The Sydney Harbour Bridge will be illuminated royal purple on 2 June in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The bridge will shine purple from 9.00 pm (11.00 am UK time) for seven minutes – representing the Queen’s seven decades of service. Sydney Harbour ferries will sound their horns to kick off the synchronised light show, which is running as part of Sydney’s annual Vivid light festival.
In 1954, Queen Elizabeth II sailed into Sydney Harbour as the first reigning British monarch to visit Australia.
“It is fitting to pay tribute to The Queen on this historic milestone by illuminating the Sydney Harbour Bridge royal purple, and it’s wonderful other buildings in Sydney and around the state are also acknowledging the Platinum Jubilee,” said Premier Dominic Perrottet.
“As Sydney shines during Vivid Sydney, the largest light festival in the Southern Hemisphere, this is also an opportunity to shine a light on The Queen’s dedicated and distinguished service over the past 70 years and her many remarkable achievements as monarch.”
New South Wales (NSW) Parliament and other buildings and landmarks will also light in royal purple from 2-5 June. In addition, NSW Parliament will hold a themed High Tea and Talk event on 2 June hosting a talk about Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s visits to Australia – including her first visit to the Parliament of NSW as monarch on 4 February 1954.
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