Balmoral to screen Queen’s birthday event

A  big screen will be installed in the castle lawn to relay the Windsor celebrations.
A big screen will be installed in the castle lawn to relay the Windsor celebrations.

Deeside will be able to join in the televised celebration next month for the Queen’s 90th birthday.

ITV is screening a live broadcast from events at Windsor Castle on Sunday, May 15.

Bring your picnic, champagne and strawberries and make this a night to remember

Garry Marsden Balmoral Visitor Enterprise Manager

And Balmoral Castle will open its lawn for a big screen to relay the festivities.

The event will be a celebration of the Queen’s life, her love of horses, her dedication to the Commonwealth and international affairs and her deep involvement with the Navy, Army and Air Force.

Garry Marsden, visitor enterprise manager at Balmoral, said: “We want to invite people to come to Balmoral and join with us as we celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th birthday.

“What better way than to put on your hat and coat, bring your picnic and rug and watch this amazing event right in front of Balmoral Castle.”

The Windsor celebrations will be beamed onto a 4 metre by 2.5 metre screen.

Mr Marsden added: “Instead of watching it at home you can join in the party with others on the lawn at Balmoral Castle.

“Bring your picnic, champagne and strawberries and make this a night to remember.”

Admission is free and parking tickets can be bought from the Balmoral website - www.balmoralcastle.com - for £5 per car. Gates open at 7pm.

The Windsor Castle event will be over 90 minutes, with 900 horses and more than 1,500 participants from around the UK and the rest of the world creating a joyful event for the monarch.

The 90-year journey will cover the excitement of the birth, through to WW2, her marriage, the coronation and a reign of more than 60 years.

The celebration will use horses, actors, bands and dancers to tell the story.

It will be created by the team that organised the successful Diamond Jubilee Pageant at Windsor in 2012.

This time, technology will play an important part in the celebration.

The 90-minute experience will be a fusion of the latest video projection, LED effects and theatrical lighting, with thehe finale a kaleidoscope of memories and achievements.

May 15 will be the culmination of four nights of events taking place in the private grounds of Windsor Castle and the Queen will attend.