June 2 to 6, 2022
Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, and Mr. Whit Fraser travelled to London, United Kingdom, from June 2 to 6, 2022, to take part in Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
While in London, Her Excellency also had the opportunity to meet with governors general from across the Commonwealth.
Whit and I are delighted to mark a milestone in the life and reign of Her Majesty The Queen: seven decades of service. Like many others, I have been inspired by Her Majesty’s devotion to service, as well as her commitment to Canada throughout the years. It’s an honour to represent Her Majesty as governor general and to represent Canada during these Platinum Jubilee festivities.
June 2, 2022
The Governor General participated in the lighting of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons.
Beacons were lit throughout the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, U.K. Overseas Territories, and within each of the Commonwealth countries, in recognition of The Queen’s long and selfless service.
June 3, 2022
The Governor General participated in the Service of Thanksgiving for The Queen’s reign at St. Paul’s Cathedral.
June 4, 2022
The Governor General attended the Platinum Party at Buckingham Palace.
The celebration included famous faces from the world of entertainment brought together to perform for a night of musical tributes to celebrate the Jubilee.
No better way to celebrate the historic Jubilee than for the Commonwealth’s three Indigenous governors general to share their experience of reconciliation and leadership.— Governor General of Canada (@GGCanada) June 4, 2022
Thank you Governor General Cindy Kiro and Governor General Froyla Tzalam! pic.twitter.com/VBXsZhzPih
June 5, 2022
The Governor General attended the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, which included military personnel from the Canadian Armed Forces.
The pageant combined pomp and ceremony, street arts, theatre, music, circus and costumes, as well as cutting-edge visual technology, drawing on talent from every part of the United Kingdom and across the Commonwealth.
Flowing with community spirit, the streets of London were alive with music and performances at the @Jubilee_Pageant. #GGSimon was delighted to take part in this festive retelling of Her Majesty The Queen’s 70-year reign.#PlatinumJubilee pic.twitter.com/WEcyJOwoYa— Governor General of Canada (@GGCanada) June 5, 2022
The #PlatinumJubilee has been a wonderful occasion to meet other governors general from the #Commonwealth, and to see how priorities—such as reconciliation—are important and pressing, not only in Canada but in other countries as well. pic.twitter.com/q3UbR5kMqP— Governor General of Canada (@GGCanada) June 6, 2022