and 1,200 participants will stage a Birthday Party to remember in a theatrical kaleidoscope of horses, dancers, musicians, choirs and famous actors, actresses and artists. In a 90 minute show, 90 years of The Queen’s life will be celebrated.
The event will take place over four nights (12th to 15th May 2016) and will be attended by Members of The Royal Family each night, including The Queen who will attend the last performance (Sunday), which will be broadcast live on ITV.
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is the Celebration’s Patron and Sir Mike Rake, Chairman of BT and President of the CBI is the event’s Chairman. The Celebration is a not for profit event and is already well funded by private donations, organisations and British business. Any proceeds from the Event will be donated to a number of The Queen’s Charities which will be selected by The Advisory Committee.
The participants will reflect The Queen’s private and public interests. Performers will come from a number of countries including Oman, Chile, New Zealand, Canada, Fiji and South Africa. The military will be well represented and will include The Queen’s Mounted Troops and over 100 pipers.
Simon Brooks-Ward, Producer & Director, said: “There will be a very happy and celebratory feel to the whole event. We have been delighted with the level of response from funders and participants. It should be a very special and memorable occasion.”