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..and much else, all telling the story of the queen and the uk through her long reign. and riding on open—topped buses, the great and good from each decade, including dame kelly holmes, double olympic gold medallist and honorary colonel of the british army. the pageant will be amazing. i've already spoken to a couple of people who will be on our bus and all very excited. we can't quite visualise what it's going to be. it seems like it will be more like a carnival, i would expect. it is just amazing to be one of the, i think 150 national treasures. a weird thing for you to say, personally, but it means a lot to be part of it. children will play a big part. these pupils from luton will be dressed as the flowers which decorated the queen's coronation gown. i'm very excited, i'm nervous, and
lit is a once—in—a—lifetime dream. | she has been on the throne 70 whole years. that is a lot. i'm very proud of her. she's done an amazing job. she is a very good queen. leading the pageant along the mall, the gold state coach that transported the queen on coronation day, and images from 1953 will be shown on its windows. having paraded up the mall, the musicalfinale of the pageant, led by ed sheeran, will take place on that stage you can just see through the barriers there. that's sunday afternoon. the night before, saturday night, musical royalty will pay their own tribute at the party at the palace. it is so overpowering to... i'm so happyjust to be part of it, because there was a point where i thought they don't want me and i was over the moon when i was signed on. after two years of a pandemic which has kept people apart, the stage is set for a weekend which aims to bring people together once again.
now it's time for a look at the weather with ben rich. hello. there will be some showers to dodge through the rest of this jubilee weekend. most places today seeing some spells of sunshine but some scattered showers through northern ireland, parts of south—west scotland, north—west england, wales, the midlands, south—west england, the odd ones towards the south—east corner. temperatures here 22—23. a little cooler for some eastern coasts, where we see areas of low cloud lapping onshore from time to time. through tonight, showers and storms will develop down to the south. could be quite a lot of rain from these across southern counties of england. mainly dry for the north, the best of the clear spells out towards the north—west. that's where we'll see the best of the sunshine tomorrow. some grey and rather murky conditions for some north sea coasts. the showers and storms in the south will drift northwards and will then tend to peter out, i think, into the afternoon. afternoon temperatures on saturday, just 13—14 for hull and newcastle, 22 for the western side of scotland.
into sunday, some rain, maybe some thunderstorms across the southern half of the uk. drier and brighter further north. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines... a service of thanksgiving to mark the queen's 70—year reign. her majesty was represented by prince charles, after she experience �*discomfort�* during yesterday's celebrations. it was first public appearance in the uk for the duke and duchess of sussex in two years. during the service tributes were paid to the queen's years of service. borisjohnson was booed and jeered by some among the crowds, as he arrived with his wife, carrie, at st paul's — though others cheered. a train has derailed in southern germany leaving 60 people injured and at least three dead.
and it's a 100 days since russia launched its invasion of ukraine, with fighting continuing along the entire frontline in the east of the country. president biden makes an impassioned call for stricter gun laws — following a string of mass shootings in the us. now on bbc news, it's the travel show with rajan datar. this week, a glimpse of the queen's holiday home in the scottish highlands. i enjoy a right royal day out. i tell you what, i wouldn't mind unwinding here for a little while over the summer months. a green guide for the festival season. make sure that you've got durable camping equipment and that you take it away with you after the festival. and we uncover some of the secrets of the iconic american singer—songwriter who started a musical revolution. just amazing to see his handwriting.
amazing! this weekend, the uk celebrates the platinum jubilee of its longest ever reigning monarch — queen elizabeth ii. and whilst an enormous crowd is expected to head to buckingham palace to celebrate the milestone, i've made my way to a more secluded spot, 500 miles away. this is balmoral castle, in aberdeenshire, the queen's scottish retreat,
where the royal family escape from the hustle and bustle and public scrutiny of london. that is a magnificent building. more like a big country house than a castle. beautiful manicured lawn. i tell you what, i wouldn't mind unwinding here for a little while over the summer months. so the history is, in september 1853, queen victoria laid the foundation stone, and this is when they started the build of the balmoral castle that we have today. and in terms of the design, the architecture, what would you describe it as? yes, again, i think prince albert had quite an influence. it's quite a germanic style. it reminds him, i think, of his home in germany. i think someone described it as a piece of bavaria, plunked into the middle
of the scottish forestland. exactly! so that was the start of the love affair with balmoral, so prince albert and victoria came here often? yes, every summer. normally, august, september, that's when they would come here for their summer holidays. and that tradition has remained and the royal family come here every year. these magnificent castle grounds are open to the public from spring until august, when the queen pitches up for her summer break. and every year, up to 80,000 people use that chance to pay the royal residence a visit. so we are in the ballroom. it's the largest room in the castle. and it is the only room we get access to. tell me about the history of this room, then. i mean, many events have happened in this ballroom. one in particular is the ghillies ball, which was a tradition that queen victoria started. and it was a thank you to, again, the gamekeepers, the shopkeepers, all the staff. it's like a scottish
country dance, a ceilidh. and every year, and even to this day, we still have a ghillies ball held in this ballroom. this year, for thejubilee year, is the salmon school. designed and installed byjoseph rossano. and it features 300 mirrored fish all hung there. the structure is also from recycled wood. it hung before at cop26, so we're very excited to have it. which was the climate change conference. that's right, climate change conference in glasgow. as well as marking thejubilee, the exhibit celebrates the royals' connection to the surrounding area. sadly, we can't all spend our holidays on 50,000 acres of estate, but i'm now going to head out into aberdeenshire to see how you can enjoy a royal getaway without spending a king's ransom. my first stop is ballater, the closest village to balmoral, on the edge of cairngorms national park. now, ballater is a cute
little village with lots of guesthouses and special shops. but there's one thing i've really noticed, which is how many places have by royal appointment hung above them. there's one here as well. 0utside here and a lot of the places here, it says by royal appointment to the queen, or the prince of wales. you've got a royal warrant. what does that mean? it means we are suppliers to the royal households. you have to apply for them, but it's notjust as simple as being in the village. you have to meet all the criteria that comes with it. and if you're successful in getting a royal warrant, it's a great badge of honour. and does it also mean that the likes of prince charles, even the queen, have actually been in here? they both have been in here on different occasions. but that's been a royal visit or they've came to see us specifically. they don't actually
come in and shop. although one or two of the other royals do. so they have come in and bought a joint of something, beef or whatever? yes, they've come in and bought their favourite product. and you charge them the full price, i hope? yes, of course. and having shopped at the same butcher as the royalfamily — get me! — i'm well set for the next step on my royal tour. ok, so, nick, this is the independent distillery that you use? yeah, absolutely. so this is lost loch spirits. i and this takes us round to the gini school, which is where we do some of the research and development. i've come to this distillery half an hourfrom balmoral to sample the estate's very own gin. so it's really important in the gin world to have a set of botanicals that has kind of relevance to where the gin is coming from. balmoral is this obviously
treasure trove of things that are growing there. and when we started working with the team there, they had mentioned thatjuniper was growing on the estate, and juniper being the backbone of any gin, it was a no—brainer that we would put it into the gin itself. but then there was other things we wanted to use as well. the pine needles, as you would expect, have a real pineiness in terms of the smell and complement thejuniper. very good. the other thing that balmoral make is they have their own heather honey. that is really great because it adds a little bit of the sweetness. what i would, the analogy i sometimes use is it is a bit like strumming a guitar. if one of those notes isn't quite tuned right, when you strum the guitar, itjust doesn't sound right. and it's the same with the final gin product. the gin launched last year and nick is preparing to present the first bottle of a specialjubilee edition to her majesty herself.
so the queen aside, may i suggest that the second most important sampler is yours truly? so am i allowed to have a taste? absolutely. so here in the glass is the final product. so it has got a little tanginess. thejuniper, i can definitely taste. the honey, actually, yes. it gives it a richness, doesn't it? and the overall thing is, actually, very smooth. now i'm, erm, full ofjubilee spirit... cheers. ..i�*m heading to my final destination. now, this is like stepping back in time. we are in milton of crathes, which is the main station for the royal deeside railway. for 100 years, the deeside railway
took the royals up to ballater to begin their summer holidays. the royal family are greeted - on their arrival at ballater station by the marquess of aberdeen, - before continuing on the ten—mile journey to balmoral by car... it was decommissioned in 1966, but a small section has since been restored. a band of interested people formed a preservation society in 1996. and they've been active ever since to restore at least a piece of the original deeside line. we operate about a mile of track. we can give you a ride on the diesel locomotive. it's a little bit noisy, sometimes bad—tempered, but i'm sure you'll enjoy the ride. whoa! look at this. this is a vintage diesel locomotive, right? wow!
i love all this. actual old gritty mechanics. now, the train cab might be a world away from the luxury of balmoral castle, but this railway line is still an important part of the royal story here in aberdeenshire, and a fitting end to a grand day out. well, now, listen, if you can't make it up here to sunny aberdeenshire, there are plenty more things you can do to enjoy a royal day out. staying in scotland, if you head to the capital, edinburgh, you can step aboard the royal yacht britannia, which was the family's yacht for more than a0 years, taking them on almost 1,000 official visits around the world. the tour takes you across five
decks and, they say, it's the only place you can actually see the bedroom of a living british monarch. whilst down in london, a 15—minute walk from buckingham palace, nestled in the horse parade, is the museum of household cavalry — a living museum, where you can watch the queen's ceremonial guards tend to their horses. exhibits guide you through the history of the regiment and the pomp of all their iconic uniforms. make it there for 11 o'clock during the week to see the changing of the guard, too. or you could take a quick train ride out of london and head to the queen's weekend home at windsor castle, which has a claim to being the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. and this summer, they're holding a special exhibition, looking back at the coronation ceremony that officially marked the start of her record—breaking reign.
still to come on the travel show... some sustainable tips for the summer festival season. camping equipment is for life, not just for one festival. and we're in oklahoma — for the opening of a centre dedicated to the legendary singer—songwriter bob dylan. i've been a fan since i was ten years old. so, stick with us. right. now, here in the uk, the summer festival season is just getting under way and, for many years, that has meant fields strewn with rubbish and abandoned tents. but we've been speaking to expert claire 0'neill about how you can enjoy a more guilt—free, sustainable festival season — in this month's green guide. i'm claire o'neill and i'm the co—finder of an organisation called a greener festival.
if you think about a typical festival, it could be that a temporary town, essentially, is being built, if it's a large event, so it does need to be managed quite closely to make sure that it's not having negative impacts on the environment. it also has a real opportunity for being a role model. we have the chance to go away from our normal day—to—day living. if you're out camping, you'll realise that electricity isn't something that's just at the flick of a switch, that the waste that you produce, it's actually materials. you can see the impact of consumption, essentially. there are a lot of really good examples of festivals that are doing great work for the environment. boom festival, in portugal, they have their own site. they've got the opportunity to use the funds that come in from the festival to really regenerate the land and enhance the biodiversity of the land. there is also dgtl festival — spelt dgtl — which is in amsterdam, and they've got great ambition to be the world's first circular festival.
we achieved that by artists, for example, transferred by electric cars. and we've worked together with the municipality of amsterdam to create, like, a green grid connection on site. and we're working together with the whole sanitation chain of the event, so we can collect all the waste and we can make fertiliser and compost out of it. so we're getting all the nutrients out of it. we are reusing the water that we collect. all the five systems that we have, we create such a low impact for the whole event. it can be a lot harder for very large events to become sustainable, but they've also got a huge opportunity in the influence that they have — both in their supply chains and their industry, but also in culture and societal shifts. so, for example, if glastonbury festival decide that from now on, they're not going to have any single—use plastic bottles, then all of the caterers for the uk festival network will have found
a different solution to using plastic water bottles because everybody�*s there. so there's hindrances, but there's also opportunities. festivalgoers are one of the most important part of the puzzle in making any event green. so one of the first things that you can do when going to a festival is look at how you're getting there. is it going to be by some kind of low—carbon means? that could be public transport, it could be cycling. many festivals are organising coach trips, for example. so look at what the festival is providing and what they're doing. and why not start the fun of a festival before you even get there with a crew of other people who are going along to the same event? the second thing that you should do is look at what you're actually taking to the festival. make sure you're not taking things you don't need. there's always going to be things like catering, there's probably going to be some kind of fancy—dress stalls there. also, with your camping equipment, camping equipment is for life, not just for one festival, so don't treat it as something that is disposable.
best possible thing that you can do is make sure that you've got durable camping equipment and that you pack it up and take it away with you after the festival. then the third thing that you can do is actually speak to the festivals, speak to the artists, ask the questions in advance. if you look at what they're doing to be more sustainable. are they having vegan menus? are they making sure that they're segregating waste, or are they minimising it? have they banned single—use plastics? there's many things that you can encourage festivals to do because, essentially, it's organised for you. so have those conversations and try to have a positive influence. but most importantly, don't forget that it's all about having loads of fun and experiencing life in experimental new ways. so sustainability doesn't need to be a drag, it can be part of that wild journey.
0k, to wrap up this week, we're off to the united states — for an encounter with musical royalty. when you think of the rural southern state of oklahoma, music might not be the first thing that comes to mind. but that could all be about to change, with the opening of a brand—new centre in the city of tulsa, dedicated to one of the world's greatest living artists, bob dylan. i've been very excited. i've been a fan since i was ten years old. i'm a member of several bob dylan fan clubs. i am excited for everybody to come and visit the museum. i got a chance to see it and it's wonderful. this $10 million shrine to dylan will be the new home to one of the largest musical archives ever acquired. three, two, one! the bob dylan center! cheering.
so, the archive that we now are stewarding consists of, give or take, about 100,000 items. we have an immersive film experience that places visitors in greenwich village in 1963, say, or on stage during the rolling thunder revue tour of the 19705, enveloping visitors in projection and imagery and sound. from there, you go into the six songs, where you can learn so much more — again, because we have these materials in the archive about, say, the writing and recording of tangled up in blue. oh, my gosh, look how tiny he had to write! i had no idea it would be so tiny. one might think that perhaps a centre of this sort, focusing on a figure who's been so important to american music, might find its way to, say, a los angeles or a new york. but dylan commented on responding very positively to what he calls
the "hum of the heartland". dylan likes the vibe of tulsa, he's played here many times over the years. the bob dylan center is just the latest opening in tulsa's recent cultural revival. a city with a rich musical heritage. teresa knox is a proud tulsan and the owner of the iconic and newly—restored church studio and archive. music is how we spend a big part of our city's culture, from western swing to jazz... ..to the tulsa sound, to today. 0riginally opened in the �*70s by the singer leon russell, this former place of worship has seen the likes of eric clapton, george harrison and, indeed, dylan himself walking through its doors. we're just really proud to be in that cohort of historic recording studios that really honour the past, but celebrate the future and inspire
a new generation of musicians. as well as being home to a distinctive music scene, tulsa hosts some legendary venues — none more so than cain's ballroom. we're family—owned and we've been around since 1924. and not much has really changed in the interior. and many artists have fallen in love with this unique setting. this van halen promo, we've got pictures of them standing right over here. we got 500 bucks that day. this is the famous sid vicious punch. so the rumour is that sid punched a hole into the wall. here's sid on stage. johnny on stage. over here is the willie nelson guitar. the jack white guitar. jack white opened his world tour here. he likes the venue so much, i think he bought a house in tulsa, because he liked this area so much.
i always wanted to be the rock star, but now i worked my way up to where i make the rock stars happen now. to celebrate the opening of the dylan center, cain's hosted a special series of shows, with legends patti smith, elvis costello and mavis staples all on the bill. i'll definitely be back. it took us about three and a half hours to drive here, _ so we can come back often. but one big question still remains — will this great man himself visit this monument in his name? bob dylan is quite aware that he has an open invitation to come and visit us anytime. but don't forget, this is someone who has famously espoused a philosophy of "don't look back". wherever the tour and his muse and his instincts take him
is of far more importance and interest to dylan. but better that he's out in the world creating new songs for us to add to this collection at a later date. that's it for this week, but do join us next time, when we return to the united states to explore yellowstone park, 150 years since it was first established. this is spectacular! where lucy meets the people reintroducing america's largest land mammal — the iconic bison — back to its traditional home. bison were going to go extinct . across north america if it wasn't for the actions that we took- here in yellowstone national park. it should be a good one. in the meantime, you can catch up with our past adventures on the iplayer. and what's more, if you check your screen now, you should be able
to see where you can find us, and a load more great travel content, from the bbc. in the meantime, from me and the rest of the team here in scotland, it's goodbye. hello. there will be some showers to dodge through the rest of this jubilee weekend. most places today seeing some spells of sunshine but some scattered showers through northern ireland, parts of south—west scotland, north—west england, wales, the midlands, south—west england, the odd ones towards the south—east corner. temperatures here 22—23. a little cooler for some eastern coasts, where we see areas of low cloud lapping onshore
from time to time. through tonight, showers and storms will develop down to the south. could be quite a lot of rain from these across southern counties of england. mainly dry for the north, the best of the clear spells out towards the north—west. that's where we'll see the best of the sunshine tomorrow. some grey and rather murky conditions for some north sea coasts. the showers and storms in the south will drift northwards and will then tend to peter out, i think, into the afternoon. afternoon temperatures on saturday, just 13—14 for hull and newcastle, 22 for the western side of scotland. into sunday, some rain, maybe some thunderstorms across the southern half of the uk. drier and brighter further north.
this is bbc news, i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines. a service of thanksgiving to mark the queen's 70 year reign. her majesty was represented by prince charles, after she experienced �*discomfort�* during yesterday's celebrations. thank you for staying the course. thank you for continuing to be faithful to the pledges you made 70 years ago. it was first public appearance in the uk, for the duke and duchess of sussex in two years. during the service tributes were paid to the queen's years of service. a mixed reception with some booeing and jeering, while others cheered as borisjohnson arrived with his wife, carrie, at st paul's.
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